New York

PBNYC Vote Week Kick-off

You’re invited to vote for a PBNYC project in your City Council district from March 26th-April 3rd! With 28 districts participating in the process, NYC has the largest city-wide PB process in North America. Last year, more than 51,000 New Yorkers voted in the 2014-2015 PBNYC cycle. This year’s PB citywide budget has reached over…

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Young Leaders in Harlem Shape their Community through PB

Brotherhood-SisterSol (Bro/Sis) is an organization passionate about youth empowerment through community engagement and education. At Bro/Sis young people become independent leaders by addressing local socio-economic issues in their community of West Harlem, where only 42% of youth graduate from high school. They work with young leaders through their afterschool program, rights of passage program, environmental…

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PBNYC wins innovation award

We are very proud to be part of the team whose work on PBNYC was named winner of the Roy and Lila Ash Innovations Award for Public Engagement in Government! The award recognizes the incredible work undertaken by our partners at Community Voices Heard and other community organizations who made sure that residents in NYC…

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8th Grader Lands $225K for NYC School: An Inspiring Story of Facilitation and Youth in the Civic Process

Yup, you read that correctly! Maximillian Viking Drury, a 13-year-old from Brooklyn, successfully persuaded voters to fund a PB initiative that will put $225,000 toward improving his sister’s school! The young Brooklynite is one of many youths who are inspired by the opportunity to have real power over their community’s decision making processes. Having caught…

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Join us for voting in PBNYC!

We would like to invite you to join us at voting sites across NYC between April 11–19 to see PB in action! As part of this year-long process, residents of the 24 Council Districts participating in this year’s PB cycle have gotten together to discuss local needs, brainstorm ideas, and develop proposals to help meet…

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Charting a new path for PB in Buffalo

  PBP is supporting the Buffalo Common Council and the Clean Air Coalition of WNY in piloting a new approach for starting PB. This July, Buffalo’s Common Council voted unanimously to establish a PB Committee, tasked with developing a proposal for implementing PB. After years of building support for PB with local community groups and…

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Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and New York City Council Announce Expansion of Participatory Budgeting for 2014-2015 Cycle

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS **FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** July 23, 2014 22 districts will participate in next cycle to designate over $25 million City Hall—Today, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the New York City Council announced the expansion of participatory budgeting to 22 districts that will designate over $25 million toward…

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Save the Date! Celebrate PBP in NYC!

  May 8th, Save the Date to Celebrate PBP! Please join us for the Participatory Budgeting Project’s first annual benefit! Celebrating 5 years of participatory budgeting in the US 25 years of participatory budgeting worldwide Honoring our partners who have helped bring participatory budgeting to NYC: City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito City Council Member Brad…

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How to Scale Up PBNYC: New Memo

Since 2011, we’ve worked with New York City Council Members, communities, and partner organizations to build a Participatory Budgeting process that now spans 9 of the City’s 51 council districts. This January the City will undergo a major transition as new officials take office across city government, and this change presents big opportunities to strengthen…

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Save the Date! PBNYC Year 2 Report Release

Join us online for the release of: A PEOPLE’S BUDGET A Research and Evaluation Report on Year 2 of Participatory Budgeting in New York City Wednesday, October 9th, 12pm EST Key findings from the research and a panel discussion about how Participatory Budgeting engages traditionally disenfranchised populations with: Alexa Kasdan, Director of Research and Policy…

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