Catalyst Miami’s neighborhood-based resilience initiative focuses on the following communities: Homestead/South Dade, Overtown, and North Miami. The goal of this initiative is to facilitate grassroots-led, neighborhood-level community organizing, so that residents can unite around transformative change that allows their community to better prepare for and recover from all of life’s storms.
Our actions include hosting community visioning workshops to assess neighborhood priorities and inform programming; distributing 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 policy and advocacy efforts shaping these individual neighborhoods. We participate in meetings to promote better coordination with government officials and agencies around our community priorities.