Latest News

December 18, 2017

PPG Partners Vote on 2018 Community Agenda

Partnership for the Public Good welcomed 52 partners and 62 total community members to the first floor community room of the Market Arcade on December 15th, 2017. Their task? Vote on 21 different pitches to settle 2018’s “Community Agenda,” an amalgamation of policy planks that …

December 3, 2017

Buffalo News: "Voluntary, subsidized 'inclusionary zoning' recommended for Buffalo housing"

"Advocacy groups are glad some form of inclusionary zoning is included in the consultant's report, but would still like to a see a mandatory program – not a voluntary one."

November 10, 2017

Become a Champion for Change in 2018!

Are you ready to plan a change for your community? Are you ready to join thousands of citizens and hundreds of organizations working to create an equitable, healthy and ecologically thriving region? If so, please apply today to become a Champion for Change with One Region Forward’s Citizens …

November 2, 2017

Buffalo News Article: "Rod Watson: Will ‘city of good neighbors’ only want rich people next door?"

"The goal is not just to build affordable housing, but "to deal with economic and racial segregation," said Sam Magavern, executive director of the Partnership for the Public Good, a coalition member. Including the units in the upscale development also is more efficient than building a separate …

October 28, 2017

"Letter: Helping homeless youth should be a top priority" Published in the Buffalo News

"A 2017 Partnership for the Public Good and University at Buffalo School of Social Work report highlighted the plight of homeless youth and unique barriers to accessing stable, safe housing, staying healthy, attending school or working. LGBTQ youth are at significantly higher risk of becoming …

October 5, 2017

"County’s new hiring policy will ease poverty, inequality" - Letter in the Buffalo News

"People who live in high poverty ZIP codes – urban, suburban or rural – face many disadvantages. Some employers screen by ZIP codes, while others fall prey to racial prejudices. Areas of concentrated poverty often lack the social networks and connections that lead to quality jobs. First …

October 1, 2017

New census figures offer hope in Buffalo's fight against child poverty

“It’s great to see child poverty numbers go down instead of going up,” said Sam Magavern, executive director of the Partnership for the Public Good.

June 28, 2017

Working Toward Equality: Employment and Race in Buffalo Update

On Thursday, July 6th at 4:00PM in the Auditorium of the Merriweather Library, the PPG is planning a press conference to announce an update to the Jobs and Equality Report sponsored by WNYALF, NYS AFL-CIO, CBTU, NAACP, Concerned Clergy, Baptist Ministers, LCLAA, and National Urban League, regarding …

March 14, 2017

PPG Seeks Volunteers to Teach Financial Literacy Services

Among its many other roles, PPG offers financial literacy services to its partners and their clients. These services are a mixes of classes, small group presentations, and one-on-one discussions. In order to make this program a success, PPG needs volunteers like you to provide financial