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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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March 9, 2018

New Advisory Body Will Bring Community Recommendations on Police Oversight

Following advocacy by the Open Buffalo Justice and Opportunity Coalition and Partnership for the Public Good, the Buffalo Common Council has created a Community Advisory Body on Police Oversight, as reported in the Buffalo News this week.

March 1, 2018

New Fact Sheet on the Indigenous People of Western New York

PPG has released a fact sheet summarizing the available history of Indigenous people in what is now known as Western New York and providing information on the contemporary state of Haudenosaunee communities. Intended to shed light on an often overlooked history, it includes demographic, economic, …

February 28, 2018

New Policy Brief on the Consequences of Being "Unbanked" in Buffalo

This policy brief offers national and local information about people who lack bank accounts and describes some of the impacts of being “unbanked,” including reliance on exploitative services such as check cashing, rent to own stores, and pawn shops. It was drafted by was drafted by …

February 28, 2018

Two Updated Buffalo Briefs Now Available

PPG’s Buffalo Briefs are the best place to go when you need the most important data for local trends and issues. We’ve recently updated the briefs on poverty in Buffalo-Niagara and immigrants, refugees, and languages spoken in Buffalo. You can find them here: Immigrants, Refugees, …

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Buffalo Poverty Research WorkshopApril 13, 2018, 9 am-12:30 pm

The ninth annual Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop will feature new and ongoing research, promising strategies, and opportunities for collaboration for those concerned with ongoing poverty in Buffalo. Free and open to the public, the workshop is designed for local scholars, social service …

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Local Government Authority in Erie and Niagara County Website Report Card 2018
Local Government Municipality Website Report Card 2018
Immigrants, Refugees, and Languages Spoken in Buffalo
Indigenous People of Western New York
Poverty in Buffalo-Niagara