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By its very nature, PPG’s work is never done. Challenges met often lead to new challenges, and the work of strengthening our community continues. The items collected below are the latest chapters of our ongoing story.

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April 21, 2017

New Petition Demands that NYS Take Action on Lead Poisoning

The Environmental Education Associates recently created a petition to demand that New York State take on management and enforcement of the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, which establishes safe work practices for contractors, landlords and others that disturb lead paint in homes and child …

April 12, 2017

May Day Puppet Making Workshops April 23rd and 30th

Two day-long puppet-making workshops will be held on April 23rd and 30th. Community members will bring May Day's regenerative economic principles to life by creating puppets and participating in coloring and story-telling. Your work will be the centerpiece of May Day's parade, rally, and skate …

April 12, 2017

Open Buffalo Offers Emerging Leaders Training Program

Open Buffalo is now accepting applications for the 2017 Emerging Leaders cohort. The Emerging Leaders program is a distinctive social justice curriculum aimed at building a stronger Buffalo by preparing new grassroots leaders in our city. If you are accepted into the program, you will participate …

April 12, 2017

Social Sector Research and Outreach Specialist Position Announcement Buffalo, NY

The ILR School and Cornell in Buffalo seek a full-time Social Sector Research and Outreach Specialist with an advanced degree for an eighteen month appointment beginning June 2017.  This focus of this opportunity is on applied research and public education on community and economic development …

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Christine Vogel of the Legal Aid Bureau of WNY speaks on The Public GoodApril 25, 2017, 1-1:30 pm

Christine Vogel

Be sure to tune in to the Public Good Tuesday at 1pm on WUFO MIX 1080AM. We will be speaking with Christine Vogel, a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Bureau of WNY. Christine will speak about civil legal services that she provides to previously incarcerated individuals.

Leading Innovation in the Social SectorApril 27, 2017, 7:30 am-5 pm

Seth Godin

Join UB's CLOE for Leading Innovation in the Social Sector, an "unconference" featuring Seth Godin for a day of no-excuses action, interaction and collaboration focused on social innovation and entrepreneurship. Godin, the best-selling author of Tribes, Purple Cow, Linchpin and Meatball …

From Welfare to Work: Barriers and SolutionsMay 5, 2017, 10 am-12 pm

Sam Magavern and UB Law

May Day Parade on May 7th!May 7, 2017, 1-5 pm

Crossroads Collective

Join the Crossroads Collective this May Day in Buffalo to celebrate our shared vision for a just and vibrant economy. Our new economy must be founded on worker's rights, responsible management of resources, democratic decision-making, sacredness, the arts, and equity for all people! An outdoor …