TOPIC: LOCAL COMMUNITIES (54)

PPS (Project for Public Spaces)

http://www.pps.org

Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a nonprofit planning, design and educational organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities. Our pioneering Placemaking approach helps citizens transform their public spaces into vital places that highlight local assets, spur rejuvenation and serve common needs.

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Public Spaces, Local Communities, Cities, Beautification, Makeovers

Fundrise

https://fundrise.com

Fundrise is an investment platform that lets you invest directly in local real estate and businesses, to help build the city you want.

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Fundrise, Investment, Property, Real Estate, Equity, Share, Ownership, Crowdfunding

Serengetee

https://www.serengetee.com

Serengetee is a clothing brand that incorporates global fabric patterns into their products while giving back to corresponding grassroots causes. Serengetee was founded in 2012 by a group of college friends after traveling the world on Semester at Sea. Since the beginning, their mission has been simple: to connect people to the globe through fabric while giving back to the communities that inspire and create their designs. Every fabric is teamed up with a cause located in the same region. This allows them to support both local fabric makers and the causes that work in their communities. When you wear Serengetee, you 'Wear the World'.

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Serengetee, Fabric, T-Shirt

Streetbank

http://www.streetbank.com/splash

Streetbank is a site that helps you share and borrow things from your neighbours. Streetbank is meant for everyone. It is not for private benefit - for individuals to make a profit or professionals to sell their services. It is for the common good. Of course, you may already share things with your neighbours, in which case, don’t let us stop you!

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Streetbank, Collaborative Consumption, Share, Lend, Give, Neighbor, Neighborhood, Local

OneDay Social Volunteering

http://www.onedayvolunteering.org

OneDay Social Volunteering is an international social organization that provides a platform for young adults to volunteer in a wide range of activities in the most flexible, accessible and enjoyable way, while increasing their social and professional networks with people their own age.

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OneDay Social Volunteering, Volunteer, Volunteering, Social

The Y

http://www.ymca.net/somuchmore

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

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The Y, YMCA

Walk Your City

http://www.walkyourcity.org

An open-sourced online resource for anyone to auto-magically create their own guerrilla wayfinding sign to export, print and install.

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Walk, Walking, Kickstarter, Cities, Raleigh, Matt Tomasulo, Public Space, Streets, Directions

Truck Farm

http://www.truckfarm.org

Truck Farm is a mobile garden education project founded in Brooklyn, NY. Director Ian Cheney's other projects include King Corn, The Greening of Southie, and The City Dark. 

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Ian Cheney, Cities, New Urbanism, New York, Local Food, Food, Vegetables, Public Spaces

Neighbors Can Help

http://www.neighbourscanhelp.org.uk

We'd like to join with you in making your neighbourhood a better place by helping people to help their neighbours because: we believe most people want to be helpful and we hope everyone and every neighbourhood will be better off by doing so.

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Neighbors Can Help, Neighbors, Community, Neighborhood, Helping People, Sharing

chashama

http://www.chashama.org

chashama supports communities by transforming temporarily vacant properties into spaces where artists can flourish. By recycling and repurposing buildings in transition, we invest in neighborhoods, foster local talent, and sustain a vast range of creativity, commerce and culture. 

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Chashama, Artists, Space, Creativity, Culture

Spacehive

http://spacehive.com

Spacehive is the world's first funding platform for neighborhood improvement projects. We make it as easy to fund a new park or playground for your area as buying a book online.

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Spacehive, Crowdfunding, Public Spaces, Neighborhood, Improvement

Child Survival Aid Ghana

http://www.csagchildghana.org

Child Survival Aid Ghana (CSAG) is a local non-profit organization dedicated to assisting underprivileged children in rural communities to achieve their full potential with the assistance and support they need in education.

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Child Survival Aid Ghana, Ghana, Education, Rural Communities

Make It Right

http://www.makeitrightnola.org

More than 4,000 homes in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Two years later, when actor Brad Pitt toured the city, the neighborhood was still deserted and devastated. Pitt promised the families he met there, that he would help make it right. He founded Make It Right to build 150 affordable, green storm resistant homes for families living in the Lower 9th Ward when the storm hit.

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New Orleans, Brad Pitt, 9th Ward, Louisiana, Hurricane Katrina, Rebuild, Make It Right

Helping Overcome Obstacles Peru (HOOP)

http://www.hoopperu.org

Helping Overcome Obstacles Peru (HOOP) is a registered Non-Governmental Organisation located in Arequipa, Peru. HOOP is not affiliated to any religious or political ideals. We work with the impoverished people in the Flora Tristan community. Flora Tristan is a shanty town located on the outskirts of Arequipa composed of haphazardly constructed shacks with a lack of basic services, such as electricity or running water.
Our current priorities are developing the Flora Tristan community by using strategic educational programs through which community members of all ages can advance their education, health, self-confidence and better their quality of life. To that end our international and Peruvian volunteers run English classes, homework help, health & nutrition workshops, medical assessments and treatments, as well as finance and business classes.

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HOOP, Helping Overcome Obstacles Peru, Peru, Arequipa

Trip4real

http://www.trip4real.com

Trip4real is a community-driven platform connecting locals with travellers across Spain, by enabling locals to become tour guides in whatever they are passionate about. Travellers can then browse through thousands of tours and activities offered by ordinary locals, read their profiles, reviews & ratings before arranging to meet them. Founded in 2012, trip4real was created as a tool to help those travelling to Spain have authentic experiences of the places they visit, alongside locals. The platform currently has over 10,000 users from 190 different countries, with as many as 2,500 locals from 52 different towns & cities offering activities.

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Trip4real, Community, Locals, Travel, Spain, Tours