TOPIC: LOCAL COMMUNITIES (56)

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

Project 10

http://p10.qc.ca

Project 10 works to promote the personal, social, sexual and mental well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, intersexed and questioning youth and adults 14-25.

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Project 10, Advocacy, LGBT, Youth

Stockbox Grocers

http://stockboxgrocers.com

Stockbox’s mission is to bring food back into communities – like an old-fashioned corner store, but with a modern twist. Our small format stores are placed throughout urban areas, to offer fresh produce, meal solutions, and grocery staples. We place mainstream staples, alongside organic products, and source produce from local farms when possible. Grab-and-go options in meals and snacks make it easy to shop, with selection changing frequently so there’s always something new to explore. We offer loyalty programs, recipes, and specials. Pricing is affordable – competitive with local grocery stores and below convenience stores. 

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Food, Communities, Urban, Local, Organic, Stockbox Grocers, Corner Store

Volunteer Mzansi AFRIKA

http://www.volunteermzansiafrika.com/

Volunteer Mzansi AFRIKA is a BEE social entrepreneurship volunteer and travel company based in Cape Town, South Africa that provides holistic programmes that positively affect and has impact on the lives of volunteers, improves the sustainability of projects with the aim of benefiting communities. We are passionate about volunteers, projects and communities and therefore have created a unique way of involving volunteers in projects within communities.  

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Africa, Volunteering, Local Communities, Sustainability, Volunteer Mzansi AFRIKA

Neighborland

https://neighborland.com

On Neighborland you can share your ideas and insights for your city, support your neighbors’ ideas, and connect with people who share your interests. We are providing residents, neighborhood organizations, economic development groups, and municipalities with a powerfully simple platform to connect and make good things happen.

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Neighborland, City, Community, Local, Neighborhood, Residents, Municipalities

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

Global Health Corps

http://ghcorps.org

Global Health Corps mobilizes a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. We place recent college graduates and young professionals from diverse professional backgrounds in health non-profits and government offices in the US, East Africa and Southern Africa for a year of service in order to strengthen and learn from the organization. 

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Global Health Corps, Health, Medicine, Nonprofits, Healthcare

Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)

http://www.icic.org

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City is a nonprofit research and strategy organization and the leading authority on U.S. inner city economies and the businesses that thrive there. Founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, ICIC strengthens inner city economies by providing businesses, governments and investors with the most comprehensive and actionable information in the field about urban market opportunities.

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Inner City, Economy, Businesses, Research, Strategy

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

Piano! Push Play!

http://pianopushplay.org

Piano! Push Play! began with two objectives: to give young pianists a new exciting way to share their talent and hard work, and to give the public a chance to experience trained musicianship outside and away from the typical concert hall.  
This outreach project is about developing more ways for people to see, hear and enjoy this instrument in action. 

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Piano! Push Play!, Music, Pianos, Outdoors, Community

Popularise

https://www.popularise.com

Popularise is the online platform that shares the power to build new places in your neighborhood with local residents like you
By joining other people in your area on Popularise, you can create the kind of cool, authentic places you want in your neighborhood. Submit your own ideas, and vote for what to build on projects posted by real estate developers and local business operators.

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Popularise, Community, Builders, Construction, Cities, Build, Input, Feedback, Development

Roots Interns

https://www.rootsinterns.com

 Our mission is to create the perfect balance between meaningful work and valuable learning. That’s why we offer nonprofit internships in Africa for people around the world; internships that support important social and conservation initiatives happening at a grassroots level. And we offer a wide range of NGO internships in Africa so that we can offer the perfect experience for students of different areas

Water4

http://www.water4.org

Water4 transforms communities by putting a sustainable solution in the hands of local men and women. We train them to drill their own water wells and install their own hand pumps. As a result, these trained teams have not only a vocation and a means to provide for themselves and their families, but also the tools and skills to bring access to safe drinking water to their own communities.

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Water4, Water, Pumps, Vocational Training

FREDAfrica

http://fredafrica.org

Foundation for Relief and Development of Africa (FREDAfrica) is a community based charity working in rural areas of Uganda. FREDAfrica provides education to orphans and vulnerable children, with have mentorship programs for youths and activities aimed at empowering them economically and socially. The charity also provides educational services on public health plus village mobile clinics for free to many needy people in rural areas of Uganda.

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FREDAfrica, Uganda, Charity

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