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Can you sign up as a PBNYC poll worker?

People across NYC are gearing up to vote on how to spend millions of dollars through Participatory Budgeting in New York City (PBNYC). PBNYC works because people like you volunteer to make a difference in their community. Can you volunteer as a poll worker, to help your neighbors vote in PB and build real democracy?…

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Will you dedicate your birthday to democracy?

  Do you want to celebrate and make a difference on your birthday? Do you love participatory budgeting (PB)? Do you want to see the movement grow? Then, join our supporter community dedicating their birthdays to PB! Yes, I want to dedicate my birthday to PB! Our advisory board member Robert Sherman just dedicated his…

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Presenting your 2018 PB2 Ballot – Vote today!

Guest post by PB Amplifiers Ashley Kuenneke & Kelsey Foster. We’re writing to you as fellow supporters and advocates for participatory budgeting. Over the past few months, we teamed up with other advocates to develop 9 amazing projects to help grow PB. From today till April 10th, you can vote to decide which projects to…

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PBP Leadership Change & Annual Report: Transforming Democracy

From our Executive Director Josh Lerner: I’m writing to share exciting news about the next stage of growth for the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP), and to share our 2017 Annual Report. We’re expanding our leadership, as our Director of Strategic Initiatives Shari Davis joins me as Co-Executive Director. We’re also shifting our strategy to focus more…

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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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How to make evaluations awesome and meaningful

While evaluations are an optional part of the Participatory Budgeting (PB) process, they are well worth the time and energy required to conduct them. Christine Paulin, professor at the Université de Moncton, and Jake Carlson, PBP Research Fellow, led a PB Network Study Session to share their insights on PB evaluations. See more below for…

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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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