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Community Champions

Community Champions is our neighborhood-based community organizing initiative. We bring together residents who collaborate to make sure that key investments and decisions being made in their community truly center the people who live there. This way, residents themselves build their civic power and ultimately shape their neighborhoods.

Our Community Champions meet regularly to implement projects, with our support, that strengthen their neighborhoods. They work to improve infrastructure, enhance the well-being of their neighbors, engage with local governments, and reduce existing inequalities. To name just some of their efforts, our Champions are steering the early stages of our real-estate cooperative in North Miami, and rallying Overtown residents to get involved in the re-development of the communal space beneath I-395.

Our actions include hosting community visioning workshops to assess neighborhood priorities, distributing hundreds of disaster preparedness kits, and creating teams of residents, called Community Champions, who meet regularly to implement projects with our support.

In collaboration with the Community Champions and other local advocates, we take a lead role in the advocacy efforts shaping these individual neighborhoods. We participate in meetings to promote better coordination with government officials and agencies around our community priorities.