Based on Candy Chang’s “I Wish This Was” project, Neighborland is an online community where people can share voices, gather support, and make things happen. The company was incubated in New Orleans, began slowly expanding and has announced it is now available everywhere in the United States.
“When neighbors can collectively discuss issues, propose ideas, and unite to have their voices heard, there is virtually nothing they can’t achieve to improve their communities,” said Biz Stone, co-founder the Obvious Corporation, one of the investors in Neighborland.
Dan Parham, Tee Parham, and Chang developed Neighborland with the support of Tulane’s Social Entrepreneurship Program and the Rockefeller Foundation in New Orleans last year. With help and additional support from investors The Obvious Corporation, True Ventures, Lerer Ventures, SV Angel, Crunchfund, and Voodoo Ventures, Neighborland has continued to grow.
As it expands, Neighborland adds more accomplishments to its list. From opening transit data in New Orleans to funding a guerilla gardening initiative in Memphis, there is no better voice for a community than the neighbors who live there.
“Who knows a place better than the people who live and work there?” asked Chang. “We know what businesses and services we need, and we know what would make our neighborhoods more ours.”
To get involved and make a difference in your neighborhood, sign up today.