Learn from a Leader: How a few kitchen updates are helping this nonprofit better feed their community

by ioby
October 25, 2016

Want to start your own project but need some inspiration? Our “Learn from a Leader” blog series is profiling past ioby Leaders who succeeded in bringing more fresh food, active transport, green spaces, and other healthy improvements to their neighborhoods. Read on, and imagine what you could do on your block!   about the project […]

AWESOME PROJECT: The Untokening – a groundbreaking national convening for just and accessible streets and communities

by ioby
October 19, 2016

If your work or interests fall anywhere near the intersection of social justice and transportation policy, you’ll want to keep a close eye on (and possibly snag a ticket to) an unprecedented “anti-conference” coming up November 13th, in Atlanta: The Untokening. The gathering will follow neatly on the heels of the Facing Race conference, also […]

Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School co-founder Susan Tenner on what crowdfunding has meant for her nonprofit

by ioby
October 13, 2016

About four years ago, civil rights education attorney Miriam Nunberg approached Susan Tenner through mutual friends, and asked her to join a group of parents in the Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, and surrounding neighborhoods of Brooklyn, NY for a conversation about the district’s middle school application process. They were concerned. The district, everyone knew, had […]

A small project prompts an important conversation in Brownsville

by ioby
October 11, 2016

“Because there’s been such disinvestment in Brownsville, whenever there’s any new investment, people are distrustful of what the intentions are. It’s appropriate to ask ‘why now?’ and ‘for who?’” – Erica Mateo, Brownsville Community Justice Center   What makes a successful neighborhood project? The best ones are often the ones that provoke the most meaningful […]

2% for Racial Justice Work

by ioby
October 5, 2016

By Erin Barnes Structural racism is a part of every day work at ioby. We work in communities with long histories of disinvestment, the majority of which are African-American neighborhoods where residents’ household incomes lie below the city’s median. Many of the neighborhoods we work in — Northend in Detroit, Buckeye in Cleveland,  Soulsville in […]