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Civic Agency in South Florida

We believe civic agency is at the core of community development, as demonstrated by the industry's origins in the civil rights movement. Civic agency stems from practices of participatory politics that refers to the capacity of diverse people to self-organize to effect change, solve problems, create common resources, and negotiate a shared democratic way of life. Nourished by American civic traditions, civic agency has been developed since the late twentieth century through institutional initiatives that integrate practices and concepts from community organizing and the theory of free spaces where people have the freedom to self-organize. (Source: Harvard Project Zero)

According to Who We Engage MIT, "Civic infrastructure is needed to bridge gaps in understanding that arise in our demographically and ideologically complex society. It is the goal of this framework to provide concepts that will help community building practitioners marshal the collective will we need to solve the challenges we face." (Source: Civic Design Framework) SFCDC partners with organizations and municipalities to help foster this infrastructure to prompt deep and abiding community engagement. 

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Headquarters & Mailing:
300 NW 12th Ave., Miami, FL 33128

Phone: (786) 237-2125


Hours: Mon. - Thurs., 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM ET

South Florida Community Development Coalition is an incorporated tax-exempt 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established in 2007.
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