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Catalyst Candidate Institute

You have the vision, passion, and ideas. We’re here to help you bring your campaign to life—and bring the community along with you. 

The Catalyst Candidate Institute is a nonpartisan training for community members who want to run for office, and staff who will be helping them run their campaign. Participants will develop a comprehensive understanding of everything that goes into grassroots campaigning, from messaging and media strategies to community engagement and ethical fundraising. 

If you're ready to build more people power in your community and lead Miami toward a brighter era, we welcome you to sign up for the Catalyst Candidate Institute. 

Want to learn more before applying? Check out our 2-part intro series below!

Yes, you're qualified. Here's what we'll cover.

Fundamentals of running for office, from getting structured to conducting field operations
How to fundraise in an effective and ethical way
Developing your message, brand, and campaign communications and media strategy
Engaging community members in order to inform your platform and policy, and getting them involved in your campaign

Join the Institute

Wednesdays, March 27 - April 24 @ 6-8:30pm

Co-Space Miami Gardens
17560 NW 27th Ave, Suite 105, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

There is no fee to participate.

NOTE: After entering your basic information here, you will be directed to the full application. Please complete the application in order to be considered.

Rachel Prestipino, [email protected]