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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Last Tuesday’s primary elections in New York City look to have paved the way for a major expansion of participatory budgeting. In the City Council primaries, voters chose 21 Council Member candidates who have pledged to use participatory budgeting to allocate discretionary funds in their district through the PBNYC process, which would enable residents to…

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Do you have a couple of hours a month to give to your community? We’re looking for volunteers with Outreach and/or Facilitation skills to support Participatory Budgeting in New York City (PBNYC) and Chicago (PB Chicago). This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in honing their facilitation and outreach skills, learning more about city government, gaining experience engaging diverse community…

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The White House today recognized participatory budgeting as a leading innovation in civic engagement, honoring Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) Board Member Joe Moore and Advisory Board Member Brad Lander as “Champions of Change”. They were recognized for “piloting innovative programs to involve traditionally disengaged communities in local governance”. Starting in 2009, we worked with Alderman…

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The results are in from the latest round of participatory budgeting in New York City. See the press release below and PBNYC.org for full details.   Council Members & Communities Announce Results of Second Participatory Budgeting Process NEW YORK, NY (04/22/2013)(readMedia)– In 2011, City Council Members Brad Lander (D-Brooklyn), Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-Manhattan), Eric Ulrich (R-Queens)…

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The Participatory Budgeting Project is seeking several interns for Winter/Spring 2013: Policy, Design and Operations Interns, for our New York office New York City Council Member Interns, to work on Participatory Budgeting for individual Council Members

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Participatory Budgeting in New York City is expanding! Starting this Fall, 1.3 million New Yorkers in 8 Council Districts will be able to decide how to spend at least $10 million. PBP (The Participatory Budgeting Project) is again serving as the lead technical assistance partner for the initiative, working with the Council Members, dozens of…

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PBP is thrilled to be a lead partner for a new pilot PB process at Brooklyn College, part of the City University of New York. The Brooklyn College Student Government is setting aside 10% of its budget – at least $20,000 – for students to allocate this spring through participatory budgeting. This will be the…

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PBNYC is well into its Neighborhood Assemblies stage! Across the four participating City Council Districts, community members are coming out en masse to learn about PB and share project ideas. Roughly half of the Neighborhood Assembly participants so far have volunteered to serve as budget delegates and work over the next several months to turn…

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