We are honored to participate in these events as collaborators, speakers and special guests
From combating gentrification to the challenges of COVID-19, strategies have shifted to respond to the immediate needs of struggling businesses. However, long-term goals remain the same for supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses. Speakers will share stories on how they’ve adapted to the current climate; and the work they are doing to protect Latino business owners from potential displacement and closure.
Visit Allapattah, the heart of Miami's Dominican community. Faced with enormous development pressure, the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) created a working group of neighborhood and city-wide stakeholders to help stabilize small businesses. Taking lessons from NALCAB's work in other cities across the country, data and mapping tools have been developed to measure and predict where gentrification is taking place in Allapattah. See first-hand how Allapattah is establishing a Main Street program for holistic neighborhood revitalization by using these tools and strategies in partnership with local and regional groups.
Join the Allapattah Collaborative CDC for a virtual session that will highlight the Main Street Approach and how Main Street communities across the country are addressing the impact of Covid-19 to continue to move their commercial district revitalization forward. The session will be presented by Norma Ramirez de Miess, Director of Leadership Development at the National Main Street Center and is made possible through a grant by the National Association of Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB). Register Here.
Join the Allapattah Collaborative CDC for a discussion about how COVID-19 is impacting our social interactions and how we connect through art in public places and open spaces. This experience will be a panel discussion about art in public places and open spaces post COVID-19 and its impact in social interactions. Allapattah Collaborative CDC wants to tap into the importance of art in public places, third spaces, how we connect through these places/spaces, and what they mean to the community where they are. Art in public places and open spaces connects us to each other and we'll explore how that interaction is affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dominicans on the Hill 2020
We were invited by the Office of Congressman Adriano Espaillat to attend and speak on the Business Community panel at the Second Annual “Dominicans on the Hill” event, which took place on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. “Dominicans on the Hill” is a momentous platform for leaders in the Dominican diaspora to address the community’s problems and share their perspectives directly with the officials that represent them in government. We were able to share findings and best practices from our equitable development action plan.
Our Executive Director, Mileyka Burgos-Flores, was selected to participate in The Pete Garcia Community Economic Development Fellowship- a nine-month leadership training program for Latino leaders in the United States. The Fellowship Graduation took place at the NALCAB National Training. The capstone project focused on establishing a cultural commercial district on 17th Avenue to boost wealth building, asset acquisition, legacy business preservation, as well as, enhance cultural heritage.
The Allapattah Collaborative CDC invited Norma Miess and Josh Blum from Main Street America to lead an initial Main Street Training workshop covering the fundamentals of Main Street’s Refreshed Four-Point Approach- Organization, Design, Promotion, Economic Vitality- as developed by the National Main Street Center. This 4 hours training was well attended by local nonprofits, volunteers and City of Miami employees.
We joined the Asset Building Policy Network, Hispanic Unity of Florida and the Urban League of Broward County at a full-day event where researchers, practitioners, community donors and advocates convened to learn and share the latest research, tools, resources, policy and programmatic insights on advancing financial well-being for low- and moderate-income families throughout South Florida. We were invited to participate in a panel that explored the strategies that local non-profits are employing in such a racially and culturally diverse, resource-scarce, and at times politically challenging environment to address issues facing their communities.