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 16, 2020

Media Release: Community Groups Announce their Policy Agenda for 2020

Media Release: Community Groups Announce their Policy Agenda for 2020 January 16, 2020 “This is a collective vision of a more just and vibrant Buffalo,” said Partnership for the Public Good Executive Director Andrea Ó Súilleabháin, as the group unveiled its 2020 …

January 2, 2020

Buffalo News: "Sweeping changes arrive in criminal justice system"

At the murder suspect's indictment hearing, Assistant District Attorney Stephen C. Earnhart read for the judge a long list of evidence he was turning over to defense attorneys. A thumb drive of video. A CD of a 911 call. The dead wife's autopsy report. Copies of grand jury subpoenas. Emails between …

December 16, 2019

Buffalo News: "As fears of an undercount loom, local officials race to prepare for 2020 census"

The 2020 national census doesn’t officially kick off until March. But with the specter of past undercounts hanging over them, a coalition of local governments and nonprofit organizations are mobilizing early to “get out the count.” Some are distributing census pledge cards. Others …

December 12, 2019

WBFO: "Bail reforms celebrated by advocates, opposed by law enforcement"

Starting Jan. 1, cash bail and pre-trial detention will be eliminated for most misdemeanors and non-violent felonies in New York State. That change has left local criminal justice reform advocates rejoicing and law enforcement officials crying foul.    

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Highlighting Artists of Color: Shirley Verrico on The Public GoodJanuary 21, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Zainab Saleh

Join us on The Public Good! Hear about Buffalo Arts Studio's exciting upcoming exhibitions with Jay Carrier and Mary Rouse from curator, Shirley Verrico. We will also be discussing the significance of highlighting the work of indigenous artists, outsider artists, and artists of color within …

Jeopardy! For the Public GoodJanuary 30, 2020, 7-10 pm

Join us for JEOPARDY! for the Public Good, a fundraiser to support Partnership for the Public Good, at The Buffalo History Museum on January 30, 2020 at 7:00 PM.

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Western New York Census Toolkit
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