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April 13, 2024

Registration Open for Uniting on the High Road: A Conference on Economic Justice at the Local Level

In cities across the United States, everyday people are working to transform our democracy by strengthening their voices in local government, shaping an economy that works for all, and reimagining public safety and health. They are organizing locally to imagine and build a new future where people …

February 27, 2024

SAVE THE DATE: Uniting on the High Road Conference

Uniting on the High Road: A Conference on Economic Justice at the Local Level will take place on June 20-22, 2024 in Buffalo, NY. Hosted by Cornell University ILR Buffalo Co-Lab and Partnership for the Public Good, with community and academic partners from across Buffalo and nationwide, the …

January 12, 2024

PPG & Community Groups Roll Out Policy Change Agenda for 2024

On the morning of Friday, January 12th, 2024, Partnership for the Public Good (PPG) and community advocates convened to unveil the 2024 PPG Community Agenda at Frank E. Merriweather Library. The program began by acknowledging the historical legacy of the ancestral community who sought to make a …

August 30, 2023

Letter to Common Council: 2023-2024 Arts Funding in the City of Buffalo Adopted Budget and the Buffalo Arts Commission’s Recommendations

Dear Buffalo Common Council members,Thank you for fighting for the arts and recognizing how crucial it is for a city to invest in itself by funding its cultural heart. We appreciate your support and presence for the arts throughout the year: cutting the ribbon for a new mural at the William-Emslie …

July 26, 2023

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of July 24, 2023

By Hannah Gabelnick Each week, PPG summarizes important takeaways from the major Buffalo Common Council meetings. We also include information from council meetings related to our Community Agenda items.

July 24, 2023

PPG and Partners File Complaint to the US Treasury Department Inspector General on the City of Buffalo’s American Rescue Plan Funding Process and Allocations

This morning, Partnership for the Public Good and several of our partners submitted a complaint to the Department of the Treasury Inspector General, and copied Congressman Brian Higgins and Senator Chuck Schumer, asking for an investigation into the allocation of City of Buffalo American Rescue …

May 17, 2023

Community Groups Call for Three Priorities in the City of Buffalo Budget

Partnership for the Public Good and its partner organizations gathered at Buffalo City Hall to call for three priorities to be included in the City of Buffalo 2023-2024 budget currently being negotiated. Video of the press conference is available here.

August 31, 2022

Unai Reglero Joins Partnership for the Public Good as Recipient of Creatives Rebuild New York Grant

Partnership for the Public Good and Unai Reglero received an Artist Employment Program grant from Creatives Rebuild New York (CRNY), to launch “Creativity To The People”, a creative advocacy agency. Unai will host this agency inside PPG for the next two years to amplify and make more …

April 27, 2022

The Spectrum: "'It's somewhat of my duty sometimes to portray Black imagery'"

By: Dominick Matarese | April 27,, 2022 Edreys Wajed is serious about his art. So serious that he put his life on hold —  and everything on the line — to collaborate on his first professional mural, “Freedom Wall.” “I was working full time taking care of a …

February 3, 2022

WBEN: "Lawmakers weigh-in on call for community benefits agreement in new stadium deal"

By: Tom Puckett| February 3, 2022 When a deal on a new lease for the Buffalo Bills and new stadium is finally reached and announced, it will eventually make its way to the desks of Erie County and New York State lawmakers for review and approval. Without the details being yet known, some area …

February 3, 2022

Investigative Post Daily Post: "Stadium benefits campaign goes public"

By: Geoff Kelly| February 3, 2022 A coalition that wants a community benefits agreement attached to public subsidies for a new Buffalo Bills stadium has taken their campaign public, after months of quiet organizing. The coalition held a press conference Tuesday morning at Johnnie B. Wiley stadium …

February 2, 2022

WBFO: "Coalition calls for community benefit agreement tied to new Bills stadium"

By: Thomas O'Neil-White| February 2, 2022 A Community Benefits Agreement, or CBA, attached to a large-scale development project is an agreement that spells out what contributions could come back to the community impacted by the project. In Erie County, talk of a new football stadium for the Buffalo …