Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.

Stories of Participatory Budgeting in Action

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Meet Ashley: lover of cats, urban farms, and PBP.

By Lila Barrett | December 6, 2016

PBP’s work to transform democracy is only made possible by the commitment and generosity of our donors. Our donors sustain our work and our spirits – they are fantastic, unique, and passionate people, and it’s about time that you met them! This month, the spotlight is on one of our youngest and most awesome supporters,…

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Age is just a number: young people leading the change #GivingTuesday

By Harvir Kaur | November 29, 2016

“Every year I engage in PB I learn more about the process and am more interested in community organizing.” Naomi Estevez, 16 years old “Through PB, it feels like my voice is being heard as a person of color and a teen.” Darnell Maxwell, 17 years old This is participatory budgeting (PB) in action. PB…

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Vanessa Acheampong-Tieku

By PBPadmin | September 8, 2016

A member of the New York City Youth Council (NYCYC), Vanessa Acheampong-Tieku hails from District 16 and is thankful for the opportunities to work with a variety of people and see different perspectives during her time with the program. The NYCYC is a partnership between the New York City Council and Coro New York Leadership…

How Participatory Budgeting Works

PB involves an annual cycle of meeting and voting, integrated into the broader decision-making process.

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IMPACTS FROM PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING

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Millions of dollars dedicated to community-driven projects.

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People impacting change in their communities.

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Local project ideas completed using public funds.

Our Resource Center

PBP creates and shares toolkits, guides, templates and best practice materials to support your participatory budgeting process work.

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