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Buffalo’s future lies not in “silver-bullet” development schemes but in sustainable, community-based development that supports locally owned independent businesses, living wage jobs, and environmental responsibility. Development resources should be concentrated in high-need areas where they will have the greatest impact, not squandered on greenfield sites in areas experiencing development pressure.

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April 16, 2018

Report: Low-income workers suffer wage-theft in WNY

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - A startling new report shows there is a group of low-wage workers in Buffalo whose legal rights are being violated by their employers. On Friday, the Partnership for the Public Good and Open Buffalo released the report at the Buffalo Public Library as part of Buffalo Poverty …

February 6, 2018

"Looking Into Buffalo's Living Wage Law" published by WGRZ

Buffalo's living wage ordinance applies whenever the city makes a contract for services in which it pays or receives more than $50,000 per year with an employer who employs more than ten people.

January 10, 2018

Community Groups to Unveil their Policy Agenda for 2018

This year’s public roll-out of the Community Agenda will take place on Friday, January 12th at 2pm, at the Frank E. Merriweather Library Auditorium, 1324 Jefferson Ave, Buffalo.

December 18, 2017

PPG Partners Vote on 2018 Community Agenda

Partnership for the Public Good welcomed 52 partners and 62 total community members to the first floor community room of the Market Arcade on December 15th, 2017. Their task? Vote on 21 different pitches to settle 2018’s “Community Agenda,” an amalgamation of policy planks that …

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High Road Fellowship: Cornell High Road Fellows on the Public GoodJuly 24, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Join us for The Public Good this week! We’ll talk to students, Hannah Bollinger from Western New York Council, Ashni Verma from WNY Environmental Alliance, and, Richard Gan from Partnership for the Public Good. The students are all from Cornell University's ILR High Road …

How Banks Can Fight PovertyMay 4, 2018, 10 am-12 pm

The city of Buffalo has one of the highest poverty rates in the country, as well as one of the highest proportions of people who are “unbanked” – lacking a checking or savings account. When people lack access to mainstream financial services, they must rely on expensive and often …

Holding Developers Accountable: Robert Galbraith on the Public GoodApril 17, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

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Join us for The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Robert Galbraith discussing his research and analysis on a variety of topics relating to corporate and government accountability. Listen in, then to learn more visit the Public Accountability Initiative here. The show will air live …

Health Care Workers Fight for Higher Pay and a Union: Dominique Jones and Cynthia Mcallister on The Public GoodMarch 20, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Dominique Jones and Cynthia Mcallister on The Public Good discussing demanding higher pay and a union. Listen in, then to learn more visit the  Health Care Workers Rising Facebook page here.  The show will air live on Power …

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