This is an in-person assignment to document a People’s Budget Chicago event for youth, hosted by Chicago United for Equity (CUE) and BUILD.
This is our second year partnering with CUE on the People’s Budget! Documenters content will be used to inform upcoming information and resources from Chicago United for Equity on the 2021 budget process.
If you have not received the COVID-19 vaccine, we suggest you apply to a remote assignment instead of this one.
If assigned, we will loop you in with the planning team via email.
Background Every year the City of Chicago undergoes the process of defining a budget for the city—this budget impacts every department of city government and many of the issues that affect Chicagoans every day.
In advance of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s budget recommendations to City Council, and the final budget approval by the end of this year, our friends at Chicago United for Equity (CUE) are coordinating The People’s Budget, an inclusive, community-led process to define investment priorities, creating an accountability framework and, ultimately, designing a budget that centers the voices of our most impacted communities.
CUE is hosting interactive discussions on the city budget in partnership with community groups located in areas with the greatest historical disinvestment, including Austin, Bronzeville, Brighton Park, Little Village and North Lawndale.