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 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.

January 28, 2020

Buffalo News: "Another Voice: Marijuana act needed to curb discriminatory policing"

By Orlando Dickson | January 28, 2020 On a bright, sunny afternoon in September, I’m pulled over for what seems to be a routine traffic stop in Buffalo. I’m a black man, with a low fade haircut, 30 years old, dressed in a suit and tie, driving a newer model Dodge Durango. The officer is …

January 27, 2020

Jeopardy! For the Public Good

Who will be our first Jeopardy! For the Public Good champions?! Come to PPG's inaugural event in the fashion of everyone's favorite trivia show on Thursday, January 30, at 7pm at the Buffalo History Museum to witness 16 contestants test out their PPG and Buffalo knowledge!

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WNY WALKS!: Phil Habestro and Lucy Connery on The Public GoodFebruary 18, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good! Trying to figure out how to get your daily steps in towards a healthier and greener lifestyle? WNY WALKS!, an initative of the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo, is too. We'll be joined by Phil Habestro, Executive Director and Lucy Connery, Health Promotion …

PPG's 2020 Community Agenda: A Deeper Discussion at Niagara Branch LibraryFebruary 20, 2020, 6-7:30 pm

Orlando Dickson and PPG Partners

Please join us for a conversation about PPG's 2020 Community Agenda planks - ten ways to build a better Buffalo Niagara!

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).

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 …

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