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The most severe problems that appear in our public schools are not really education problems but rather symptoms of the extreme, concentrated poverty in Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Even so, major improvements in public education are possible, starting with universal, quality pre-kindergarten, enhanced after-school programs, more equitable financing for high-needs schools, expanded literacy programs, improved workforce training, and more affordable higher education opportunities.

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November 17, 2022

Immigrant Advocates Celebrate Introduction of Erie County Language Access Act, Demand Swift Passage

Erie County, NY—Today, the Language Access Working Group and Erie County Legislators gathered at the Legislature to celebrate the introduction of the Erie County Language Access Act in the Erie County Legislature. This bill would require all …

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 …

March 16, 2021

Community Agenda Win: Off-Duty Police Officers Removed From Buffalo Public Schools

At the February 10, 2021 Buffalo Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Kriner Cash announced that off-duty police “have gone” from Buffalo Public Schools and “will no longer be in our school system.” This marks the first policy victory for PPG's 2021 Community Agenda.

February 9, 2021

Understanding the Police Presence in Buffalo Public Schools

In 2020, at the request of a coalition of our partners, PPG began to research the police and security presence in Buffalo Public Schools. We learned that there are three types of security personnel that interact with Buffalo Public School students.

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The Buffalo Syllabus - A Love Letter to Black Buffalo: J Coley, Tiana U. Wilson, and Dr. Robert Mays of the Black Buffalo Syllabus Collective on The Public GoodNovember 22, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Anna Blatto

Join us on The Public Good. This week we’re joined with several of the creators of #BuffaloSyllabus: J Coley, Tiana U. Wilson, and Dr. Robert Mays.  Following the May 14 white supremacist terrorist attack at Tops on Jefferson, J Coley, a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University …

Speaking to the Media: TV and Radio InterviewsOctober 19, 2022, 12:30-2 pm

Media Representatives

Learn how to share your story and message in interviews for TV and radio. 

Writing for the Media: Letters to the Editor, Op-Eds, and Press ReleasesOctober 12, 2022, 12:30-2 pm

Dawn Bracely and Elizabeth Licata

Learn how to effectively write for the media, with our tips on how to write good letters to the editor and opinion pieces. 

The True Cost of Child Care in Erie CountySeptember 15, 2022, 2:30-3:30 pm

The Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, Erie County, and child care professionals and advocates are gathering for the announcement of Cornell's True Cost of Child Care Phase II Study. Join to learn more about this call to action for a federal response to our child care crisis. 

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The True Cost of Child Care: Erie County NY (Final Report)
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Photobank: Arts and Culture Youth Artists at BCAT - Pt I
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