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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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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.

January 27, 2021

Good Food Buffalo Coalition Hosts Farmers & Legislators Forum

The Good Food Buffalo Coalition is working to bring institutional market opportunities to small farmers in New York State. 

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The Forgotten Population: Leah Angel Daniel on The Public GoodAugust 9, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Sarah Wooton

Join us on The Public Good. This week’s guest is Leah Angel Daniels, Founder and CEO of Fostering Greatness, Inc. The fourth item on the PPG's 2022 Community Agenda is The Forgotten Population: Foster Care Youth, Young Adults, and Alumni, on which Fostering Greatness is a leading …

Public Presentation on the True Cost of Child Care in Erie CountyFebruary 3, 2022, 1-2 pm

Child Care Providers, Cathy Creighton, Director of the ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, Assemblymember Monica Wallace, Maria Whyte, Deputy County Executive for Erie County, and a representative from DSS, Erie County

On Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 1-2pm ET the Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab and the Live Well Erie Emergency Child Care Task Force, will host a free webinar to present the findings of a newly released study, “The True Cost of Child Care: Erie County, NY,” Part I, to the public. Child …

Public Presentation on the True Cost of Child Care in Erie CountyFebruary 3, 2022, 1-2 pm

Child Care Providers, Cathy Creighton, Director of the ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, Assemblymember Monica Wallace, Maria Whyte, Deputy County Executive for Erie County, and a representative from DSS, Erie County

On Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 1-2pm ET the Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab and the Live Well Erie Emergency Child Care Task Force, will host a free webinar to present the findings of a newly released study, “The True Cost of Child Care: Erie County, NY,” Part I, to the public. Child …

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

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