Allapattah Community Fellows Program

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Do you want to make a difference in your neighborhood? The Allapattah Collaborative CDC is launching the third cohort of its Community Fellows Program, which mentors young members of the Allapattah community between 17 and 25 years old. The 12-week in-person program is a paid fellowship and takes participants through a skill and knowledge-based curriculum that fosters independent engagement and advocacy for the neighborhood and its members. Allapattah Collaborative staff and guest speakers will guide the Fellows through all the sessions. In addition, fellows will also be mentored throughout the 12-week program and beyond. As a result, the Fellows will come away from the program prepared to be Allapattah’s newest allies.

Program Highlights


· Allapattah 101- Fellows will deep dive into Allapattah's history, learn how this unique Miami neighborhood came to be and how it’s changed over the years.


· Civics and You- Sessions will demystify the County and the City of Miami's governmental process, including attending a commission meeting and following an agenda item from first reading to final approval.


· Social Media Highs & Lows- Fellows will learn how Social Media can impact communities and social justice movements, as well as how it can define how they’re seen 


· Community Engagement- Fellows will learn how to engage with the community and how best to use modern and traditional advocacy tools to help Allapattah.

· Impact Issues- Through the program, the fellows will explore many of the issues impacting the neighborhood now, including affordable housing, economic development, mobility, as well as future concerns like climate change. 


· Community Activation Project- The Fellows will close out the program with a Community Activation Project geared to impact the Allapattah neighborhood at large positively.​ The Collaborative will provide PPE to the Fellows so they can interact safely with the community. 


What impact can I have?


Check out what Cohort 2 of the Community Fellows Program accomplished.


The Allapattah Community Fellows Program recently wrapped up its second cohort. The second class included Geymi Alonzo, Chelsea Hercules, Natalie Ramos, Kristal Reyes, and Carlos Valdez. Four of them are current seniors at Miami Jackson Senior High, while the fifth member of the group is a student at Miami Dade College. Cohort 2 chose #SaverTogether/ #JuntosYSeguros Allapattah as their Community Activation project. The event and social media campaign was geared at helping bridge the disconnect between residents of the neighborhood and law enforcement.

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Allapattah Community Fellows members Kristal Reyes, Chelsea Hercules,  Geymi Alonzo, Natalie Ramos, and Carlos Valdez with attendees of the #SaferTogether #JuntosYSeguros Allapattah event on Dec. 10, 2021. (Ely Delcorto/The Allapattah Collaborative)


The event, hosted at Juan Pablo Duarte Park, received support from the City of Miami Commission and the Miami Police Department’s Allapattah District. Residents, business owners, and local activists attended the event which boasted interactive activities as well as lots of safety information geared towards the community. Now the Cohort 2 alumni are planning to host more #SaferTogether events in 2022.


They came, they learned, and they made a difference!


Are you ready to make a difference?


To qualify for the program, Fellows' candidates must be:

  • 17 to 25 years old 

  • Bilingual (English/ Spanish)

  • Comfortable doing outreach in the community and attending in-person sessions (in a socially distant and safe manner)

  • Have a working phone number and a smartphone

  • Proof of vaccination or negative covid test to attend in-person sessions at CIC Miami


The deadline to apply is March 11, 2022, at 6 PM.


Click the link to apply:

Or scan the QR Code:

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