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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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March 15, 2017

Congressional Management Foundation Releases Report Outlining the Most Effective Ways of Contacting Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) released a new report today outlining the degree of influence that citizens have on congressional decision-making. The research in "Citizen-Centric Advocacy: The Untapped Power of Constituent Engagement" is the most …

March 15, 2017

Allison Dehonney from Urban Fruits and Veggies Speaks with The Public Good March 21

Be sure to tune in to the Public Good Tuesday at 1pm on WUFO MIX 1080AM. We will be speaking with Allison Dehonney from Urban Fruits and Veggies. Allison will speak about educating the public to help to promote healthy lifestyles through diet.

March 14, 2017

PPG Seeks Volunteers to Teach Financial Literacy Services

Among its many other roles, PPG offers financial literacy services to its partners and their clients. These services are a mixes of classes, small group presentations, and one-on-one discussions. In order to make this program a success, PPG needs volunteers like you to provide financial

March 6, 2017

Report on Youth Homelessness, Poverty Research Workshop

We are pleased to share this report on Homelessness Among Young Adults in Buffalo, a collaboration between the Homeless Alliance of WNY and the UB School of Social Work.  It is now posted in our digital library of Buffalo-focused research, the Buffalo Commons.  Professor Bowen presented …

March 2, 2017

The Public Good Speaks with Andrew Lashua from United Way's CA$H Program on March 7.

Be sure to tune in to the Public Good Tuesday at 1pm on WUFO MIX 1080AM. We will be speaking with Andrew Lashua from the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County. Andrew will speak about the United Way's Community Assets, Savings & Hope (CA$H)  program, VITA tax preparation …

February 15, 2017

The Public Good Speaks with Brandon Williamson from Pure Ink Poetry on Feb. 21.

Be sure to tune in to the Public Good Tuesday at 1pm on WUFO MIX 1080AM. We will be speaking with Brandon Williamson from Pure Ink Poetry.  Brandon will speak about Pure Ink Poetry's community of artists, monthly poetry slam and open mics, and community engagement work.

February 10, 2017

New Brief Explores Lead Poisoning Laws and Policies

PPG has released a new policy brief by Adam Hains titled “Lead Poisoning: Triggers and Thresholds.” Hains reviews the basic framework of federal and state laws aimed at preventing lead poisoning.  Given the growing body of research that even small amounts of lead cause can decrease …

February 3, 2017

Sam Magavern gives TEDx Talk: Breaking Down Misconceptions About Poverty

What does an average poor family look like? The image that you just had in mind wasn't the one. The reality is really different.

January 31, 2017

PPG is Hiring: Apply for our AmeriCorps VISTA position

PPG is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA member.  The Partnership for Public Good builds a more just, sustainable, and culturally vibrant community through action-oriented research, policy development, and citizen engagement, working in close collaboration with its partners: over 250 community …

January 26, 2017

The Public Good Speaks with Grace Andriette & Brian Milbrand about segregation in Buffalo schools on Jan. 31

Be sure to tune in to the Public Good Tuesday at 1pm on WUFO MIX 1080AM. We will be speaking with Grace Andriette & Brian Milbrand.  They will speak about their forthcoming documentary on segregation in Buffalo schools. 

January 20, 2017

The Public Good Speaks with Lindsay Heckler of the Center for Elder Law & Justice on Jan. 24

Be sure to tune in to the Public Good Tuesday at 1pm on WUFO MIX 1080AM. We will be speaking with Lindsay Heckler of the Center for Elder Law and Justice about the rights of our older friends and relatives. 

January 20, 2017

Sign Up to Call on Gov. Cuomo to Stand Up to Trump on Climate Change

From day one, the Trump administration plans to willfully ignore climate science and push our planet toward the brink of catastrophe. In the face of federal denialism, it's up to the great state of New York to help lead the fight to save the world.

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2017 NCRC Conference: "Creating a Just Economy"March 28-March 30, 2017

NCRC’s Annual Conference is one of the nation’s largest gatherings of community nonprofits, policymakers, government officials, small businesses, banks, and academia, all coming together to create a just economy. NCRC will be offering a broad selection of exciting, cutting-edge …

Kristen Luppino-Gholston of the WNY Women's Foundation speaks on The Public GoodMarch 28, 2017, 1-1:30 pm

Kristen Luppino-Gholston

Be sure to tune in to the Public Good Tuesday at 1pm on WUFO MIX 1080AM. We will be speaking with Kristen Luppino-Gholston from the WNY Women's Foundation. Kristen will speak about the need for childcare subsidies in New York State and equal pay for women.

Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop VIIIApril 7, 2017, 9 am-12:30 pm

Sam Magavern, Dale Zuchlewski, Amy Hequembourg, Thomas Keily, John Washington

The eighth 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, …

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 …