A model for local empowerment.
We deploy an ever-evolving set of tools that put power directly into the hands of community members who use our platform to support their own self-determination.
By working with local organizations who use a grassroots set of values, our platform is guided by a vision that amplifies community voice and democratizes decision making.
Our tools will be crafted for everyday people with a range of technical capacities, resulting in software that is accessible and truly inclusive.
Our tools support
every stage of community development.
From the initial phases of outreach and community organization to the evaluations and ongoing building years later, our platform is designed with community in mind.
Instead of relying on a tangled mass of disconnected platforms, ours integrates the complex web of needs in the field of community development.
We use a model that breaks the process down into three major steps, followed by a fourth with encapsulates the initial three.
- Voting systems and real time feedback.
- Geographically-defined surveys.
- Data visualizations to share with community groups that supports meaningful dialogue.
- Data input tools that allow canvassers to collect feedback from community members.
- A digital space to share ideas for community improvement.
- Project pages that track updates and provide a discussion space to evaluate project ideas.
- Community specific dashboard that aggregates data, projects and discussion.
- Promoting and documenting community meetings and growing contact lists.
- Providing social-networking tools to encourage community group growth.
- Project planning, timeline visualization, documentation, and management.
- Volunteer system for organizers to mobilize community engagement.
- Funding portal and connection to other potential funding sources.
- Due diligence tools for organizations working with local businesses.
- Metrics and performance rankings for businesses and projects that are launched.
- Evaluation and survey tools to check effectiveness and response.
- Tools to coalesce community assemblies.
This is an act of reparative justice. Jordan Scruggs
Who we are
Miles is an entrepreneur and business strategist based in Kingston, NY, working to test and implement equitable community development strategies for local economies. He holds an MBA in Sustainability with a background in project management consulting, entrepreneurship, and local economic development research.
Tola is a web developer, designer and artist based in Kingston, NY. He holds an MA in journalism from the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and a BS from Hunter College. His background includes a diverse set of creative careers including film production, graphic design, and fine art.