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Catalyst to the Capital

Every year, we organize a three-day trip to Tallahassee, during which a delegation of community members, partners, and staff members meet with elected officials to discuss the issues of greatest concern to the communities we work with. Participants of Catalyst to the Capital (C2C) receive training, meet with legislators, and advocate for their communities.

Catalyst to the Capital will take place during three days (Tuesday-Thursday) in February 2022. The exact dates will be announced soon. The three-day trip includes travel to and from Tallahassee, hotel, meals, as well as trainings and activities. 

Due to the fact that the group will likely be flying together to Tallahassee, we are requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination by December 2021. 

If you are an elected official and would like to participate, please contact Anaruth Solache at [email protected].

Click here to view our collective 2021 state policy priorities.

Read about our 2020 trip here and 2018 trip here!

Become a Paid Ambassador

Ambassadors are individuals who have participated in our previous Catalyst to the Capital trips. Our Ambassadors are paid delegates, receiving a stipend of $20 per hour, up to $750.

Ambassadors will build their leadership skills by learning to track legislation, participating in statewide coalitions, building deeper relationships with local elected officials, and training others. The time commitment for Ambassadors is attendance on the Catalyst to the Capital trip, participation in an Ambassador training in Summer 2021, and approximately 15 hours of work per month between August 2021 and March 2022.

For the ambassador role, we will be prioritizing those with the ability to meet the time commitments and who have previous experience on C2C or Dade Days trips. There will be a refundable $120 deposit to hold your place on the trip due September 30th. Financial assistance is available.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE AT 8 A.M. ON JULY 30.

NOTE: After you sign up here, please fill out the Google form on the next page to complete your application. Please click here to go directly to the full application.

Become a Fellow

Being a C2C Fellow provides an opportunity to advocate on behalf of yourself, your family, and your community. This experience also provides space to interact with government officials in Miami and Tallahassee, joining a network of activists and committed community leaders with a shared interest in improving the well-being of Miami-Dade residents.

There will be a refundable $120 deposit* due on September 30th to hold your place on the trip. Financial assistance is available.

*Deposits will be refunded after trip completion. Deposits will be not be refunded if registrants do not attend the C2C trip.

NOTE: After you sign up here, please fill out the Google form on the next page to complete your application. Please click here to go directly to the full application.

 

 

Join as a Partner

Your organization can join Catalyst Miami and community members on our annual advocacy trip to Tallahassee. During the trip, you will be welcome to join our meetings with legislators or follow your own agenda.

This three-day trip includes: travel to and from Tallahassee, hotel, and meals. Partners will also have access to in-person meetings and social events with elected officials, group activities, and an opportunity to sharpen your advocacy skills. Training and support will be provided before and during the trip. Partners' logos will also be added to our materials (optional).

Partners are asked to pay $500 per seat to attend Dade Days in Tallahassee with Catalyst Miami. Seats will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Questions? Contact Zelalem Adefris at [email protected]

NOTE: After you sign up here, please fill out the Google form on the next page to complete your application. Please click here to go directly to the full application.