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Seattle PB – We’re in Proposal Development!

Community Idea Collection is finished! Community members came together and put forward over 475 ideas for the Seattle People’s Budget. 👏🏿👏🏽👏🏻 We are now officially in the Proposal Development phase (August 14 – September 15) of the participatory budgeting process! Our budget delegates are diligently collaborating with city department officials to turn your ideas into […]

For LA REPAIR, April 2023 is Vote Month!

This April is Vote Month for the first cycle of the LA REPAIR participatory budgeting process. Three of our staff members, Edna, Michael, and Robbie, had the opportunity a few weeks ago to help get out the vote in Los Angeles and meet some of the community leaders on the ground powering this community-led process.

Seattle People’s Fellows in Action

A photo of five happy people each of them is holding a glittery gold letter that together spells #PB&J

After an exciting first year working with young people in New York City to facilitate youth-led engagement and decision-making, we’ve launched the Seattle People’s Fellowship!

Shari on NHK: To transform democracy, we have to practice change

Photo of Shari Davis holding a sign that says "To Transform Democracy we have to practice change."

Our Co-Executive Director Shari Davis was featured on NHK, a Japanese international public media organization, for a 15 minute video segment on PBP, New Black City, martial arts, and the importance of community-led decision making in unlocking an equitable future together.

How to make evaluations awesome and meaningful

While evaluations are an optional part of the Participatory Budgeting (PB) process, they are well worth the time and energy required to conduct them. Christine Paulin, professor at the Université de Moncton, and Jake Carlson, PBP Research Fellow, led a PB Network Study Session to share their insights on PB evaluations. See more below for […]

Vanessa Acheampong-Tieku

A member of the New York City Youth Council (NYCYC), Vanessa Acheampong-Tieku hails from District 16 and is thankful for the opportunities to work with a variety of people and see different perspectives during her time with the program. The NYCYC is a partnership between the New York City Council and Coro New York Leadership […]

Making PB more Inclusive: Lessons from Long Beach

University student at California State University in Long Beach, Jessica Bracho has participated as a budget facilitator for PB Long Beach. Studying Sociology, she worked closely with PB researcher Professor Gary Hytrek who sparked her interest in community development. Jessica shares the valuable lessons learned in making PB inclusive and a great experience for all […]

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 […]

PBNYC Vote Week Kick-off

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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