Allapattah Community Fellows Program

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We are excited to announce that The Allapattah Collaborative CDC launched Cohort 2 of its Community Fellows Program on Sept. 27, 2021.


The five students who were selected to participate in the program’s second class are: 

Geymi Alonzo, Chelsea Hercules, Natalie Santana, Kristal Reyes, Carlos Valdez.

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The new class is made up of students from Miami Jackson Senior High School students, Miami Jackson Adult Education Center, and Miami Dade College.


Lead by Allapattah CDC’s Community Engagement Coordinator Ely Delcorto and Urban Impact Lab’s Cathy Dos Santos Alves, the Fellows program mentors’ young members of the Allapattah community over 12-weeks and guides their passion into long-lasting change for their community.


Our first guests this cycle included Urban Impact Lab’s Executive Directors Irvans Agustin and Marta Viciedo, who took the fellows through Miami’s history and Civics 101.


(TACF update 03- Cohort 2 of the Allapattah Community Fellows hang out with Urban Impact Lab’s Executive Director Marta Viciedo during Session 3 of the program)


After diving into the issues facing Allapattah, Cohort 2 came together to choose their Community Activation Project: Allapattah #SaferTogether #JuntosYSeguros. The Fellows made their project presentation on Nov. 8 to community partners and allies, including the Miami Police Department’s Allapattah District Commander Ernie Sierra.


The team followed up the presentation with a meeting with Commander Sierra and his team ahead of their visit to the City of Miami Commission on Nov. 18.

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Ahead of presenting their project to the City of Miami Commission, Cohort 2 met with Commissioner Alex Diaz de la Portilla and his staff to finalize the date for the Community Activation Project.

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Join us Dec. 10 at Juan Pablo Duarte Park for #SaferTogether Allapattah/ #JuntosYSeguros Allapattah.