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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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May 8, 2017

​New Report on Health Equity and the Path to Inclusive Prosperity in Buffalo

Community-based organizations and advocacy groups in Buffalo have partnered with national research institute PolicyLink to develop a groundbreaking new profile of the city. Advancing Health Equity and Inclusive Growth in Buffalo, released today, highlights the persistent inequities in income, …

April 28, 2017

Crossroads Collective Marks Victories over National Fuel, Corporate Interests on Behalf of People and Planet

Buffalo, NY ⏤ The Crossroads Collective is building an intersectional movement for energy democracy and climate, economic, and racial justice in Buffalo and Western New York that is led by working-class and low-income communities and communities of color. Over the past several weeks, Crossroads …

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 …

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Free Financial CoachingJune 1, 2017, 5:30-7:30 pm

Partnership for the Public Good

Build wealth and save money by working alongside your neighbors to gain knowledge about banking and budgeting.

Open Buffalo Restorative Justice TrainingJune 7-June 10, 2017

Open Buffalo

Open Buffalo will provide a Restorative Justice certification training June 7th through the 10th. The training will host Robert Spicer from Chicago as facilitator. Robert is a national trainer and speaker on restorative justice practices.

Town Hall on Lead Poisoning PreventionJune 8, 2017, 6-7:45 pm

Cara Matelliano, Gale Burstein, Louis Petrucci, and Katarzyna Kordas

Learn about the latest science on lead poisoning, current prevention work by Erie County and the City of Buffalo, and promising strategies to increase prevention, based on best practices from Rochester and other cities.