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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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November 25, 2018

Buffalo News: "Another Voice: Good Food Purchasing Program elevates student nutrition"

"Each day, the Buffalo Public Schools serves roughly 25,000 breakfasts, 28,000 lunches, and 5,000 snacks. That is a lot of food! Thus, the choices that BPS makes in purchasing its food have a large impact, not only on the health and wellness of its student but also on businesses, workers, animals …

November 5, 2018

Buffalo Law Journal News: "Report prompts Erie County attorneys to push for bail reform"

"Backed by the findings of a report on how judges in Erie County issue bail, attorneys and a local legislator are pushing for change. “It’s in everybody’s best interest to reduce the incarcerated population as much as we can,” said Kevin Stadelmaier, chief attorney at …

November 3, 2018

Help Crown Buffalo's Next Shakespearean Idol

Have you ever yearned to see Buffalo’s civic leaders compete with each other by performing great speeches and poems by William Shakespeare? Of course you have! On Monday, December 3, Buffalo will crown its next Shakespearean Idol at the Buffalo History Museum. Esteemed civic leaders …

October 29, 2018

WBFO News: "New report highlights 'cultural significance' of Buffalo's Outer Harbor"

"A coalition formed to resist a proposal to privatize and redevelop public lands along Buffalo's Outer Harbor released a report Monday which, according to those who commissioned it, highlights the cultural significance of that part of the city's waterfront. It's part of an effort to preserve green …

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Learning Lab: Working with Communities of ColorDecember 14, 2018, 12:30-2 pm

Alfredo Medina, Jr. Executive Director of the Office for Public Engagement, University at Albany, SUNY

Research shows that residents and community leaders working and residing in communities of color have expressed growing frustrations associated with institutional racism, distrust, underrepresentation of people of color in planning and decision-making, and misunderstandings around the complexities …

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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
Just Transitions in School Food