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PB Stories: Food Rescue Van feeding Cambridge Residents, One Meal at a Time

PB Cambridge’s “Food Rescue Freezer Van” project is expected to double the capacity of meals to be rescued and distributed, ranging from about 3,500-7,000 healthy frozen meals. The Food Rescue project was one out of seven projects that won funds through PB Cambridge voters and expands on the Massachusetts food waste ban, meant to reduce […]

Call for proposals: PB Conference 2016

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: December 18, 2015 | |   4th International Conference on Participatory Budgeting in North America Presented by the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) in partnership with the City of Boston.     May 20-22, 2016 Boston, MA   In cities across North America, budget crises are leading to painful cuts in public […]

Temporary Position Opening: Curriculum Documentation Contractor [BOSTON]

Youth Lead the Change Curriculum Documentation: February-June 2015 Join a Growing Movement to Reinvent Democracy! The contractor will work in Boston, MA to help document the PB curriculum implemented in city’s participatory budgeting process.   About the Project The Participatory Budgeting Project, Inc. (PBP) is a non-profit organization based in New York City. Our mission […]

The City of Boston and PBP Make History!

In June, 1700 Boston youth, ages 12-25, made their voices heard by voting in the first ever youth-driven participatory budgeting process in the U.S. We were thrilled to partner with the City of Boston and dozens of local youth-serving organizations to launch this groundbreaking initiative called Youth Lead the Change, in which young Bostonians decided […]

Info Sessions on Boston Youth PB

We’re excited to announce two info sessions for groups interested in helping to organize Boston’s Youth PB process, on December 9th and 10th. See below for the official invitation! Invitation to Information Session on Participatory Budgeting Steering Committee Dear Youth and Youth Advocates, I’m writing to invite you to an info session to learn how […]

Youth PB Launches in Boston: Job Opening & Press Release

We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with the City of Boston to launch the first Youth PB process in the US! Over the next several months, Boston youth will develop and vote on proposals for how to spend $1 million from the city’s capital budget. To gear up for this work, we’re hiring a […]