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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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May 24, 2018

New Buffalo Brief on Public Education in Buffalo and the Region

PPG just released a Buffalo Brief on Public Education in Buffalo and the Region which is just one in a series of quick snapshots of Western New York.

May 7, 2018

New PPG Report on A Brief History of Segregation in Buffalo for the Open Buffalo Innovation Lab

On May 7, 2018, PPG released a report on A Brief History of Segregation in Buffalo for the Open Buffalo Innovation Lab.  This policy report was drafted by Anna Blatto, a senior at the University at Buffalo. It explores the history of segregation in Buffalo and offers policy suggestions …

May 7, 2018

Advocates call for Buffalo police to tighten body-worn camera policy

By Aaron Besecker | Published Sun, May 6, 2018 As the Buffalo Police Department gets closer to equipping officers with body-worn cameras, a local advocacy group and think tank has urged the department to engage the community before finalizing its internal policy surrounding body-camera use.

May 1, 2018

WBFO Hosts Facebook Live Event on Housing and Racial Equity

WBFO will host a Facebook Live event at 7 pm Wednesday, May 9, on housing and the legacy of discriminatory policies in Buffalo and cities across the United States. “Housing in Black and White” is part of the station’s “Community Conversations on Racial Equity” project. …

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Employment Opportunities for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals: Dixie Farr on the Public GoodJune 19, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Join us for The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Dixie FarrLife Skills Educator/Job Coach from the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) discussing the offerings of (CEO). Listen in, then to learn more about (CEO) visit the website here. The show will air live on Power 96.5 WNY at 7 pm, …

Banking & Financial Literacy: Trina Buruss on The Public GoodJune 26, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Join us for The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Trina Buuruss Branch manager at First Niagara Bank discussing banking and financial literacy. Listen in, then to learn more about North West's new branch and education center read this article here.  The show will air live on Power 96.5 …

NFTA Reform: Holly Nowak on The Public GoodJuly 10, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Join us for The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Holly Nowak Community Organizer for Coalition for Economic Justice discussing Citizens for Regional Transit, the recent developments in NFTA practices and much more! Listen in, then to learn more listen to Holly Nowak discuss NFTA reform …

Predatory Banking Practices: James Cutler on The Public GoodJuly 17, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Join us for The Public Good this week! We'll hear from James Cutler from Good Neighbors Credit Union discussing the benefits of a credit union, financial literacy and much more! Listen in, then to learn more visit the Good Neighbors Credit Union here. The show will air live on Power 96.5 WNY at 7 …

From the Buffalo Commons View All

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Racial Disparities in Buffalo-Niagara
Public Education in Buffalo and the Region
A City Divided: A Brief History of Segregation in Buffalo
Erie County Commits to Paris: How Erie County Can Meet US Target Reductions For Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Cruelty and Cost: Money Bail in Buffalo