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Igniting Community-Driven Progress

Founded in 1996 by Daniella Levine Cava, Catalyst Miami advances economic and racial justice by investing in communities of color as they build the power they need to change unjust economic and political systems from the ground up. 

At Catalyst Miami, we believe the workings of our government and society’s systems should be shaped by all the people they are supposed to benefit. To that end, our work centers on creating both individual and collective paths to prosperity; increasing civic engagement; and enhancing the resilience of our environment and communities through people-led strategies. 

Catalyst Miami's mission is to identify and collectively solve issues adversely affecting low-wealth communities throughout Miami-Dade County. Our vision is a just and equitable society in which all communities thrive. 

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