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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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June 27, 2019

WBFO News: "Partnership for Public Good hails agenda accomplishments, urges more progress"

"The Partnership for the Public Good in Buffalo is hailing accomplishments in the recently-ended State Legislature session. But as it updates its Community Agenda, Partnership leaders say they'll continue pushing for more progress on the ten items which make up that agenda. At the top of its …

June 25, 2019

Media Advisory: Press Conference - 2019 Community Agenda Update

The Partnership for the Public Good (PPG) unites 295 community groups working for a better Buffalo Niagara. Each year, PPG leads a democratic process among its partners to determine the Community Agenda for the coming year—their top ten priorities for policy change in our …

February 19, 2019

Buffalo Law Journal: "Partnership for the Public Good outlines top issues for 2019"

Partnership for the Public Good recently released its annual agenda of issues it will advocate for reform this year, with expansion of voting rights and alternatives to arrest leading the way.  

February 1, 2019

Submit Workshop Proposal for Tomorrow's Leaders Conference

Over the course of two days, you will participate in youth-led community interactions and workshops that will help teens and adults increase their impact in their communities. To learn more and submit a proposal for a workshop, please follow this link: …

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Fighting Inequality in Buffalo-NiagaraNovember 22, 2019, 10 am-12 pm

Sam Magavern & Team of 5 University at Buffalo Law Students

Please join Sam Magavern, senior policy fellow at the Partnership for the Public Good, and a team of five University at Buffalo law students, as they present a workshop on fighting inequality in Buffalo-Niagara. In addition to data and analysis about important inequities challenging the region, the …

Fighting Inequality in Public Schools: Sam Magavern and Eric Mikols on The Public GoodNovember 19, 2019, 10-1:30 pm

Orlando Dickson

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Sam Magavern about the course he's teaching this semester, Fighting Inequality, and Eric Mikols, UB Law student, who will discuss his project that looks at the lower numbers of teachers of color in public schools.

Early Voting Initiatives: Tyrell Ford, Levi Burrell-Cook, and Christian Parra from the PUSH Buffalo Street Team on The Public GoodOctober 22, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! Our guests are Tyrell Ford, Levi Burrell-Cook, and Christian Parra of PUSH Buffalo's Street Team. For the first time in New York, this election will feature early voting. Beginning this Saturday, October 26, residents of Erie County can vote at any of the …

Distinguishing the Social Sector: Panel Discussion and LunchSeptember 19, 2019, 12-1:45 pm

Kristin Ksiazek, Rusty Weaver, Sam Magavern, Franchelle Parker, Katie Pieri, Curtis Robbins, Tommy McClam

Report Finds Social Sector is Fast-Growing Part of the Buffalo-Niagara Economy: Panel to Discuss Findings on September 19