Stories of Participatory Budgeting in Action
“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…Read More
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…Read More
Author of Democracy Reinvented, Hollie Russon Gilman tells us how she became engaged with participatory budgeting. A fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, scholar at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and basically the wonder woman of democracy and civic innovation, Hollie is currently teaching a “Technology and the Future of Governance…Read More
How Participatory Budgeting Works
PB involves an annual cycle of meeting and voting, integrated into the broader decision-making process.
IMPACTS FROM PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING
Millions of dollars dedicated to community-driven projects.
People impacting change in their communities.
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.