Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop Request for Proposals

Date: February 24, 2020

Request for Proposals, Due Monday, March 9th

The 11th annual Poverty Research Workshop will take place on Thursday, April 9th from 8:30am-12:30pm at The Buffalo History Museum. 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, 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 encourage scholars, practitioners, graduate students, and anyone with the following areas of
expertise to apply:

  • Research/information directly relevant to issues of poverty in the Buffalo-Niagara region

  • Solutions-focused research on practices, policies, or programs not yet in Buffalo, but that could be adopted or applied in this region

You may be accepted into a solo presentation or community conversation. Each of these formats will
require ~7-15 minute presentations with time left for Q&A. Creative formats are welcome.

There is also space for poster sessions and information tables.

To Apply:
Send the title of your presentation, a brief summary (250 words or less) of your proposed presentation
and your CV/resume to Kristin Ksiazek, Collaboration and Research Specialist for Buffalo Commons,
buffalocommons@cornell.edu. We will notify you by March 13, 2020.

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 300 local organizations.

Buffalo Commons, a joint collaboration between  PPG and Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, 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.