Below are some answers to some frequently asked questions.
What is the CTX?
The CTX is an acronym for the Chicago Time Exchange. Read more in the about page.
Where is the Chicago Time Exchange headed? What are the possibilities?
The short answer is that the possibilities are endless if people are willing to put in a little bit of work based on their skills and what they like to do.
There are hundreds of TimeBanks around the world that have met people’s needs using TimeBank Hours to pay a portion of rent, to pay for medical expenses, food, massage, therapy, sailing lessons, plays and performances, and coffee at a coffee shop.
The Directors of the Chicago Time Exchange are working to embed the co-production model in organizations in order to continuously generate exchanges within the TimeBank.
We are starting this process with arts and education organizations (like Links Hall), but look forward to working with social service organizations, youth organizations, medical groups and providers, and urban agriculture organizations.
The possibilities depend on what we are willing to work to make happen. To get involved, contact Seva Gandhi at sevagandhi (at) gmail (dot) com.
Who runs the Chicago Time Exchange? How can I reach them?
The Chicago Time Exchange is a member operated organization. There are currently three organizers of the Chicago Time Exchange. Their names are Seva Gandhi, Chris Petit, and Samantha Sainsbury. They can be reached at sevagandhi (at) gmail (dot) com.
The CTX is looking for more people to get involved and work on committees to help improve the CTX.