We identify local social innovators who are solving the most pressing issues facing our region and help them strengthen their ventures. We're focused on building a massive community of strong, high-impact leaders who take collective ownership for the future of our city. We coach them to strengthen their ventures, but we also focus on them as leaders and community assets worth investing in. We’ve had the pleasure of working with 32 such social innovators already. Meet the incredible 3 cohorts that make up our Miami Social Impact Network.

The program


The Network

After participating in our bootcamp, members become part of our Social Impact Network.  Our goal is to maintain a co-supportive space where social impact leaders can sustain themselves, get the support, resources, friendship, and partnership they need to stay strong as they take on the serious issues they're tackling. Our members are taking on community issues from education to the environment, diversity to human trafficking.  And they're excited to mentor and support, and learn from, one another.

The Bootcamp Effect

THE ideal candidate

A Community-Focused Innovator:  We are looking for founders/leaders of organizations that solve community issues.  For profit, non-profit, we’re agnostic.  But your venture needs to do something that matters.  We’re also open to civic entrepreneurs...people in government leadership roles who are taking on important community issues.  

A Miami-Obsessed Leader:  We’re building a community of social-impact leaders based in Miami, and we want our members to love this town. We may help you scale nationally or globally, but we want Miami to be your home-base.

A Collaborative Problem-Solver:  Our alums partner with each other like crazy.  We’re looking for people who are excited to not only grow their own thing, but who want to help others blow things up as well. We’re looking for people who are going to cheer each other on and lift each other up.

A Thirsty Learner:  This program is perfect for an organization that’s ready for a growth spurt and a leader who will be wholeheartedly committed to the program. If now is not the right moment for growth or if you are already engaged in another coaching/professional development experience, hold off for our next cohort.

THE timeline

Application Window Open: July 31 - August 25, 2017

Notification of First Round Interviews: September 1, 2017

First Round Interviews: September 4-8, 2017

Notification of Final Round Interviews: September 8, 2017

Final Round Interviews: September 11-14, 2017

Notification of Final Selection: September 15, 2017

Cohort 4: September 25 - December 8, 2017


We are endlessly grateful to the John S. and James L. Knight FoundationThe Center For Social ChangeThe Miami Foundation, Leslie Miller Saiontz, Dan Lewis, Stephanie Ansin and Spencer Stewart, as well as our own Social Impact Network for enabling us to offer scholarships for Bootcamp.