Stories of Participatory Budgeting in Action
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…
Tell us about yourself. I’m Jennifer Aguiar (Jenny for short) from the PB Vallejo Youth Committee and I am going to be a senior at Jesse Bethel High School. I live in East Vallejo by Stephan Maner Elementary School and have lived in Vallejo practically my whole life. How did you first get involved in…
Tell us about yourself. I am Chief of Staff to Alderman John Arena of Chicago’s 45th Ward. I coordinate PB45. I also live in Jefferson Park, which is in the ward. How did you first get involved in PB, and why? I first learned of PB through a friend who worked for Alderman Joe Moore.…
How Participatory Budgeting Works
PB involves an annual cycle of meeting and voting, integrated into the broader decision-making process.
IMPACTS FROM PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING
Millions of dollars dedicated to community-driven projects.
People impacting change in their communities.
Local project ideas completed using public funds.
Our Resource Center
PBP creates and shares toolkits, guides, templates and best practice materials to support your participatory budgeting process work.