Posts by Ashley Brennan

BIG News for PB in Schools – and a BIG invitation!

Did you hear? Just this week Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the launch of Participatory Budgeting (PB) in all public high schools in New York City! That’s over 400 schools in total! In his State of the City address, Mayor de Blasio emphasized: “We’ve got to prove to our young people that they’ve got the…

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Mayor Launches Participatory Budgeting in All NYC High Schools

Following years of work by the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) and partners, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in his State of the City address on February 13th that he is launching participatory budgeting (PB) in all of the city’s public high schools (there are over 400 total). The City will give every…

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Register Now – Upcoming PB trainings filling up fast!

Are you ready to break the cycle of cynicism that makes participation in democracy feel meaningless? We have two new opportunities for you to learn how to launch and improve PB in your community – two trainings taking place 9am – 5pm on Wednesday, March 7th, the day before our Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference.…

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School PB Webinar Wrap-Up: Let’s bring this to your community!

Thanks for joining our webinar on PB in Schools! From the diverse perspectives of an administrator, a teacher, and four students, we learned PB develops student leadership, builds new relationships among students, and develops concrete skills that students will take into college and the workplace. We heard that empowering students with a say in school decision-making…

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Mellon/ACLS Fellowship Opening – Participation Design Strategist

Mellon/ACLS Fellowship Opening – Participation Design Strategist At the Participatory Budgeting Project, we’re pleased to announce that we have been selected by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) as a host organization for the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program, a career-building fellowship initiative designed to expand the reach of doctoral education in the humanities. In 2018, the…

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Participatory Budgeting in Schools: Stories from the Field

Free WebinarDATE: Thursday, January 18thTIME: 4pm – 5pm EST | 1pm – 2pm PST Register Join the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) and the Phoenix Union High School District (PUHSD) to see how students, teachers, administrators, and parents are improving schools and magnifying student voice through participatory budgeting (PB). Our free webinar will feature PUHSD Student Support…

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You made it happen: This is Democracy Made by YOU

Happy New Year! As we enter 2018, we’re blown away by your commitment to democracy. Thank you to nearly 200 of you who donated to our Democracy Made by You Campaign, raising over $33,000 to grow participatory budgeting. And, special thanks to the Brooklyn Community Foundation for contributing $7,500 toward this total, as matching funds…

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Our top victories for democracy in 2017

As we reflect on 2017 and many challenges this year, we find hope in the thousands of people like you building real democracy through participatory budgeting (PB). We’re excited to continue pushing forward, and to share some of the year’s top victories at the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP). What we did: We expanded PB to…

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Real Money, Real Power – here’s how we did this #GivingTuesday

Thank YOU for choosing to push ahead with us to strengthen communities and empower residents through participatory budgeting (PB). This #GivingTuesday, we raised over $21,000—with close to $14,000 from nearly 150 supporters and a $7,500 match from the Brooklyn Community Foundation. Your support will help us: bring young people to our Innovations in Participatory Democracy…

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