Demonstration Projects

 

Economic and Social Justice Knows No Boundaries

Equitable Communities promotes economic and social justice through pilot programs that allow communities to successfully initiate, develop, expand, and sustain programs that are needed but previously unavailable. Each of our locally owned programs promotes citizen participation and empowerment. Equitable Communities collaborates with communities and other non-profits to adapt their best practices to the needs of our communities.

Demonstration Projects are always created with an eye toward long-term fiscal sustainability. Once we have demonstrated the measurable success of a demonstration project, we work with the community and our other partners to secure long term funding. The community then owns the program it co-collaborated on, has worked to expand and fully fund. This stewardship is in our mission and in our practice.

Equitable Communities’ Demonstration Projects

MoneyBoxes
Games to Grow Smart Money Managers
Partners: Marquis Studios, PS 15, and the Brooklyn Business and Career Public Library
Locations: Homes of the families at PS 15 and the PS 15 library
Purpose: To bring the excitement of the Marketplace Project into homes by engaging families with financial literacy themes children’s stories, board games, and fun!

Parent Night: Empower Your Dollar
Smarter Parents Make Smarter Kids
Partners: PS 15, Council for Economic Education, and the Brooklyn Business and Career Public Library
Locations: PS 15
Purpose: Financial Literacy parent workshop created to meet the needs of parents within the PS 15 community.

Student Afterschool Program: Empower Your Dollar
Smarter Kids Make Smarter Parents
Partners: PS 15, Council for Economic Education, and the Brooklyn Business and Career Public Library
Locations: PS 15
Purpose: Engaging and fun financial literacy activities and lessons in the form of an afterschool program that builds on the Marketplace Project and the Moneyboxes.

Financial Learning Collaboration Center (FLCC)
A Place to Learn and Play
Partners: PS 15, Council for Economic Education, and the Brooklyn Business and Career Public Library, and Marquis Studios
Locations: PS 15 Library
Purpose: The FLCC serves as a resource center to bridge the gap in economic inequality through knowledge. A place where information can be gathered, stored, and shared.

Building Business
Where Art and Financial Literacy Come out to Play AGAIN!
Partners: Marquis Studios, PS 15, and local Red Hook business
Locations: PS 15 4th grade classrooms
Purpose: This residency is a continuation of the learning done in the 3rd grade Marketplace Project with an emphasis on community business and building your own business.


Community Radio Networking between Nepal and the Philippines

Inter-country Community Radio Networking
Partners: Media Foundation Nepal, community radio pioneer Bharat Koirala, Philos Health, Jagna Government and Radio Jagna’s Media Council.
Locations: Jagna, the Philippines
Purpose: In order to continue using the power of Community Radio after the experiences in Jagna and Nepal, this network collaboration will serve as an opportunity to exchange information, share ideas in programming and promote community broadcasting in both Nepal and the Philippines.

Take Your Medicine Project
Jingles That Save Lives
Partners: Philos Health, Jagna Government and the Media Council, and the NIH
Locations: On-Air programming in Jagna
Purpose: This creative project is a way to promote the public health initiatives of Philos Health and get more people listening and excited about their local community radio station and its public service messages.

Social Media Meets Community Radio
Facebook + Texting + Radio = Creative Democracy
Partners: Philos Health, Jagna Government and the Media Council, Bharat Koirala, and the Media Foundation Nepal
Locations: Jagna, Philippines
Purpose: By utilizing texting, the main mode of communication in Jagna, with Facebook and the community radio station, more people can be reached and their questions and concerns can be addressed on-air.