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. 

about the 10 Days of Connection 

This initiative is an incredible team effort. In 2017, we were approached by five institutions in 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 the drawing board and together 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. In the first year, 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.

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With significant media attention, strong traction on social media, and countless requests for the continuation of Connect Miami, we made a splash in our community.

In 2018 we did it again alongside 180 incredible leaders and organizations in South Florida! Check out our 10 Days of Connection Impact Report, which highlights results and takeaways. We can't wait to see where this movement takes us next, and we hope you'll join us on the journey.

press coverage

May 10, 2018 | Easy 93.1: 10 Days of Connection/Connect Miami

May 10, 2018 | Tropicult: 10 Days of Connection/Connect Miami

May 10, 2018 | The New Tropic: It's not goodbye, it's see you later

May 9, 2018 | The New Tropic: Plus, here's where to connect today

May 8, 2018 | The New Tropic: 3 days to go

May 7, 2018 | The New Tropic: A tale of a rowdy rescue rooster

May 4, 2018 | Miami New Times: The Best things to do in Miami this weekend

May 4, 2018 | The New Tropic: Oh-ohhh we're halfway there

May 4, 2018 | Paul Castronovo Show Mornings: Friday 5/4/2018

May 4, 2018 | Univision: 10 Días de Conexión

May 3, 2018 | The New Tropic: Reach out to someone today

May 2, 2018 | Miami.com: Here's a bunch of cool South Florida events to attend during the month of May

May 2, 2018 | Sun Sentinel: Society Scene Live! May 2, 2018

May 2, 2018 | The New Tropic: Keep it going

May 2, 2018 | WiOD: 10 Days of Connection Across South Florida

May 1, 2018 | Miami's Community Newspapers: 10 Days of Connection - Connect Miami

May 1, 2018 | The New Tropic: Today's the day

May 1, 2018 | SoFlaNights.com: 10 Days of Connection/Connect Miami

April 30, 2018 | The New Tropic: Let's Connect

April 25, 2018 | Miami Herald: Walk your Miami neighborhoods

April 25, 2018 | Soul of Miami: 10 Days of Connection - Connect Miami

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