Catalyst Miami’s neighborhood-based resilience initiative focuses on the communities of North Miami and Overtown. The goal of this initiative is to facilitate grassroots-led, neighborhood-level community organizing, so that residents can unite around transformative change.
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.