CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: FACILITATORS and ORGANIZERS!
Do you have a couple of hours a month to give to your community?
The Participatory Budgeting Project and UIC Great Cities Institute are looking for Organizers and Facilitators to volunteer their skills to support Participatory Budgeting in Chicago (PBC). This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in honing their facilitation and outreach skills, learning more about city government, gaining experience engaging diverse community members, and contributing to real grassroots democracy.
Click here for info and application form!
PB Chicago is a democratic process in which community members in Chicago Wards are directly deciding how to spend $1 million per ward of their Aldermanic discretionary funds. The process works as follows:
ATTEND AN ASSEMBLY, SUBMIT AN IDEA!
Could safety be improved in your community? Would you like to see better streets and parks? Share YOUR ideas on how you would spend $1 Million, learn about the budget, past projects and current needs at a Neighborhood Assembly! Neighborhood Assembly. Assemblies are open to everyone, whether you live in the ward or not. You'll be asked to share your ideas for ward improvements and also to volunteer to work with your neighbors to turn those ideas into concrete project proposals.
SUBMIT YOUR IDEA TODAY!
Find Your Ward
Not sure what ward you live in? We can help! Press the "Find Me" button below to go to the City of Chicago form to help you discover which ward you live in.
Not in a ward that has PB this year?
Want PB in Your Ward?
If you don't live in a participating ward this year but are interested in bringing PB to your area, contact us using the form on our Contact page.