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Should Buffalo Return to Neighborhood Schools?

On August 26, The Buffalo News published an article on the revival of the debate over whether Buffalo should return to a neighborhood schools model. Members of the board majority listed neighborhood schools as one of nine structural reforms they want the district to undertake, hoping “to see the majority of struggling, general education elementary […]
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People’s Climate March in New York City

In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. The UN Secretary­ General is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution. On Sunday, September 21, over 300 groups representing youth, parents, faith communities, labor unions and more will march […]
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The Public Good with Franchelle Hart

The Partnership for the Public Good has a weekly radio show, The Public Good, which airs on WUFO 1080AM every Tuesday at 1 p.m. Our co-director, Sam Magavern, talks with representatives from local non-profits and grassroots organizations who are contributing to the public good in their community and discusses some of the hottest issues. Listen […]
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Recycling Alliance Seeking Volunteers for Elmwood Art Fest

The Buffalo Recycling Alliance will have “recycling rangers” in attendance at this years Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts to help promote recycling. The festival will take place on August 23 and 24. It will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Each volunteer […]
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Save the Date: Peace & Nonviolence Festival

On Sunday, September 21, 2014, several nonviolence groups and community members will gather at Delaware Park’s Rose Garden to raise awareness to reduce violence in our communities and our world. The International Day of Peace “Peace & Nonviolence Festival” will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. and is free to attend. There will be […]
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Open Buffalo Seeking Interns

Open Buffalo is currently accepting applications for September. The job responsibilities and qualifications are as follows: Responsibilities: Open Buffalo interns will be assisting a dedicated team on a variety of tasks. Interns will learn how to work in a professional environment and have ample opportunity to network with Open Buffalo staff and other professionals in […]
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21st Century Park on the Outer Harbor Petitioning For a Park First Approach

The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) has spent the last several weeks hosting public planning sessions to solicit input on the best plans for developing the outer harbor. Next month, the ECHDC and its consultants will present the preferred plan and the public will again have the chance to provide commentary. The public can […]
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PPG Welcomes Two New Staff Members

We’re excited to announce the arrival of two new staff members here at the Partnership for the Public Good! Howard Patton joined us in mid-July, taking on the role of Manager of Operations, Communications and Development. Tina Meyers started the first week of August in the position of Policy Analyst. Howard Patton III Howard Patton […]
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Save the Date! AFP 2014: Change Through Stories

Mark your calendars! On September 10 at 1 p.m., PPG’s co-director Sam Magavern will be hosting a discussion on telling Buffalo’s story as part of the Anne Frank Project’s 2014 Conference, “Change Through Stories.” The Anne Frank Project seeks to explore the impact of Anne Frank’s ideals throughout history. The mission of The Anne Frank Project is to encourage […]
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The Public Good with 21st Century Park on the Outer Harbor

The Partnership for the Public Good has a weekly radio show, The Public Good, which airs on WUFO 1080AM every Tuesday at 1 p.m. Our co-director, Sam Magavern, talks with representatives from local non-profits and grassroots organizations who are contributing to the public good in their community and discusses some of the hottest issues. Listen […]
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WNY Worker Center To Host “Fun-raiser”

On Thursday, July 31 from 5-9pm, WNYCOSH’s Worker Center will host a picnic “fun-raiser” at LaSalle Park to raise money to continue its work with advocating for local laborers and helping them to organize for better working conditions. The event will include a corn roast, craft beer from Old First Ward Brewing Company, lawn games, […]
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Jax Deluca Wins Shakespearean Idol 2014!

Friends, family and representatives from our PPG partner organizations gathered at the Burchfield Penney Art Center on July 17 for the third annual Shakespearean Idol competition. Guests enjoyed hearing both traditional and more contemporary performances of Shakespeare’s works as our contestants competed for the judges and audience member’s votes. Performers included local luminaries such as […]