Detroit Food Academy: Where tomorrow’s entrepreneurs are making today’s tastiest snacks

by ioby
March 20, 2017

This spring, ioby and Eastern Market are partnering to present the Eastern Market Growing Communities Matching Grant Challenge. We’re offering 17 awesome local food entrepreneurs the chance to double the donations made to their projects on ioby’s website between now and April 3—dollar for dollar, up to $250 per donation, and up to $3,000 total. […]

Building healthier communities webinar now available!

by ioby
March 15, 2017

Earlier this month, ioby presented our second session in our new series of “Lunch and Learn” webinars. This conversation was all about how to bring  healthy living to your block. We heard stories from successful ioby projects that focused on community health, and got to see models and approaches for making our neighborhood healthier. We […]

What could federal funding cuts mean for our neighborhoods?

by ioby
March 14, 2017

At ioby, our work centers on connecting people who have good ideas for their neighborhoods with resources to make positive change. Much of our work focuses deliberately in neighborhoods with a history of disinvestment, where resources have been scarce for decades. Sadly, disinvestment in our communities is far from a thing of the past. Under […]

Building civic power, one block at a time

by ioby
February 22, 2017

What defines a civic action? What does meaningful civic engagement look like? How can communities build civic power? People often think of a civic action as something like voting in an election, taking to the streets for a protest, or writing a letter to an elected official. And we certainly don’t disagree! But at ioby, […]

Leaders Wanted

by ioby
February 13, 2017

Have you ever wondered why we use the term “ioby Leader” to describe the people running the projects you see on our website? If you have, you’re not alone—we get this question all the time! Here’s our thinking: Why not… creators? Leading an ioby project is a team effort. Individual initiative is key to making […]