Our mission is to engage, educate, and empower the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to champion comprehensive development that supports the creation of affordable housing and economic development to achieve social and economic justice.
We envision a South Florida region that is resilient, prosperous, and equitable for all communities.
What is South Florida?
We consider the South Florida region the Miami--Ft. Lauderdale--West Palm Beach metropolitan statistical area (MSA), code 33100, as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (updated July 2023). It entails three MSA Divisions:
Principal Cities: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Pompano Beach, Boca Raton, Sunrise, Deerfield Beach, Miami Beach, Kendall (unincorporated), Doral, Delray Beach, Jupiter (town), Palm Beach Gardens
MSA Population: 6.11 million as of 2021 (USAData)
What is Community Development?
Community development is an interdisciplinary and intersectional professional field spanning across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors dedicated to building communities and developing assets that benefit everyone's prosperity and well-being. This includes:
What is a Coalition?
A coalition is an alliance of diverse stakeholders working together for a common goal. It is an adaptive and iterative form of collaborating under shared values and vision to drive collective action where each stakeholder plays an active role throughout the process. We co-design, co-create, and co-produce solutions for the benefit of all.
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We believe that only by collaborating can we achieve greatness.
We seek to build inclusive communities fighting against the inequities that exist in society.
We believe in promoting excellence by achieving tangible results and holding ourselves accountable.
We believe in investing and building the power and leadership of our communities through collaboration, education, and communication.
We will be forthright, transparent, and truthful in both character and action.
We stand for openness to change and embracing new ideas to meet the moment of community needs.
Support & organize our members & the Communities they serve.
We facilitate technical assistance and leadership development to ensure our members have the training, tools and technique to be effective, efficient, and impactful. When each member can function as their best, our entire ecosystem is better positioned to advocate transformational solutions.
Strengthen the ecosystem TO FOSTER Collective action.
We foster capacity building for organizations, institutions, and agencies and forge alliances across and within the ecosystem to drive cross-sectoral partnerships. This strategic alignment improve our ability to drive change on interconnected issues and reinforces a unified voice for collective action.
Amplify equitable policies for systems change.
We aggregate resources and research as well as develop initiatives to promote equitable policies and sustainable practices. By contextualizing and filtering federal, state, and municipal legislation we help create narratives to deeply engage stakeholders and advance priorities through a justice and equity lens.