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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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May 2, 2019

Media Alert: Celebration Of Buffalo Board of Education’s Work Towards Good Food Purchasing

PPG is pleased to share this announcement from our partners in the Good Food Buffalo Coalition. Adopting a Good Food Purchasing Program for the Buffalo Public School is the seventh priority on this year’s Community Agenda.

April 6, 2019

Buffalo News Viewpoints: "Advisory board is needed to oversee Erie County jails"

"Last year was a deeply troubling one for Erie County’s jail system. Thirty-three-year-old Michael Girard died after hanging himself from his cell’s bars. The 2016 death of 27-year-old India Cummings was ruled a homicide due to medical neglect by the New York State Commission of …

March 12, 2019

Buffalo News: "Study finds unions boost area workers' wages"

"A new labor-backed study says unions are effective at boosting wages for all workers in the region, but cautions that a changing economy is altering the outlook for the region's jobs and what they pay. The Partnership for the Public Good's study notes a shift from traditionally unionized …

March 2, 2019

Buffalo News: "Coalition wants to soften tax hikes so residents can 'stay in their homes'"

"Buffalo’s booming real estate market has been more than generous to many city-dwellers selling their homes over the past few years, with some receiving more than twice the amount of money they paid just a few years ago. Their good fortune is likely to translate into a cost to longtime …

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Best Practices for Working with an InterpreterJune 4, 2019, 12:30-2:30 pm

Sarah Cunningham, Manager of Interpreting Services and Katlyn Keane, Sales & Recruitment Coordinator both at Journey's End Refugee Services

Does your organization, business, medical facility, school, or other institution work and support individuals with limited English proficiency?Join Sarah Cunningham, Manager of Interpreting Services & Katlyn Keane, Sales & Recruitment Coordinator at Journey's End Refugee Services to learn …

FAB Forum IVJune 30, 2019, 3-5 pm

Frontline Arts Buffalo

FAB Forums is a series of community conversations examining the past, present, and future of frontline arts institutions in our city.  At FAB Forums, you are invited to join Frontline Arts Buffalo in conversation on the following questions: What is the role and purpose of frontline arts …

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Labor Takes the High Road: How Unions Make Western New York More Prosperous and Equitable
Labor Takes the High Road: How Unions Make Western New York More Prosperous and Equitable Executive Summary
Buffalo Common Council
Land Use and Zoning Law: A Citizen's Guide
Low-Wage Work in Buffalo-Niagara