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Thursday, April 9 • 1:30pm - 2:55pm
TH1.30.20 Miami Thrives: Building a “Place-based Change” Community of Practice

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This session will focus on the formation of Miami Thrives - a place-based change “community of practice” (CoP). Community groups throughout Miami are engaged in neighborhood “place-based” change and community development efforts often in isolation and disconnected from similar efforts just a few miles away. Miami Thrives is attempting to break down these geographic and professional silos to maximize shared learning and action. Practitioners representing organizations from different sectors (community development, education, public health, government, human services) around south Florida are coming together in a learning community to share their on-the-ground learning, to learn about innovative approaches, and to provide mutual support and joint action. The session will feature speakers and stories from the local communities of Overtown, Liberty City, the 79th Street corridor, East Little Havana, Miami Gardens, and Homestead/Florida City.


Gretchen Beesing

Catalyst Miami
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Shekeria Brown

Executive Director, South Florida Community Development Coalition
Shekeria Brown is the Executive Director of South Florida Community Development Coalition, Inc. (SFCDC). She has spent most of her 14 year career in south Florida as an urban planner, practitioner and consultant focused on affordable housing, community and economic development... Read More →

Arden Shank

Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida


Gretchen Beesing

Catalyst Miami

Thursday April 9, 2015 1:30pm - 2:55pm EDT
Raphael (2nd floor)