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Have a good idea for local change? Share it at Likeminded.org

April 12, 2011, 8:38 a.m., Posted by Marika Lynch

INSPIRE OAKLAND Billboard Contest Finalists! - Whole Foods Market Oakland - 4/6/10

Today, the Craigslist Foundation launches a new site called LikeMinded, where people can share stories about what's working to help improve communities.

Often those stories go untold, or are only shared locally. The site is meant to be a resource, so that those successes end up where they need to go - whether that's to community activists, potential collaborators, or the media, the foundation says:

Ever wanted to change something in your community but didn’t know where to start? Ever done something awesome in your community and wanted to see other towns do similar things? Have you hit a dead end fixing local problems and need new ideas?

If you answer yes to any of those questions, you'll want to check out LikeMinded.org. The site is funded through Knight Foundation's Technology for Engagement Initiative, which funds projects that use technology to help people take action in their communities. The initiative also funds Jumo.com, Code for America, and others.

So far, LikeMinded is populated with a bunch of inspiring neighborhood stories, including that of a group of young girls in Atlanta who tired of cat calls in the streets and decided to rap about it; and  that of the city of Oakland, which is trying to remake its image by asking local artists to design inspiring billboards.

Check out the tutorial below to get started.