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April 21, 2017

New Petition Demands that NYS Take Action on Lead Poisoning

The Environmental Education Associates recently created a petition to demand that New York State take on management and enforcement of the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, which establishes safe work practices for contractors, landlords and others that disturb lead paint in homes and child …

April 12, 2017

May Day Puppet Making Workshops April 23rd and 30th

Two day-long puppet-making workshops will be held on April 23rd and 30th. Community members will bring May Day's regenerative economic principles to life by creating puppets and participating in coloring and story-telling. Your work will be the centerpiece of May Day's parade, rally, and skate …

April 12, 2017

Open Buffalo Offers Emerging Leaders Training Program

Open Buffalo is now accepting applications for the 2017 Emerging Leaders cohort. The Emerging Leaders program is a distinctive social justice curriculum aimed at building a stronger Buffalo by preparing new grassroots leaders in our city. If you are accepted into the program, you will participate …

April 12, 2017

Social Sector Research and Outreach Specialist Position Announcement Buffalo, NY

The ILR School and Cornell in Buffalo seek a full-time Social Sector Research and Outreach Specialist with an advanced degree for an eighteen month appointment beginning June 2017.  This focus of this opportunity is on applied research and public education on community and economic development …

April 5, 2017

Buffalo Police Reform: Op-Ed Piece and Presentation

The Buffalo News recently featured an Another Voice column by PPG executive director Sam Magavern on steps to improve police-community relations in Buffalo. The column draws on PPG’s extensive report, Collaboration, Communication, and Community Building: a New Model of Policing for 21st …

March 31, 2017

PPG Seeks Donations for May Day Event

In today’s political climate, it is increasingly critical that we come to together to celebrate our shared vision for a just and vibrant economy. Our new economy must be founded on workers’ rights, responsible management of resources, democratic decision-making, sacredness, the arts, …

March 15, 2017

Congressional Management Foundation Releases Report Outlining the Most Effective Ways of Contacting Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) released a new report today outlining the degree of influence that citizens have on congressional decision-making. The research in "Citizen-Centric Advocacy: The Untapped Power of Constituent Engagement" is the most …

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

March 6, 2017

Report on Youth Homelessness, Poverty Research Workshop

We are pleased to share this report on Homelessness Among Young Adults in Buffalo, a collaboration between the Homeless Alliance of WNY and the UB School of Social Work.  It is now posted in our digital library of Buffalo-focused research, the Buffalo Commons.  Professor Bowen presented …

February 10, 2017

New Brief Explores Lead Poisoning Laws and Policies

PPG has released a new policy brief by Adam Hains titled “Lead Poisoning: Triggers and Thresholds.” Hains reviews the basic framework of federal and state laws aimed at preventing lead poisoning.  Given the growing body of research that even small amounts of lead cause can decrease …

February 3, 2017

Sam Magavern gives TEDx Talk: Breaking Down Misconceptions About Poverty

What does an average poor family look like? The image that you just had in mind wasn't the one. The reality is really different.

January 31, 2017

PPG is Hiring: Apply for our AmeriCorps VISTA position

PPG is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA member.  The Partnership for Public Good builds a more just, sustainable, and culturally vibrant community through action-oriented research, policy development, and citizen engagement, working in close collaboration with its partners: over 250 community …