Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop Request for Proposals, 2/8

February 1, 2019

The 10th annual Poverty Research Workshop will take place on Friday, April 5th from 8:30am-12pm at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Auditorium, 1 Lafayette Square. Hosted by the Homeless Alliance of Western New York, Partnership for the Public Good, and Buffalo Commons, the event is free and open to anyone, including classes of students. The workshop is designed for local scholars, social service agencies, advocates, and government leaders and staff, and the general public. It offers everyone concerned with Buffalo’s poverty the chance to hear about new research, promising strategies, and opportunities for collaboration.  

We are seeking:

  • Twenty-minute presentations on poverty-related research that are focused on the Buffalo-Niagara region. After each presentation, we’ll have 20 minutes for Q&A.
  • Poster presentation for attendees to view and discuss with you before and after the presentations and during the advocacy break.

To Apply

Send a proposal to PPG indicating which type of presentation you are interested in (presentation or poster presentation) and include your CV or resume, the title of your presentation, and a brief summary of it (250 words or less). All proposals should be directly relevant to the Buffalo-Niagara region.  Send your proposal or any questions to Kristin Szczepaniec, Collaboration and Research Specialist for PPG and Buffalo Commons, ks844@cornell.edu. We will notify you by February 22, 2018.


The Homeless Alliance of Western New York is a research, education and community coordination organization that works to end homelessness and poverty in our community. HAWNY is comprised of more than 100 member organizations and works actively to facilitate dialogue and strategic action to end homelessness between government, the private sector, and the public.

The Partnership for the Public Good (PPG) builds a more just, sustainable, and culturally vibrant community through action-oriented research, policy development, and citizen engagement.  PPG serves as a community-based think tank for over 285 local organizations.

Buffalo Commons, a project of PPG and Cornell University, is network of over 175 researchers, a digital library of more than 450 resources, and a series of workshops all dedicated to offering quality, relevant research and information about Buffalo-Niagara.