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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January 27, 2023

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of January 23, 2023

By Rose Thomas | Each week, PPG summarizes important takeaways from the major Buffalo Common Council meetings. We also include information from Council meetings related to our Community Agenda items

January 26, 2023

New Policy Brief: Raising and Indexing State Minimum Wage Would Have a Large Impact on Women, People of Color, and Immigrants in Western New York

Our latest policy brief by Sam Magavern, Russell Weaver, and Haley Smith examines the potential impact of raising the state's minimum wage for workers in Western New York. The authors conclude that the legislative proposal to raise New York’s minimum wage gradually to $20 by 2026 in …

January 26, 2023

PPG is Hiring a Community Researcher

Partnership for Public Good (PPG) is looking for a community researcher. Partnership for Public Good builds a more just, sustainable, and culturally vibrant community through action-oriented research, policy development, and civic engagement, working in close collaboration with its partners: over …

January 25, 2023

PPG is Hiring a Paid Intern for Summer 2023

Partnership for the Public Good (PPG) is a community-based think tank that builds a more just, sustainable, and culturally vibrant Buffalo Niagara through action-oriented research, policy development, and resident engagement. We are offering a paid, full-time summer internship program. Interns will …

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Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Forms
Raising the Minimum Wage: The Impact on Women, People of Color, and Immigrants in Western New York
Self Help Guide: How to Submit a Freedom of Information Law Request (FOIL) Without a Lawyer
The True Cost of Child Care: Erie County NY (Final Report)
How To Better Welcome Refugees and Secondary Migrants