PB funded an After School Soccer and Basketball program in Vallejo following an amazing collaboration among the Vallejo City Unified District (VCUSD), the City of Vallejo and the Greater Vallejo Recreation District (GVRD). The After-School Sports Program was a PB proposal implemented by the VCUSD where $50,000 was allocated to provide soccer and basketball programs…

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Passionate about amplifying the voice of Greensboro residents, Maddie Reed and Fanta Dorley from Greensboro, NC helped engage many people from all walks of life to improve their community. PB Greensboro launched as the first PB process in the south last year, August 2015, and has since become an engaging outlet for people to have…

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April in Chicago has come to mean two things: the daily weather forecast is, “60 with a chance of snow,” and it’s time for residents to make their voices heard in the PB Chicago vote! You may read a lot about what’s happening with PB on the East and West Coast, but never forget that…

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All the buzz was around Queens College campus during the Participatory Budgeting 101 workshop. Over 25 students from at least 6 campuses attended and networked over complimentary bagels and coffee. Students were eager in learning how to gain decision-making power over spending $5,000 of the student government budget. The workshop engaged with student interests on…

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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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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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PB Buffalo Kicks off with a conscious step to improve the environment and other community projects! PB Buffalo organizer and Community Coordinator at the Clean Air Coalition (CACWNY), Natasha Soto shares this amazingly informative narrative of Buffalo’s environmental campaign turned PB process! Natasha has been working with Clean Air since 2011 and has been involved…

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When we started working with the small town of Dieppe, Canada to help them launch their first participatory budgeting (PB) process they asked us about the lowest voting age we had ever seen. When we provide technical assistance it’s up to our partners to lead writing the rules and setting priorities for engagement. Dieppe made sure that young people were…

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There were many faces present at PBNYC’s Agency Briefing at the Queens Museum of Moving Images. People of all ages were ready to get some answers, asking questions about their ideas and how to effectively turn them into proposals to be voted on. This was part of the exciting development phase of the PB process,…

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