Philadelphia Uses ‘Crowdfunding’ to Complete Civic Projects

CitizinvestorCity Hall is leveraging an innovative idea to fund community projects and gain citizen involvement.

The Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department’s Youth Urban Agriculture Program has a new initiative kicking off this summer — an intergenerational garden at the Rivera Recreation Center, located in the 3200 block of North 5th Street.

“I intend to plant daisies. It’s good to see flowers instead of weeds. It makes the community bright,” said Rita Rivera of the nearby Mann Older Adult Center.

The city is using ‘crowdfunding’ via Citizenvestor to make the vision for the Rivera Recreation Center a reality. Kickstarter is another crowdfunding portal that encourages online fundraising for creative projects.

Read more at NBC Philadelphia

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