Partnership for the Public Good is a community-based think tank that builds a more just, sustainable, and culturally vibrant Buffalo Niagara through action-oriented research, policy development, and citizen engagement.

A New Home For Action

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 3, 2020

Already ‘a Crisis Before the Pandemic,’ Access to Water Should Be Top Priority

While access to water is increasingly recognized as a basic human right, “access to and affordability of clean, healthy water was a national crisis before the COVID-19 pandemic, including right here in Western New York,” said Rahwa Ghirmatzion, Executive Director of PUSH Buffalo. This …

April 3, 2020

Read the Full Transcript: Press Conference on Water Access During COVID-19

This transcript is from the 4/2/2020 10am press conference urging the City of Buffalo to proactively restore water services to Buffalo residents amidst the COVID-19 crisis.  Speakers include: Rahwa Ghirmatzion (Executive Director, PUSH Buffalo), Andrea Ó Súilleabháin …

April 2, 2020

WBFO: "City, Water Board urged to restore shut off water service during pandemic"

By Michael Mroziak | April 2, 2020 Dozens of local community advocacy agencies and individuals are uniting in a call to the City of Buffalo and the city’s Water Board, urging them to restore service amidst the pandemic to those whose water has been shut off.

April 2, 2020

WBEN: "City of Buffalo asked to restore water to those without it"

By Mike Baggerman | April 2, 2020 BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – After a stroke two years ago caused a Buffalo man named “Mike” be to laid off from his job, he said his water was turned off because he could no longer make payments and had to prioritize where whatever …

Upcoming Events View All

POSTPONED Poverty Research WorkshopApril 9, 2020, 9 am-12:30 pm

This event has been postponed to a date to be determined. The 11th annual Poverty Research Workshop will take place on Friday, April 10th from 8:30am-12:30pm at The Buffalo History Museum. Hosted by the Homeless Alliance of Western New York, Partnership for the Public Good, and Buffalo Commons, the …

Buffalo Commons Virtual Workshop: Coronavirus and Communicable Diseases in the WorkplaceApril 14, 2020, 12-2 pm

Nellie Brown, CIH

Learn about best practices in work place health and safety and what can be done to protect workers on the frontline.

POSTPONED Data Driven Community Workshop Series Module 1: Formulating Your Research QuestionApril 22, 2020, 4-6 pm

Russell Weaver, Economic Geographer with Cornell ILR Buffalo

This event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. As a substitute consider joining the Virtual Forum Democratizing Data on 5/6, 2-4pm. In this 3-part workshop series, Russell Weaver, Economic Geographer with Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab will provide foundational tools to document and evaluate …

POSTPONED Data Driven Community Workshop Series Module 2: Obtaining and Preparing DataApril 29, 2020, 4-6:30 pm

Russell Weaver, Economic Geographer with Cornell ILR Buffalo

This event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. As a substitute consider joining the Virtual Forum Democratizing Data on 5/6, 2-4pm. In this 3-part workshop series, Russell Weaver, Economic Geographer with Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab will provide foundational tools to document and evaluate …

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