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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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February 13, 2019

Community Agenda Update: Winning Voting Rights and Working Toward a Complete Census Count

PPG and partners met to discuss and strategize around two topics from the 2019 Community Agenda: protecting and expanding voting rights and forming a Complete Count Committee for Buffalo-Niagara representation in Census 2020.

February 7, 2019

Buffalo News: "Erie County leaders draw closer to their first raise in 22 years"

Elected officials should not have to pay an undue price for their public service, said Andrea Súilleabháin, executive director of Partnership for the Public Good, a community-based think tank."A higher salary will encourage more and better candidates to run for office," she …

February 1, 2019

Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop Request for Proposals, 2/8

The 10th annual Poverty Research Workshop will take place on Friday, April 5th from 8:30am-12pm at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Auditorium, 1 Lafayette Square. Hosted by the Homeless Alliance of Western New York, Partnership for the Public Good, and Buffalo Commons, the event is …

February 1, 2019

Submit Workshop Proposal for Tomorrow's Leaders Conference

Over the course of two days, you will participate in youth-led community interactions and workshops that will help teens and adults increase their impact in their communities. To learn more and submit a proposal for a workshop, please follow this link: …

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Home Stability Support: Christine Slocum on The Public GoodFebruary 19, 2019, 7-7:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Christine Slocum of the Homeless Alliance of WNY discussing Home Stability Support legislation.

Evening of Black Labor History presented by CBTU Buffalo ChapterFebruary 28, 2019, 5:30-8:30 pm

Robert Mootry, Jr.

Celebrate Black History Month and join the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Buffalo Chapter for An Evening of Black Labor History featuring a program of presentations and panelists. The event will take place on Thursday, February 28th at 5:30pm at the 1199 SEIU Union Hall, 2421 Main St. Buffalo, …

Protecting Homeowners from Steep Tax Increases: In 2020 and BeyondMarch 2, 2019, 1-3 pm

Home prices in some neighborhoods have risen dramatically in recent years. Homeowners in these areas may see steep property tax increases in 2020. How can we make sure that homeowners are not displaced due to unaffordable increases in taxes? A coalition of community groups has been exploring …

Writing for the Media: Letters to the Editor, Op-Eds, and Press ReleasesMarch 13, 2019, 12:30-2:30 pm

Sam Magavern, Dawn Bracely, & Greg Connors

Learn how to effectively write and use print media to get your message heard. Join Sam Magavern, senior policy fellow at PPG,  Dawn Bracely and Greg Connors, editorial writers at The Buffalo News for tips and techniques on how to craft your message. You will have the opportunity to …

From the Buffalo Commons View All

Land Use and Zoning Law: A Citizen's Guide
Low-Wage Work in Buffalo-Niagara
The Geography of Poverty in Erie and Niagara Counties
Improving Teen Engagement in Buffalo and Erie County
The Buffalo, New York Outer Harbor as a Cultural Landscape