Allapattah Community Fellows Program

Do you want to make a difference in your neighborhood? The Allapattah Collaborative CDC is launching its Community Fellows Program to mentor young members of the Allapattah community between 17 and 25 years old. The 12-week program (virtual and in-person) will take Fellows through a skill and knowledge-based curriculum that fosters independent engagement and advocacy for the neighborhood and its members. The Allapattah Collaborative CDC staff, along with guest speakers, will guide the Fellows through all the sessions and serve as mentors throughout the 12-week program and beyond. The Fellows will come away from the program prepared to be Allapattah’s newest advocates.


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.

  • 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. PPE will be provided to the Fellows so they can interact safely with the community. 

To qualify for the program, candidates must be:

  •  17 to 25 years old 

  •  Bilingual (English/ Spanish)

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


The deadline to apply is April 12, 2021 at 6:00PM



We implement place-making techniques to foster identity, support wealth-building strategies for marginalized communities of color and advocate for policies and procedures that support equitable, comprehensive and sustainable community development. We envision culturally preserved Miami’s neighborhoods thriving with community inclusivity, equitable development and sustainable policies and practices that promote wealth building and upward mobility for its people. 

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