AWESOME PROJECT: Veggies for all! Medford’s popular community garden is FULL. Help build out the new one!

by ioby
July 21, 2015

Medford, MA, a diverse and rapidly-changing town north of Somerville and Cambridge, is into gardening. WAY into gardening. The waitlist for its hugely popular, long-standing, 30-plot community garden  is so long and slow-moving that if you were at the end of it right this moment, it could take you 15 years to earn your own […]

Inside Story: What Occupy Sandy’s disaster relief model taught me about organizing to meet our neighborhoods’ greatest needs

by ioby
July 16, 2015

In  our new series, “Inside Story,”  ioby’s staff  talks about what motivates their own work to create positive neighborhood change.  ioby’s Operations Director Kerry Huang volunteered for Occupy Sandy in the aftermath of the superstorm, and came away with some powerful  lessons about compassion,  flexibility, and true community resilience.  October 29, 2012: Hurricane Sandy. Some […]

AWESOME PROJECT: Gowanus Canal Conservancy does a LOT of schlepping, could really use a truck!

by ioby
July 14, 2015

If you live anywhere near Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal, you NEED to know about the amazing work being done by the Gowanus Canal Conservancy (GCC) – and STAT. They’re powering ahead against all odds, greening, protecting, planting, and reviving a Brooklyn watershed and neighborhood that’s been plagued by severe toxic overload for decades. Did you know […]

AWESOME PROJECT: Meet the Soul Sisters – an army of young women interrupting cycles of poverty and violence

by ioby
July 7, 2015

Tanisha Douglas and Caitlin Gibb met while working at an alternative-to-incarceration program for youth in Brooklyn called the Center for Community Alternatives (CCA). Both women are creatives (Tanisha’s a dancer and jewelry-maker, with training in the Sadie Nash sisterhood model, Caitlin a yoga instructor and theater buff) and had a strong desire to empower at-risk […]

How to launch an ioby campaign in four simple steps

by ioby
June 19, 2015

So you have a great idea for improving your neighborhood—a way to make it safer, greener, more livable, or just more fun. Congratulations! You’re already well on your way! Now, you want to use ioby to help you raise money, find volunteers, and get the word out. Perfect—this is what we’re all about! The next […]

An exciting new partnership with Pittsburgh non-profit GTECH – helping reclaim vacant lots

by ioby
June 18, 2015

We’re thrilled to announce a brand new partnership with GTECH Strategies, an awesome non-profit at the intersection of community development and the green economy. They’re dedicated to strengthening and greening Pittsburgh, and one of the most revolutionary ways they do that is by helping citizens reclaim, repurpose, and reenergize empty lots, strengthening the city and […]