The Public Good w/ Sam Magavern

This Tuesday January 27, 2015 at 1pm on the Public Good (WUFO AM 1080,, we’ll be talking with Megan Connelly, Co-chair of the Buffalo Common Council’s Committee for Fair Elections through Public Financing, talks about ways to make our local elections more fair and democratic.

On the Horizon of Good!!

Partnership for the Public Good was recently featured in the local section of the The Public Magazine when we had our 2015 Community Agenda Roll-out at the Frank E. Merriweather Jr., Library. The article spot lights some of the community issues PPG will be working on this year. To read the article click here.

PPG Unveils Community Agenda for 2015

PPG has released its 2015 Community Agenda.  One hundred seventy eight community groups, ranging from block clubs to social service agencies, from theaters to prisoner rights groups, have come together to identify the top policy actions that state and local governments can take in the coming year to build a better Buffalo-Niagara.  Each fall PPG […]

Join us for Roll-Out of the 2015 Community Agenda

Please join us this Friday!  This year’s public roll-out of the Partnership for the Public Good Community Agenda will take place on Friday, January 16 at the Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, at 2 p.m. Speakers will include Franchelle Hart from Open Buffalo, Aaron Krolikowsi from the United Way, Joy McDuffie from the Western New […]

The Public Good

This Tuesday January 13, 2015 at 1pm on the Public Good (WUFO AM 1080,, we’ll be talking with Andy Prinzing from the Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition about their progress in bringing restorative justice principles and practices to the public schools and the court system.

PPG Innovation Lab Releases New Report: Temp Work and Poverty in Buffalo

The shift from permanent to temporary jobs has been dramatic in recent years – in Buffalo as in the nation – and it is an important reason for the growth in economic inequality and poverty.  More and more workers are temping not because they want to but because they have to, and they are suffering […]

Updated Buffalo Briefs Now Available

PPG’s Buffalo Briefs are the best place to go when you need the most important data for local trends and issues.  We’ve recently updated the briefs on education, employment, housing, poverty, racial disparities, and immigrants and refugees.  You can find them all here.

Save the Date! Movement Dance Party 2014

The annual Movement Dance Party fundraiser will be held on Friday, December, 19 at 9 p.m. at The Foundry, located at 298 Northampton in Buffalo. Come enjoy live music spun by some of the hottest local DJs, plenty of locally brewed beer, and the chance to dance and mingle with Buffalo’s favorite movers and shakers. […]

Creators of Vent on the Public Good

Have you ever wanted to vent about life in Buffalo?  About racism and inequality?  The lack of opportunity for young people?  Jamiah Mootry and Savion Mingo are dynamic young entrepreneurs who have created Vent: a publication that is focused on giving the local residents of Buffalo’s East Side and more a safe space to vent about […]

Buffalo’s Green Economy: Present and Future

A Presentation by Sam Magavern and a Team of SUNY Buffalo Law Students Friday, December 5, 10am to Noon 237 Main St., Suite 1200, Downtown Buffalo   Join PPG Co-Director Sam Magavern and a team of law students as they present on the current state of Buffalo’s green economy and the public policies that can […]
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Community Agenda Process Underway; Still Time for Your Organization to Become a Partner

Each year, PPG crafts a Community Agenda, which identifies our partners’ top policy priorities for the coming year. The Community Agenda is a useful tool for education, advocacy, and collaboration, and it also guides the work of PPG’s staff and volunteers throughout the year – shaping our research, forums, radio shows, and other efforts. PPG […]

New Policy Brief on Suburban IDA Performance

PPG has released a new policy brief, Town IDAs in Erie County: 2011-2013.  In addition to the Erie County Industrial Development Agency, there are five town based IDAs in Erie County, with an operational cost of nearly $1 million per year.  PPG looked at the 287 town IDA projects active in 2013 and found that […]