The next Imagine Miami conference, "Imagine A Thriving Miami," will take place February 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location TBD. We will be joined by law professor and civil rights activist Peter Edelman, author of So Rich So Poor. We will discuss ways we can end poverty and Tallahassee advocacy, and take a look at Florida's 2013 Assets and Opportunities Scorecard.
Nonprofit workshop series launches at UM
The Leonard Turkel Nonprofit Network will kick off its monthly series of workshops aimed at helping South Florida nonprofits pursue their missions at the University of Miami on January 24, 2013.
The kickoff event will be keynoted by George Knox, an attorney and law professor who has played a pivotal role in South Florida public policy and urban development. Daniella Levine, CEO of Catalyst Miami will be among the other speakers. Scot Evans, a UM faculty member who teaches in the Community and Social Change program, will highlight tools and resources for organizational self-assessment.
The re-registration period for Haitian nationals who have been granted Temporary Protective Status and who hope to maintain that status for an additional 18 months has been extended. The new deadline is January 29, 2013.
Don't miss these great events
Check out the Catalyst Calendar
Rise of the Spiritual Activist Book Launch - January 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. there will be a book signing of Rise of the Spiritual Activist by Guillermo Marquez-Sterling. Catalyst CEO Daniella Levine's story is among those featured. The gathering will take place at Coral Gables Congregational Church - 3010 De Soto Boulevard - in Fellowship Hall.
Service Day - On January 21 AmeriCorps, VISTA and ReServe members from Catalyst Miami and the Miami area will be teaming up to participate in the Miami Children's Initiative's service day. Join us in volunteering in Liberty City on MLK Day to help children thrive.
Seven50 Regional Planning Summit - Participate in regional planning for Southeast Florida in the second regional planning summit on January 24 at Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read more.
Catalyst Member Survey coming soon
Which Catalyst programs and services do you value most? How much are they worth? What would you suggest be included in a membership package? All respondents will be entered into a drawing to receive a free autographed copy of So Rich So Poor Peter Edelman.
Connect for Good Internship Program
Jaheera White, Catalyst Miami's Community Learning Coordinator
College students often face these nagging questions: How ready am I to enter the real world? What experiences should I gain now to prepare me for my career?
To help answer these questions, students may now participate in the Connect For Good Internship Program, which is specifically designed by Catalyst Miami and Florida International University to give college students hands-on experience with local nonprofit organizations throughout Miami-Dade County.Read more.
Embrace equality for
Love Equality Lunch
Treat yourself to an inspiring culinary and intellectual networking event with acclaimed author Peter Edelman at Books and Books Coral Gables. February 14 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. $25 includes lunch and a signed copy of
So Rich So Poor. Learn why Americans' income is more unequal now than at any time since the Civil War and what we can do about it. To reserve a spot for yourself and that special someone contact Daniella at daniellaL@catalystmiami.org.
Intimate Dinner with Civic Star Peter Edelman
Ready to join Catalyst's Circle of Champions? Join us with a $100 monthly pledge and enjoy stimulating conversations with civic innovators at four exclusive events per year. The 2013 inaugural Civic Star event will be hosted at the home of Daniella Levine and Robert Cava in Coral Gables on February 13 at 7 p.m. Special recognition and sponsorship opportunities are available at Civic Leader level of $200 per month and above. Contact Daniella for more information.
Child advocates are rising to leadership in PLTI
"Communities have power and stick together," proclaimed one parent at the latest session of the Parent Leadership Training Institute. Each Thursday evening, she gathers with like-minded child advocates to discuss ways local residents and government officials can work together to best support the well-being of children in Miami-Dade County. PLTI is accepting applications through January 23 for its next cohort. Read more.