Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.

How Participatory Budgeting Works

PB involves an annual cycle of meeting and voting, integrated into the broader decision-making process.

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Stories of Participatory Budgeting in Action

What happens when students lead PB?

By Ashley Brennan | April 19, 2017

Impacts, outcomes, and winning projects shine in Phoenix “Let’s rock and roll!” shouted Christopher Oglesby, Assistant Principal at Carl Hayden Community High School, to a team huddle of 30 spirited students. The group dispersed in all directions, and prepared to welcome over 1,500 student voters to the gym. This team of student leaders—along with school…

Meet Chicko – and celebrate with him on April 20th

By Harvir Kaur | March 29, 2017

Have you met Chicko? We’re celebrating his amazing work as a youth organizer with Red Hook Initiative at our April 20th NYC PBParty Benefit! As PB vote week in NYC wraps up this week (Go Vote!), now is the time to get your tickets to the #PBParty, and to meet Chicko: After moving to Red…

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Why HUD budgets are vital to rebuilding trust in government

By PBPadmin | March 24, 2017

What do youth apprenticeship programs, safe routes to schools, and mobile showers for the homeless community have in common? They all make communities more resilient, more equitable, and more sustainable. They are all eligible to be funded by Community Development Block Grants (CDGB). And they are just some of the many projects directly decided by…

IMPACTS FROM PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING

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Millions of dollars dedicated to community-driven projects.

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People impacting change in their communities.

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Local project ideas completed using public funds.

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