Bloomberg Business Week Article

Nice profile piece detailing the past two years of Budget Games for the City of San Jose.  Designed by Luke Hohmann, CEO of Innovation Games®, Budget Games has helped the country’s tenth largest city engage citizens to make tough tradeoffs.

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Every Voice Engaged Foundation Delivers Keynote at Meaningful Play 2012

Every Voice Engaged® Foundation (Scotts Valley, CA) will participate in a keynote presentation at the annual Meaningful Play Conference. Held at Michigan State University (E. Lansing, MI) from October 18-20, the conference is an international gathering of academic, industry and government/non-profit leaders involved in designing and delivering large scale games to address real-world issues.

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Every Voice Engaged Foundation Showcased at the National Coalition on Dialogue & Deliberation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Rhonda Shrader
Email: rhonda@everyvoiceengaged.org

Every Voice Engaged Foundation Showcased at the National Coalition on Dialogue & Deliberation

Every Voice Engaged® Foundation (Scotts Valley, CA) will be showcased at the National Coalition on Dialogue & Deliberation’s (Seattle, WA) bi-annual conference.  Held in Seattle from October 12-14, the conference is a national gathering of civic innovators including scholars, activists, public officials, nonprofit leaders and others who engage and mobilize people across partisan, ethnic and other divides.

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Every Voice Engaged and Kettering Foundation Partner with Citizens for “Nation in Debt: How Can We Pay the Bills?”

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Contact:  Rhonda Shrader
Email: rhonda@everyvoiceengaged.org

Foundations engage citizens online and in person through a Budget Games event at the Deliberative Democracy Exchange

Every Voice Engaged Foundation (Scotts Valley, CA) and the Kettering Foundation (Dayton, OH) engaged over 40  participants in a novel form of participatory democracy at the Deliberative Democracy Exchange from July 23-24 in Dayton, OH.

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Every Voice Engaged Foundation Partners with Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley

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Contact: Rhonda Shrader
Email: rhonda@everyvoiceengaged.org

Every Voice Engaged Foundation Partners with Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley

Every Voice Engaged® Foundation (Scotts Valley, CA) and the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA) are joining forces to engage the Latino community in achieving an ambitious agenda of initiatives.

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Press Release – Great Neighborhoods Program

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Contact: Rhonda Shrader
Email: rhonda@everyvoiceengaged.org

Every Voice Engaged Foundation Partners With City of San José for Phase I of Great Neighborhoods Program

Every Voice Engaged Foundation (Scotts Valley, CA) is once again partnering with the City of San José for a new program—Great Neighborhoods.  Originally piloted with one of San José’s 70 neighborhoods, the Coyote Creek Neighborhood Association, Great Neighborhoods will roll out to a larger audience later this year.

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Success Story #2: Coyote Creek Neighborhood Association

Sometimes it takes a village, other times it takes a group of engineers…and those who love them.

San José’s Coyote Creek Neighborhood Association (CCNA) was born in the 1970s by a cadre of engineers concerned about the impact of noise from a highway being built on the edge of the neighborhood. Darryl Ospring, whose husband and father are both engineers, organized a group to perform sound tests, create plans and ultimately convince the necessary agencies to build a sound wall.

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Success Story #1: City of San José Budget Games

Great things happen when people engage–even from middle seats on a cramped plane.

Innovation Games® founder Luke Hohmann and City of San José’s Chief Strategist Kim Walesh were squashed together in coach on a cross-country flight.  After their laptop batteries died, they exchanged the usual “what do you do” pleasantries and joked about the perils of being tall.  As the conversation unfolded though, they discovered a common passion for bringing innovation into all aspects of their work.

 

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