Announcing LA Great Streets Challenge Grant Winners: 8 Ways LA’s Great Streets are getting even greater!

by ioby
July 29, 2015

This morning, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the eight winners of the Great Streets Initiative’s Challenge Grant,  a partnership between LA Great Streets and ioby that   challenges  citizens to re-imagine their city’s streets as vibrant public spaces. These winning applicants  are being awarded up to $10,000 in city funding , and  have the opportunity to […]

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 […]