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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February 24, 2020

Public Research Fellow Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals, Due March 13, 2020Public Research FellowshipPPG and Buffalo Commons are seeking 2-4 Public Research Fellows for 2020. The fellowship will be open to faculty members, adjuncts, and post-docs at Western New York universities and colleges, as …

February 24, 2020

Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals, Due Monday, March 9th The 11th annual Poverty Research Workshop will take place on Thursday, April 9th from 8:30am-12:30pm at The Buffalo History Museum. Hosted by the Homeless Alliance of Western New York, Partnership for the Public Good, and Buffalo …

February 3, 2020

Buffalo News: "Another Voice: New York State needs to enact a paid sick leave law"

By Nicole Hallett and Michael Dolce | February 3, 2020 Due to the federal government’s hostile attitude toward working people, progressive economic policy has been left to the states. That is why it was encouraging to see Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo advocate for a statewide paid sick leave law …

February 2, 2020

Buffalo News: "Another Voice: Scary stories obscure the fact that bail reform is working"

By Colleen Kristich | February 2, 2020 The Constitution clearly establishes that our right to due process includes the right to a speedy, fair trial and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. It explicitly prohibits excessive bail.

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Leadership Development in Buffalo: Megan Connelly and Todd Timmons on The Public GoodMarch 3, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us this week on The Public Good! What goes into making a good leader? Find out from Megan Connelly and Todd Timmons of Open Buffalo who manage the organization's leadership development programs, Emerging Leaders and Youth Action. Hear about skills building topics include history of organizing …

Evicted in Buffalo: Join Us for Our Newest Report ReleaseMarch 4, 2020, 10-11 am

The culmination of two years' work, PPG will be releasing "Evicted in Buffalo: the High Costs of Involuntary Mobility," on Wednesday, March 4th at 10am at Neighborhood Legal Services (237 Main St, suite 400).

Local Land Use, Green Code, and ZoningMarch 5, 2020, 12-2 pm

Jessie Fisher and Art Giacalone

Learn how to level the playing field in development and zoning matters in our communities.

Buffalo’s Outer Harbor: The Right Place for a World-Class ParkMarch 11, 2020, 5:30-7:30 pm

Sam Magavern

In recent years, Western New Yorkers have rediscovered Buffalo’s Outer Harbor: its natural beauty, ecological importance, and recreational opportunities. Local residents have spoken loud and clear: they want this fragile Great Lakes gem to be permanently protected, naturally restored, and …

From the Buffalo Commons View All

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
Photobank: Arts and Culture Social Justice and the Arts at Ujima - Pt I
Photobank: Arts and Culture Social Justice and the Arts at Ujima - Pt II