Pages tagged "Economic Justice"
As the connection between financial capability and social mobility is increasingly clear, public and private actors are moving to innovate and invest in an ecosystem that supports financial health for economically vulnerable households. Local governments are uniquely positioned to play a key role on the front line of these financial capability efforts.
This study, funded by JPMorgan & Co., explores the broad range of strategies that make up the financial capability landscape in U.S. cities, touching on programs and policy efforts deployed by and within municipalities. Our high-level scan of existing initiatives and the ways they fit together reveals the role that cities and their core institutions can play in promoting residents’ personal economic growth. This study mentions Catalyst Miami's work several times and was written by Urbane Development.
This strategy is greater Miami's strategy to address resilience challenges prioritized through inter-governmental and community collaboration as part of The Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities. Catalyst Miami served on the steering committee and remains deeply involved in implementing this work.
Resilience, for us, means providing the opportunity for every person and every community to bounce back after large-scale flooding events, hurricanes, or economic hardships, and to not only survive, but thrive in the face of sea level rise, expensive housing, challenging traffic, and uncertain labor markets.
This study sheds light on the widening gap in wealth in the Miami area between white households and households of color. Among non-white groups, Miami-area households identifying as black that continue to suffer most. Gretchen Beesing, Catalyst Miami CEO, is an co-author of this study. This study is part of a larger Color of Wealth series (which highlights other major US cities) by the main author, Dr. Darrick Hamilton.
A white paper on hurricane preparedness and responses/best practices after Hurricane Irma.
These are the recommendations to help shape the update of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan, or RCAP 2.0, with special concerns for under-resourced communities in Miami-‐Dade, Broward, Monroe, and Palm Beach Counties. The four counties and their municipalities will use the RCAP 2.0 for the next four years as their guide to reduce the region’s climate change pollution and build resilient communities. The recommendations that emerged from the summit offer strategies for county and city leaders, advocacy groups and residents in underserved areas to strengthen capacity, leadership and resilience in overburdened communities at the front lines of climate change effects.
A report by the US National Water Alliance which presents a water equity framework, drawing on the wisdom and innovation of hundreds of leaders from across the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. This report spotlights promising strategies for ensuring that all people have access to safe, clean, affordable water, benefit from water infrastructure investment, and are resilient in the face of a changing climate.
The Prosperity Miami (PM) pilot initiative - a collaboration of Catalyst Miami, New Florida Majority, and South Florida Voices for Working Families - was an effort to build on the philosophy and practices of the groups mentioned above. Working collaboratively across organizations to blend services and community organizing rather than through a singular organization, the partners sought to meet the bottom-line needs of individuals, while also moving them into political organizing for broader social change. This paper highlights the lessons learned from this attempt at social innovation and provides implications for future similar collaborative efforts.
In an environment where community based organizations are asked to do increasingly more to alleviate the effects of complex social problems, networks and coalitions are becoming the answer for increasing scale, efficiency, coordination, and most importantly, social impact. This paper highlights the formation of a developing coalition around poverty reduction in Miami-Dade County and the role of one organization acting as lead to the initiative. The findings offer a picture of the inter-organizational relationships in the community using social network analysis and identify the organizational capacity factors that contribute to and inhibit the formation of a cohesive and effective coalition in this context. This study was written by the University of Miami and published in the American Journal for Community Psychology.