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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.

May 7, 2018

New PPG Report on A Brief History of Segregation in Buffalo for the Open Buffalo Innovation Lab

On May 7, 2018, PPG released a report on A Brief History of Segregation in Buffalo for the Open Buffalo Innovation Lab.  This policy report was drafted by Anna Blatto, a senior at the University at Buffalo. It explores the history of segregation in Buffalo and offers policy suggestions …

May 7, 2018

Advocates call for Buffalo police to tighten body-worn camera policy

By Aaron Besecker | Published Sun, May 6, 2018 As the Buffalo Police Department gets closer to equipping officers with body-worn cameras, a local advocacy group and think tank has urged the department to engage the community before finalizing its internal policy surrounding body-camera use.

May 1, 2018

WBFO Hosts Facebook Live Event on Housing and Racial Equity

WBFO will host a Facebook Live event at 7 pm Wednesday, May 9, on housing and the legacy of discriminatory policies in Buffalo and cities across the United States. “Housing in Black and White” is part of the station’s “Community Conversations on Racial Equity” project. …

April 30, 2018

Good Food Purchasing For The Buffalo Public Schools

This Good Food policy report was drafted by Jessica Gilbert, research associate at PPG and PhD Candidate in the University at Buffalo’s Department of Geography. It provides an initial overview of the current status of school food at Buffalo Public Schools and many of the ongoing school food …

April 27, 2018

Advocates call for bail reform after report shows cash bail used in more than half of cases

Published on WIVB.com4 By: Ali Ingersoll Updated: Apr 26, 2018 06:22 PM EDT

April 27, 2018

Group calls for end of cash bail in some cases; DA Flynn is listening

By Maki Becker | Published in The Buffalo News, April 26, 2018 | Updated April 26, 2018 Judges impose money bail too often in Buffalo and the use of cash bail unfairly affects poor defendants who end up spending more time in jail simply they cannot afford to pay up, according to a new study by the …

April 24, 2018

New Report on Good Food at the Buffalo Public Schools

What does good food mean? For a new coalition in Buffalo, it means nutrition, but it means four other values as well: local economies, environmental sustainability, valued workforce, and animal welfare. The Good Food Buffalo coalition will work collaboratively with the Buffalo Public Schools, …

April 24, 2018

Another Voice: Low-wage workers widely exploited in Buffalo

By Another Voice | Published April 20, 2018 By Nicole Hallett In December 2017, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a “Buffalo Billion II,” which is focused on bringing smaller manufacturers to Western New York. “We’re making strategic investments today to foster … job …