Posts by PBPadmin

Community Engagement Coordinator (Chicago based)

The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) is a nonprofit organization that empowers people across the US and Canada to decide together how to spend public money. We create and support participatory budgeting (PB) processes that deepen democracy, build stronger communities, and make public budgets more equitable and effective. Through our work with partners in over 17…

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Why HUD budgets are vital to rebuilding trust in government

What do youth apprenticeship programs, safe routes to schools, and mobile showers for the homeless community have in common? They all make communities more resilient, more equitable, and more sustainable. They are all eligible to be funded by Community Development Block Grants (CDGB). And they are just some of the many projects directly decided by…

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Make a plan to vote (and volunteer) in PBNYC!

  At a time when so many of our rights and our neighbors are under attack, I’m writing to ask you to join me in building political power for immigrants, young people, and all of us. At the end of March, NY City Council will invite residents age 14+ (regardless of citizenship or immigration status)…

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You made it happen: This is Democracy Made by YOU

Happy New Year! As we enter an uncertain 2017, we’re blown away by your commitment to democracy. Thank you to the more than 180 of you who donated over $25,000 in our Democracy Made by You campaign! You’re AMAZING! Your support empowers young people like Darnell Maxwell to step up as leaders. Your support makes…

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PBP News: shiny new tools for you, Fall PB season, & PB2 results

Get these updates in your inbox: Sign up for our newsletter PB: promoting health, equity, and justice PB builds healthy communities. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has recognized PB as an innovative idea for building a culture of health, and announced our awesome Deputy Director Jen Godzeno as a RWJF Culture of Health Leader! PB builds…

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PB Intro Training – Long Beach, CA – November 19

Are you working to improve your community? Are you looking for new strategies to bring more community voice to the decision-making table? Have you considered Participatory Budgeting? Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process where community members get to directly decide how to spend public dollars. Through PB, community members brainstorm ideas for community improvement projects, develop…

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U lyk 2 text 4 PB

At PBP we provide technical support and expertise in advocacy, outreach, organization, and implementation for partners working on PB processes. In our Participation Lab we regularly pilot and test tools and procedures to help partners succeed. In the next few months we’ll be sharing tools for using Outreach, Information Management, Digital Voting, and more. This…

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Board Member Volunteer Opportunity for Leading Democracy Organization

The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) is seeking new Board Members to help lead a growing movement for grassroots democracy. We are looking for a few new Board Members to play a key role in building a sustainable foundation for the organization and the participatory budgeting (PB) movement. We are especially interested in candidates who have…

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Vanessa Acheampong-Tieku

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…

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PB with Tax Increment Finance Funds

Tax Increment Financing is a public financing method that uses taxpayers’ money for community-improvement projects. The process is typically conducted without any taxpayer involvement. In order to make the process more community-driven and transparent, we have created a free, downloadable PB TIF Toolkit which can serve as a guide for using Participatory Budgeting to allocate TIF funds. This…

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