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Erie Co. Restorative Justice Coalition Presents: Kids For Cash

As part of National Week Against School Push Out October 4-11. Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition is showing the film Kids for Cash on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Elmwood Center 16. The “kids for cash” scandal unfolded in 2008 over judicial kickbacks at the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Two judges, President Judge Mark Ciavarella and Senior Judge Michael Conahan, were accused […]
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Join the Sierra Club at The People’s Climate March in NYC

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 in The […]
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Sam Magavern to Present at 2014 Anne Frank Project Conference

On Wednesday, Sept.10 at 1 pm, PPG 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.” His presentation, “Talking Proud” will take place in Room 210 of the Butler Library at Buffalo State College. It will be an interactive talk […]
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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 […]