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A solid grounding in the facts is the foundation of all good public policy. Improving our community means understanding the lives of people who live here in specific, quantifiable ways. The information below helps tell the story of life in the Buffalo-Niagara region.

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January 13, 2022

Buffalo News: "11 ideas Buffalo's Partnership for Public Good is pitching to improve the city"

By: Matt Glynn | January 13, 2022 The city of Buffalo should make more-productive use of the vacant lots it owns, said Jeanette Koncikowski, executive director of Grassroots Gardens WNY. "While the city has long evaluated repurposing ideas for its 8,000-plus vacant lots, they continue to …

April 26, 2021

PPG Announces James Baldwin’s America – A Reading & Discussion Series with Civic Educator Orlando Dickson

Are you interested in a space for thoughtful conversation on issues of race in America? Do you want to learn more about activist, novelist, and poet James Baldwin with like-minded, open-hearted people? Join us for our reading and discussion program on James Baldwin’s America, gathering four …

September 21, 2020

Ten Days Left to Complete the 2020 Census

There are ten days left to complete the Census at 2020census.gov. Happening once every ten years, the Census determines the demographics, funding and resources, and political representation for where you live. Do you want well-funded libraries, Head Start and free school lunches for kids in …

September 18, 2020

2020 Census: Tell us why you count!

Communities that don’t get fully counted in the 2020 Census will miss out for the next ten years. The Census counts. So do you. We're sharing a 2020 Census chalkboard on social media to spread the word that everybody counts. Tell us why you count, and why you've completed the …

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Water's Role in Lead Exposure in Buffalo: Daniel Cadzow on The Public GoodFebruary 1, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good. This week, we speak with Daniel Cadzow, a PPG Policy Fellow and an advocate for environmental justice and equitable transportation infrastructure. We discuss Dan's new policy brief, looking at lead in Buffalo's water, and he shares his experience in his own home of lead …

12 Proposals for a More Equitable Buffalo NiagaraDecember 3, 2021, 10:30 am-12 pm

Sam Magavern, Senior Policy Fellow, Partnership for the Public Good, and a Team of 12 University at Buffalo Law Students

Register here for the Zoom event: https://bit.ly/3qPH7Uv

The East Side / Airport Metro Rail Extension: Catalyst for Equity and Regional SuccessOctober 27, 2021, 5:30-7 pm

Douglas Funke, President of Citizens for Regional Transit, Lizzie Taber, Cornell High Road Fellow '21

Join Citizen’s for Regional Transit on Wednesday, October 27 at 5:30pm for a public meeting for a presentation and discussion on the proposed East Side / Airport extension and the results of High Road Fellow, Lizzie Taber’s eTOD study results.

Language Access for Erie County: Coalition MeetingSeptember 14, 2021, 6-7:30 pm

Language Access Working Group

Language Access advocates! We have an opportunity to pass a law requiring language access in Erie County this year.The law would apply to all County government services and would require Erie County to provide free interpretation and translation for all County services in the top 10 languages.

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