The 10 Days of Connection is a community-wide initiative to build empathy, kindness, and connection across lines of difference. Over 10 days, we challenge everyone in our community to get to know someone not like them, in whatever way they are ready.
The 2018 10 Days of Connection were held from May 1st - May 10th, both in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. We are thrilled to keep strengthening this initiative alongside 180 incredible organizations in South Florida!
Will you join in and take the challenge to connect?
about the 10 Days of Connection
This initiative is an incredible team-effort. In 2017, we were approached by five staples of our community - The Children's Trust, MCCJ, Miami Herald, The Miami Foundation, and the United Way of Miami-Dade - who were united in their desire to do something BIG to build increased empathy, understanding, and connectivity across lines of difference. We took their ideas and collective vision to our drawing board and dreamed up Connect Miami - a massive community effort to connect people across lines of difference. To kick off Connect Miami, we crafted a massive 10-day challenge for everyone in Miami-Dade County to step out of their comfort zones and connect with people who are not like them. We started from scratch - developing a website, toolkits, and surveys - to support ever-growing interest. We galvanized the support of over 100 community partners and in the end we facilitated the execution of over 100 community events that connected more than 15,000 participants in the first year.
With significant media attention, strong traction on social media, and countless requests for the continuation of Connect Miami, we're confident that we've made a splash in our community. Check out our 10 Days of Connection Impact Report, which highlights results and outline plans for the future. We can't wait to see where this takes us next, and we hope you'll join us on the journey.
June 27, 2017 | YES Institute: Radical Conversations Reach Thousands
June 7, 2017 | Miami Herald: Attack Crime, Not Urban Beach Weekend Revelers
May 31, 2017 | Miami Herald: Continue to Connect, Miami -- It Works
May 22, 2017 | WSVN: United Way Organizes "Perfect Potluck"
May 22, 2017 | Miami Herald: How to Design an Icebreaker for an Entire City? Start with Lunch
May 20, 2017 | Miami Herald: Challenge Yourself to Connect with a Friend You Might Not Know Yet
May 19, 2017 | WLRN: Connect Miami is Challenging Residents to Step Outside Their Comfort Zone
May 19, 2017 | Prism Creative Group: Dear Miami, It's Time to Connect
May 17, 2017 | Miami Herald: Connect Miami looks to bridge gaps and build community
May 17, 2017 | Miami Herald: Stop Arguing and Start Eating: 3 Ways Food Can Bridge the Gap
April 21, 2017 | The Miami Foundation: Local Community Initiative Connect Miami Launches With 10 Days of Connection
April 21, 2017 | The New Tropic: Let's Get a Little Uncomfortable, Together
April 19, 2017 | Miami Herald: Plug In - and Connect at 4:30PM Today