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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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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: …

November 25, 2018

Buffalo News: "Another Voice: Good Food Purchasing Program elevates student nutrition"

"Each day, the Buffalo Public Schools serves roughly 25,000 breakfasts, 28,000 lunches, and 5,000 snacks. That is a lot of food! Thus, the choices that BPS makes in purchasing its food have a large impact, not only on the health and wellness of its student but also on businesses, workers, animals …

June 26, 2018

New Policy Brief on Good Food Purchasing for the Buffalo Public Schools

This new policy brief provides a snapshot of the current status of school food at Buffalo Public Schools and several ongoing school food improvement initiatives.

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Tomorrow's Leaders ConferenceMay 10, 1 pm-May 11, 2019 4 pm

Cornell Cooperative Extension and Massachusetts Avenue Project

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 about what we’re looking for in workshops, please follow this link: …

From Protest to Politics: Women's Movements and Strengthening DemocraciesApril 11, 5:30 pm-April 12, 2019 5:30 pm

UB Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, UB College of Arts and Sciences

On April 11 and 12, 2019, the University at Buffalo's Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy and the College of Arts and Sciences will host the conference “From Protest to Politics: Women’s Movements and Strengthening Democracies.” For the last sixty years, there …

Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop XApril 5, 2019, 8:30-12:30 pm

The Tenth Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop offers everyone concerned with Buffalo’s poverty the chance to hear about new and ongoing research, promising strategies, and opportunities for collaboration. The workshop is designed for local scholars, social service agencies, advocates, …

Poverty is a Human Rights Issue: Social Work and Economic JusticeMarch 27, 2019, 8 am-4 pm

University at Buffalo School of Social Work

Since the 1960s, the richest 1% of the United States population saw their wealth increase seven-fold, while the poorest 10% went from no wealth into actual debt. The United States is becoming one of the most unequal societies in the world. Recent federal policy changes and tax reforms will hurt …

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