Here at Radical Partners, we are deeply committed to building a stronger Miami where all people can thrive. We elevate issues that matter to the future of our region, and produce massive community engagements that invite thousands of locals to become part of the solution. This year we've prioritized increasing inclusive leadership, affordability, public transit accessibility, and leadership sustainability. We couldn't be more proud of our most recent project, Connect Miami, which focused on increasing empathy and understanding across lines of difference.
This initiative was an incredible team-effort. 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.
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. Stay tuned for our full Impact Report (forthcoming), which will highlight 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.
Connect Miami press coverage
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: 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