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August 7, 2018

Buffalo Commons Researcher Directory is Live!

We are excited to launch our navigable Researcher Directory featuring researchers both in and out of academia whose work focuses on the Buffalo Niagara region. The intent of this directory is to encourage partnership and collaboration between university and community. We would love …

August 7, 2018

New Climate Justice Publications

Partnership for the Public Good just released four policy briefs for the Crossroads Collective, which is comprised of nine organizations working at the intersection of climate justice with economic and racial justice in Western New York. 

July 31, 2018

Local developer has voluntarily set aside 15 percent of his new project for below-market-rate apartments

After years of fighting over more affordable housing, one local developer has voluntarily set aside 15 percent of his new project for below-market-rate apartments - but are they really? When the $25 million project at 990 Niagara Street in Buffalo is finished in about two years, it will tower over …

July 23, 2018

Directly impacted communities, grassroots organizations & the #FREEnewyork campaign call on the Erie County Legislature and New York State to end the jail crisis

On July 19, 2018 the New York State Commission of Correction’s Medical Review Board found that India Cumming’s death in the Erie County Holding Center “should be ruled as a homicide due to medical neglect” in a report issued on June 26 and made public by the Buffalo News on …

July 23, 2018

Racial Equity: Bail taking a toll on low-income families

Partnership for the Public Good's (PPG's) Andrea Ó Súilleabháin was featured in WBFO's news article discussing money bail and the impact it has on low-income families in Erie County. The article cites a statistic from PPG's policy report called Cruelty and

July 11, 2018

New Venue Directory for Community Events

Community groups often need accessible, affordable spaces for events and meetings. Our new directory offers a list of event and meeting spaces sorted by size. Entries include the contact information and street address for each venue, as well as details on cost, catering, capacity, and parking.

July 11, 2018

Homeless Alliance of WNY releases 2017 Annual Reports

The Homeless Alliance of WNY publishes reports of homelessness in the five-county region that they serve.   

July 2, 2018

Cornell High Road Fellowships Ignite Civic Careers in Buffalo

Cornell University students and area civic leaders came together for a panel on public service on Saturday, June 23, at WBFO studios. The undergraduates are in Buffalo for the High Road Fellowship, a Cornell in Buffalo program that brings Cornellians to the City of Good Neighbors for summer …

June 27, 2018

Sponsor a Player in Tennis for the Public Good

This Sunday, July 1 marks the fourth annual Tennis for the Public Good tournament, a benefit for PPG. Please take a moment to make a donation in honor of one of the players or for the whole great team. 

June 27, 2018

Lead exposure in Buffalo still "highly disturbing"

PPG's Executive Director, Sam Magavern, was featured in WBFO's news article discussing the disturbing levels of lead in the city of Buffalo. The article reveals that there are three zip codes in the city of Buffalo that have children testing positive for lead in their bloodstream at high rates. The …

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.

May 24, 2018

New Buffalo Brief on Public Education in Buffalo and the Region

PPG just released a Buffalo Brief on Public Education in Buffalo and the Region which is just one in a series of quick snapshots of Western New York.