PB Stories

Steven Serling

High-school Social Studies teacher Steven Serling knows what democratic engagement can do for young people. A advocate of learning-by-doing, Mr. Serling emphasizes the way in which youth participation in PB encourages young people to become engaged citizens, effective communicators, and thoughtful decision makers.   Unsurprisingly, Mr. Serling has been nominated for a hometown hero award.…

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Research Series: PB in the life of Brian.

We recently caught up with Brian Wampler, a professor in Political Science at Boise State University. Brian is at the forefront of comparative research on PB and we’re pretty sure he can reel off statistics on PB in Brazil in his sleep. We learned about how Brian has approached his comparative work in Brazil and…

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PB Research Series: A Moment with Stephanie McNulty

Stephanie McNulty is a recently tenured Associate Professor of Government at Franklin and Marshall College, a member of the North American PB Research Board, and an all-round amazing person who does fascinating research on the gender dynamics of PB in Peru. We caught up with Stephanie as part of our PB researcher blog series to learn more…

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A Young Agent For Change: Stephen Lafume’s PB Story

  It is not everyday that a 16-year-old gets to help decide how his city should spend $1 million dollars. Isabel Luciano, our East Coast Program Assistant, recently interviewed Stephen Lafume, who worked as a change leader on Boston’s Youth Lead the Change Council. Just a few weeks ago, thousands of young residents of Boston voted on…

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PB Research Series: An Interview with Daniel Schugurensky

PBP is proud to be working closely with such an incredible network of PB researchers and research teams in North America. We’ve decided to launch a PB Research blog series that will throw the spotlight on these researchers, so that our readers and supporters can learn more about what’s happening in the world of PB…

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Researcher blog series with Thea Crum from PB Chicago!

We are lucky to work closely with an incredible network of PB researchers and research teams in North America. We’ve decided to launch a PB Research blog series, so that our readers and supporters can learn more about what’s happening in the world of PB research! First up –  Thea Crum, Director of the Neighborhoods Initiative at…

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Making a Difference in Long Beach: Kellie Morris’ PB Story

PBP always wants to know what got our members interested in PB! PBP’s Solaire Spellen interviewed Long Beach Steering Committee Member Kellie Morris to talk about how she and her husband first got involved in participatory budgeting! Solaire: Kellie, tell us about yourself. Kellie: I have lived in North Long Beach for three years, but…

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