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when lives are transformed,
communities grow stronger.

ROBERT CLEMENT

I came to Catalyst Miami for help completing my 2013 taxes. During my initial visit, I mentioned that I had moved to Miami because I loved music and hoped to pursue my dream of being musician. After arriving in South Florida, I decided to return to school, and enrolled in Miami Dade College to earn an associate’s degree with a concentration in music. Unfortunately, my living situation was..

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VANESSA NAVARRO

Through my Public Allies Miami apprenticeship, I was able to look at my hometown through a new lens. Working as a community organizer in Miami allowed me to understand the issues relevant to each community within this metropolis and to consider different solutions for the problems we face. As I worked in these communities, I became frustrated with the fact that many people in Miami are dealing..

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YANICK LANDESS

PLTI was an exciting learning experience. I learned to interact with other members of the community--other stakeholders, parents, businesses, agencies, and with city, county, and government officials. From my training, I learned that elected officials are regular people just like me, and that I am capable of connecting with them. I know now that they are here to serve my needs, my children’s..

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Last year, the Prosperity team helped 5,443 clients, helping families access imperative financial and health services. We helped families establish comprehensive household wellness by offering non-predatory financial products, financial coaching, benefits enrollment, and healthcare access.

3,813
received
assistance with
Affordable
Care Act
navigation,
Medicaid and/or
Kidcare.

1,770
received
financial education
& 95 ACQUIRED
financial PRODUCTS

2,995
received STATE OR
FEDERAL PUBLIC
BENEFITS SCREENINGS

1,270
received FREE TAX PREPARATION
SERVICES

Last year, we enrolled 268 participants in our
two-generation leadership development programs,
including 184 families, 38 young adults, and 46 children.

88%
of parent
participants
increased their
parenting skills.

94%
of our youth
participants
increased their
leadership skills.

88%
of adult
participants
increased their community
involvement,
volunteerism
and public policy knowledge.

87%
of our youth
participants
increased their community
involvement and
volunteerism.

Last year, we CONVENED OVER 700 RESIDENTS
THROUGH our IMAGINE MIAMI SERIES, THE ANTI-POVERTY SUMMIT,
THE SOCIAL JUSTICE TABLE GATHERINGS & OTHER EVENTS.

In an effort
that included
several of our
Social Justice
Table members, we
helped pass the
Responsible Wage Ordinance in the
City of Miami.

we Developed
reports with
partner
organizations that unveiled
new data and
research on
health,
financial security,
and poverty
.

we Mobilized 40 residents to
advocate for
anti-poverty
policies
in
Tallahassee and
in Miami-Dade County.

We weaved
networks, built
relationships,
and created
opportunities
for shared
analysis and
collective
action for
social justice.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

We are thankful to the many organizations that have recognized us
for our work and impact throughout the years. See the full list of our Awards and Proclamations.

Mission Asset Fund’s Lending Circles
Iron Man Award
For leveraging technology for good; this organization regularly partners with FinTech
startups to offer their community members new apps help them reach their financial goals.
October 27, 2016

United Way Center for Financial Stability
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Collaborative 2016 Tax Savings Award

For being the VITA coalition site with the most split income tax refunds.
May 20, 2016

Community Empowerment Group
2015 Community Recognition Award
In recognition of Catalyst Miami’s continued commitment and dedication to the community.
November 2015

American Society for Public Administration
10th Annual Gloria Hobson Nordin Social Equity Award
For making distinguished contributions towards achieving fairness, justice and equity in
government and communities.
March 2012

National Alliance to Nurture the Aged and Youth
Most Distinguished Pioneer Award
For being cutting edge, meeting the needs of families and communities through
public education, advocacy and dialogue on critical social and economic issues, for pioneering
a shared management infrastructure and efficiency among nonprofit organizations, and for
exemplifying the true meaning of community service.
November 4, 2011

Miami-Dade County Certificate of Appreciation
In recognition of your nomination as a champion for children and for your service
and dedication to the children and families of Miami-Dade.
July 11, 2010

Little Haiti Community Action Group
In appreciation of your services, we thank you for your support and generosity for the
Haitian community. Thank you for providing us with untold access to
educational upliftment and leadership development.
November 23, 2007

Community Coalition for a Living Wage
10th Annual Achievement Award
For unwavering support in promoting living wages in our community.
September 2007

City of Miami
Certificate of Appreciation
For all that is being accomplished through the Prosperity Campaign; for bringing dollars
to our local economy and increasing the financial wellbeing of our working families.
May 14, 2003