CityGroups is a public directory of community groups for your city. We are actively working on this installation profile as a "Data-Wiki" and aim to foster a series of community sprints to develop this project further in 2011-2012.
What & Why
In cities across the country, there is amazing work being done by community organizers to mobilize their neighbors and take on community problems.
CityGroups is a searchable public directory which allows community organizers and residents to find community groups so that they can work together.
Like a wiki, city staffers and community members can contribute and retrieve the data in the system. The goal is to promote and assist smaller, less-visible groups who do important work but require modern tools to publicize it.
CityGroups will help them work together and work better.
The main goal of the site is to allow city residents to find community groups working for the public good, organized by topic and location. The groups have a service area that can be drawn on a map. Like a wiki, authenticated users can edit any entry. The community can flag groups as inactive, recommended, duplicates.
The site is definitely not perfect yet - and we are reaching out to Drupallers in different cities to help tackle this project.