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Our County, Our Climate Action
This project summarizes an 18-month campaign started by the Miami Climate Alliance. Throughout a series of six workshops...
Blueprint for Greater Miami’s Urban Forests
In 2019, Dade Heritage Trust invited several concerned organizations and individuals, including Catalyst Miami, to a meeting to discuss...
Media Interview Training
The media is a powerful tool for 1) raising awareness about issues that are important to us, 2) demanding accountability from...
Climate, Health and Heat Equity: A Learning Tour of Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County in Florida is a leader in addressing urban heat island effect and extreme heat, which causes...
Community groups say the Florida Public Service Commission should reject FPL’s plan for the sake of its customers and our climate.
Miami-Dade is experiencing three times as many days over 90 degrees as it was 50 years ago, but...
Advancing a hyperlocal approach to community engagement in climate adaptation: Results from a South Florida pilot study in two communities
With increasing urgency of local and regional climate adaptation, there is a growing need for governments to identify...
Risky Renting: Renters Should Have the Right to Know their Flood Risk
Only seven states have laws requiring landlords to disclose an apartment’s flood risk to tenants. Given increasing occurrences...
A Vision for Equitable Data
The Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government (“Equity EO”)...
Model Community Benefits Agreement
Along with a coalition of South Florida organizations, Catalyst Miami helped author a model community benefits agreement (CBAs)...
Shared Accountability Framework and Guide for 100% Clean and Renewable Energy
Implementing a community-wide clean energy transition is an ambitious, long-term undertaking that requires leadership and collaboration. Neither municipal...
HEAL Miami: A shortage of housing, a wealth of solutions
Here you'll learn about grassroots solutions to tackling the issue of affordable housing in Miami-Dade County, derived from one...
An Initial Scan for Advancing Equity in The Clean Technologies Field: Communities, Buildings & Policy
There is a need to better understand the community health impacts of the emissions from commercial and non-residential...
2021 Annual Report
With more opportunities to grow and rise to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, we saw continued adaption...
ACEEE's Leading With Equity Initiative: Key Findings and Next Steps
This white paper highlights the key findings from the first year of ACEEE’s Leading with Equity Initiative, launched...
Towards an Understanding of Low-Income Individuals’ Financial Resiliency: Exploration of Risk Preferences, Personality Traits, and Savings Behavior
A study on savings funded by JPMorgan Chase that was conducted throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. This exploratory study aims...
FPL 2021 Rate Case: Campaign Report
In March of 2021, Florida Power & Light filed a proposal to the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC)...
ULI: Environmental Justice Considerations are Integral to Equity and ESG in Real Estate
This publication originally appeared at the Urban Land Institute.By ULI StaffSeptember 2, 2021 Environmental justice is increasingly recognized as...
JPMorgan Chase provides $1 million grant to help North Miami residents own and operate commercial real estate through Catalyst Miami’s community property cooperative
Project will build wealth for families via small-dollar investments and give community residents more control over development MIAMI...
Resilience Hubs: Lessons Learned
Resilience Hubs Model: Original Vision Catalyst Miami (CM) is an economic justice non-profit organization based in Miami-Dade County....
Miami: Center Equity in Addressing Heat Risk
Extreme heat is dangerous to everyone, but children, the elderly, outdoor workers, communities of color, and pregnant people...
Survey Report: North Miami Small & Microbusinesses
In late 2020 / early 2021, Catalyst Miami surveyed small and microbusinesses across North Miami to find out...
Catalyst Miami: Local Impact, National Implications (White Paper)
Commissioned by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and researched/written by Anne Folan, this white paper dives...
2020 Annual Report
2020 caused us all to rethink, adapt, and show up with all hands on deck. It also presented...
Poverty Solutions Summit to feature Mayor Levine Cava and 50+ local, national leaders in a community-driven dialogue
MIAMI - On February 4-6, 2021, Catalyst Miami will host its fifth Poverty Solutions Summit, the nonprofit organization’s...
County Commission Approves $500k Investment in Universal Children’s Savings Accounts
MIAMI - On October 8, 2020, Miami-Dade’s Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution granting $500,000 for the...
Equitable Adaptation Legal & Policy Toolkit
With the creation of the Georgetown Climate Center's Equitable Adaptation Legal & Policy Toolkit, we sought to help...
How to Submit Op-Eds & Letters to the Editor
You've written an op-ed or letter to the editor, had friends give you feedback, and now you're ready...
Public Comment Mad Lib
This short, handy graphic is a guide to speaking publicly in government spaces. While it is intended to...
In this toolkit, we share our strategy, successes, and lessons learned from the CLEAR Miami program. We hope...
Florida Thrives: Community of Practice Report
The rate of increase in adverse effects of severe income inequality and other socio-economic ills in Florida far...
The FinTech Project
Catalyst Miami experimented with using financial apps to see if they help our clients save more money and...
Realizing Resilience: Social Equity + Economic Opportunity
A report by Urban Land Institute (ULI) Tampa Bay for the City of St. Petersburg with a particular...
Housing Justice is Climate Justice
A vision for equitable housing policy in south Florida communities and advocates fighting for dignified and sustainable housing...
Racial Gaps in Financial Outcomes
In this report, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Institute studies racial gaps in liquid assets, take-home income, and families'...
Executive Summary for My Mind & My Money Study
This study investigated the relationship between personality metrics and savings behaviors amongst low-wealth individuals in Miami. A number...
A Plan for Universal Children's Savings Accounts
In November 2019, Future Bound Miami was launched as Florida's first universal children's savings account program. This report...
Tipping Point: The Past, Present, and Future of Catalyst Miami
This in-depth case study examines Catalyst Miami's work over two decades, evolving to meet the needs of Miami-Dade...
Catalyst Miami and the Miami-Dade Oral Health Network to Host 5th Oral Health Equity Summit
WHAT: On November 19, elected officials, leading experts in the oral health field, and community members will discuss the...
Public Land for Public Good
Catalyst Miami is part of a 30+ organization coalition urging local elected officials to utilize vacant public land...
Connect Capital Miami Report
Connect Capital is an action plan released in May 2019 by the City of Miami and Miami Homes...
A Scan of Municipal Financial Capability Efforts
As the connection between financial capability and social mobility is increasingly clear, public and private actors are moving...
Resilient 305 Strategy
This strategy is greater Miami's strategy to address resilience challenges prioritized through inter-governmental and community collaboration as part...
The Color of Wealth
This study sheds light on the widening gap in wealth in the Miami area between white households and households of color. Among non-white...
Catalyst Miami, FPI to Convene Fourth Annual Poverty Solutions Summit
Event will bring together South Florida residents, advocates and experts on health care access, climate resilience, job creation...
Hurricane Recovery Best Practices White Paper
A white paper on hurricane preparedness and responses/best practices after Hurricane Irma. Read the document here.
Children's Health White Paper
A white paper to demonstrate that increases in family income result in improved children's health outcomes. Read the...
Catalyst Miami Recruited Pioneering Climate Resilience Training in South Florida
Catalyst Miami Recruited Pioneering Climate Resilience Training in South Florida Miami, Florida – On Wednesday, February 7, 2018...
Recommendations from South Florida Climate Change Equity Solutions Summit
These are the recommendations to help shape the update of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan, or...
An Equitable Water Future: A National Briefing Paper
A report by the US National Water Alliance which presents a water equity framework, drawing on the wisdom...
Prosperity Miami Initiative
The Prosperity Miami (PM) pilot initiative - a collaboration of Catalyst Miami, New Florida Majority, and South Florida...
Social Justice Table: Year 2 Report
The Miami Social Justice Table was a 4-year exercise in building networks of organizations across Miami working on...
The Transformation Team: An Enabling Structure for Organizational Learning in Action
This paper brings in two key concepts from Organizational Theory to inform Community Psychology theory and practice: reflective...
Miami Thrives: Weaving a Poverty Reduction Coalition
In an environment where community based organizations are asked to do increasingly more to alleviate the effects of...
Miami's Third Sector Alliance for Community Well-being
The aim of this paper was to outline a vision for a Third Sector Alliance to build organizational,...
Promoting Strengths, Prevention, Empowerment, and Community Change Through Organizational Development
SPEC Learning and Changing by Doing is a three-year, action research, and organizational change project designed to ultimately...