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July 12, 2017

Hurdles ahead for Metro Rail extension

A recent report by the Partnership for the Public Good found that 58 percent of jobs in the region are inaccessible by public transit; the extension would improve that by connecting two major employment centers, downtown and the area around UB and Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst.

July 10, 2017

Buffalo Police to seek state accreditation after calls for independent scrutiny

Sam Magavern, executive director of the Partnership for the Public Good, applauded the Buffalo Police for beginning the process. "That is great news," he said. "It was an important recommendation from our report. We're glad to see them pursuing it. We hope it will bring some outside eyes and best …

July 3, 2017

Poetic Justice: Creative Space

Help us kick off our annual Justice & Opportunity Series! Join us for this fun evening of community expression, healing, upliftment, and celebration. We have some live performances planned, and are also saving space in hopes that those in attendance might be inspired to share talents of their …

July 3, 2017

Working Toward Equality, Updated Sheds Light on Race, Employment, and Public Transit in Erie County

PPG has released a new report, Working Toward Equality, Updated: Race, Employment, and Public Transit in Erie County. Building on the 2016 Working Toward Equality Report, the new report provides a rich trove of updated data on race and employment and then offers a spotlight on one of the barriers …

July 3, 2017

Sponsor a Player in Tennis for the Public Good

This Saturday, July 8 marks the third 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. This year’s tourney includes local tennis aces, PPG staff, civic leaders like Sean Ryan …

June 29, 2017

New Report on PUSH Buffalo’s Green Development Zone

PUSH Buffalo’s Green Development Zone has won an international award and other acclaim for revitalizing a neighborhood with a unique blend of community organizing, policy advocacy, workforce development, green housing, and vacant lot renewal. In PPG’s latest report, we offer a detailed …

June 28, 2017

We're Broadcasting Live!

Now you can watch The Public Good radio show on Facebook Live! Visit our Facebook page to stream the whole show live - then re-watch your favorite shows on our YouTube channel. It's The Public Good, every Tuesday at 1pm on WUFO 1080AM!

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 …

June 28, 2017

BTRU Documentary Screening and Discussion

Transit riders unions have organized and seen successes in other areas. Join Buffalo Transit Riders Union (BTRU) in a documentary viewing and discussion to learn form other's experiences. Free and open to the public. Thursday, June 29th 5 PM - 7:30 PM Niagara Branch Library 280 …

June 19, 2017

Cornell ILR Research Talk: The Gig Economy and the American Dream

Professor Louis Hyman’s current focus is the history of temp labor and the gig economy in the United States. Building on this, Professor Hyman will discuss how the gig economy came to be such an outsized part of the work force, and how it has created both insecurity and opportunity. The …

June 19, 2017

Crossroads Collective's Beyond Mayday: Uniting for a Just Transition

On May Day, the community came together to envision and celebrate our shared vision for a just and vibrant economy. We recognized that a new economy must be founded on worker's rights, responsible management of resources, democratic-decision making, sacredness, the arts, and equity for all …

June 15, 2017

Open Buffalo Seeks Democracy Fellows

The Democracy Fellows Program is an intensive, yearlong leadership development program designed to empower residents in the city of Buffalo with the skills and resources required to drive organizations and institutions toward equity, inclusion, and long-term systems change. Democracy Fellows will …