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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May 19, 2020

Mapping COVID-19 Cases and Other Local Data

While COVID-19 has impacted our entire region, according to recent testing data, it is hitting some areas harder than others. According to national and local research, COVID-19 has also affected certain populations of people, such as black and African American populations, more severely than …

May 7, 2020

All Workers are Essential: Celebrating May Day in the Midst of a Pandemic

For many around the globe, May 1st, or May Day, is known as International Workers' Day or Labor Day. Historically, May Day was central to the movement that ultimately won the eight-hour work day. This year, perhaps more now than in recent decades, there is greater awareness across the U.S. of the …

May 7, 2020

Statement of Support for the Erie County Corrections Specialist Advisory Board's Call for Jail Releases

Partnership for the Public Good joins with the Erie County Corrections Specialist Advisory Board in calling for the release of prisoners from county jail facilities to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus.

May 6, 2020

Policy Solutions for COVID-19 Response and Recovery in Buffalo-Niagara

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. On Thursday, April 30, Partnership for the Public Good and the Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, in collaboration with ANCHOR, hosted a Buffalo Commons Community Conversation on policy solutions for COVID-19 response and recovery. The discussion …

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Buffalo Commons Virtual Workshop: Visualizing Data for Advocacy and ImpactJune 9, 2020, 12:30-2 pm

Dr. Aaron Krolikowski

Communicate information with visually appealing charts, graphs, and maps.

Buffalo Commons Workshop: Making Change in Buffalo: Learning from SuccessJune 18, 2020, 10 am-12 pm

Learn from successful efforts in the past decade that have worked to make Buffalo more just and sustainable.

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Manufactured Housing: An Affordable Housing Opportunity for Post Industrial Cities
Evicted in Buffalo: the High Costs of Involuntary Mobility
Lead-Safe Renovation, Repair, and Painting Activities in New York State
Erasing Red Lines: Epilogue - Where Do We Go From Here?
Western New York Census Toolkit