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Since 2007, our work has been dedicated to effecting lasting, positive change in our community. Created with the help of educators, students, volunteers, interns, and independent researchers, our rich body of reports, policy briefs, and fact sheets can now be found in the Buffalo Commons.

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April 24, 2018

New Report on Good Food at the Buffalo Public Schools

What does good food mean? For a new coalition in Buffalo, it means nutrition, but it means four other values as well: local economies, environmental sustainability, valued workforce, and animal welfare. The Good Food Buffalo coalition will work collaboratively with the Buffalo Public Schools, …

April 24, 2018

Another Voice: Low-wage workers widely exploited in Buffalo

By Another Voice | Published April 20, 2018 By Nicole Hallett In December 2017, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a “Buffalo Billion II,” which is focused on bringing smaller manufacturers to Western New York. “We’re making strategic investments today to foster … job …

April 17, 2018

"Why do we have so much poverty in Buffalo? We can do better." Truth Commission on Poverty Report

This Article was published Apr. 14, 2018 11pm EST by Jay Burney on The Public's website here. To borrow a phrase, this is just disgraceful. When there is so much money in the world, so much wealth, why is it that we have so much poverty. Why do we have so much poverty in …

April 16, 2018

Report: Low-income workers suffer wage-theft in WNY

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - A startling new report shows there is a group of low-wage workers in Buffalo whose legal rights are being violated by their employers. On Friday, the Partnership for the Public Good and Open Buffalo released the report at the Buffalo Public Library as part of Buffalo Poverty …

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Speaker and Panelist Discussion on Exploring Solutions to GentrificationApril 25, 2018, 5:30-7:30 pm

The League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara present a speaker and panel discussion on gentrification, and what might work here in Buffalo. PPG executive director Sam Magavern will serve on the panel.

How Banks Can Fight PovertyMay 4, 2018, 10 am-12 pm

The city of Buffalo has one of the highest poverty rates in the country, as well as one of the highest proportions of people who are “unbanked” – lacking a checking or savings account. When people lack access to mainstream financial services, they must rely on expensive and often …

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Good Food Purchasing for the Buffalo Public Schools
Restorative Justice in Buffalo: Building and Rebuilding Community
Renewing America’s economic promise through older industrial cities Buffalo NY
Workers on the Brink: Low-Wage Employment in Buffalo and Erie County
Poverty in Buffalo: Causes, Impacts, Solutions