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February 1, 2019

Submit Workshop Proposal for Tomorrow's Leaders Conference

Over the course of two days, you will participate in youth-led community interactions and workshops that will help teens and adults increase their impact in their communities. To learn more and submit a proposal for a workshop, please follow this link: …

January 23, 2019

PPG is hiring: Apply for our Program Coordinator position

Partnership for Public Good (PPG) is seeking a program coordinator. PPG is a community-based think tank that builds a more just, sustainable, and culturally vibrant Buffalo-Niagara through action-oriented research, policy development, and citizen engagement. PPG works in close collaboration with …

January 14, 2019

Community Groups to Unveil their Policy Agenda for 2019

The Partnership for the Public Good (PPG) unites 284 community groups working for a better Buffalo – ranging from large social service agencies like the YWCA to neighborhood groups like the Masten Block Club Coalition, and from arts organizations like El Museo to environmental advocates like …

December 26, 2018

Buffalo News: "Letter: State should address development tax break"

The Buffalo News published a letter by PPG policy analyst Sarah Wooton, calling on New York State to eliminate the 485-a exemption or change it to help small-time property owners to improve their properties, rather than doling out public money to wealthy developers for dubious projects.

December 20, 2018

New PPG Handbook on Land Use and Zoning Law

Partnership for the Public Good just released Land Use and Zoning Law: a Citizen's Guide. This handbook was written by Arthur Giacalone, an attorney with many years’ experience in land use law. It is a basic overview to help the public understand the zoning and land use development …

December 5, 2018

Cornell Chronicle: “Cornell, community partners help drive Buffalo’s revival”

“Buffalo at the time was a powerhouse of transportation and industry and culture. … There have been many transformative periods when ILR didn’t just react, but helped create progressive change in the economy,” said PPG board chair Lou Jean Fleron, an ILR extension faculty …

December 4, 2018

Christiana Limniatis Crowned Buffalo's 2018 Shakespearean Idol

All the world's a stage, the great Bard of Avon rightly proclaimed. With her modern recitation of these words, Christiana Limniatis (Director of Preservation Services at Preservation Buffalo Niagara) was declared the People's Choice winner in our 2018 Shakespearean Idol contest and fundraiser.

December 3, 2018

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin Named Executive Director at Partnership for the Public Good

The Partnership for the Public Good (PPG) has announced that Andrea Ó Súilleabháin will serve as its next executive director, effective January 1, 2019. Ó Súilleabháin has been the deputy director at PPG since May 2017.

November 30, 2018

Buffalo News: “Community policing project takes hold on East Side and in Police Department”

“There are other ways to look at whether community policing is having an effect, ‘although some initiatives may take time before they bear fruit,’ said Sam Magavern, executive director of the Partnership for the Public Good. They include looking at the number of officers …

November 29, 2018

Buffalo Law Journal: “Coalition looks to reform voting in New York”

“You are a citizen who has the intelligence to vote; you should be able to decide how and where you want to vote,” said Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York, a group that’s working with the Let NY Vote coalition. Lerner spoke Wednesday night about early voting …

November 25, 2018

Buffalo News: "Another Voice: Good Food Purchasing Program elevates student nutrition"

"Each day, the Buffalo Public Schools serves roughly 25,000 breakfasts, 28,000 lunches, and 5,000 snacks. That is a lot of food! Thus, the choices that BPS makes in purchasing its food have a large impact, not only on the health and wellness of its student but also on businesses, workers, animals …

November 5, 2018

Buffalo Law Journal News: "Report prompts Erie County attorneys to push for bail reform"

"Backed by the findings of a report on how judges in Erie County issue bail, attorneys and a local legislator are pushing for change. “It’s in everybody’s best interest to reduce the incarcerated population as much as we can,” said Kevin Stadelmaier, chief attorney at …