At the heart of Miami-Dade County are the people who reflect its vibrancy and resilience.

Transformative change happens when our democracy and economy are inclusive of all communities, especially those historically left behind. Here you'll meet some of the individuals, families, small businesses, and grassroots leaders we're proud to work with as we move toward a more equitable society in which everyone can thrive.

At the heart of Miami-Dade County are the people who reflect its vibrancy and resilience.

Transformative change happens when our democracy and economy are inclusive of all communities, especially those historically left behind. Here you'll meet some of the individuals, families, small businesses, and grassroots leaders we're proud to work with as we move toward a more equitable society in which everyone can thrive.

Neighbors to Leaders

From housing and health inequities to being the international ground zero for the climate crisis, Miami faces challenges that can only be solved through innovative thinking and community voices leading the way. That’s why we train residents on key issues that impact our communities, building a coalition of passionate advocates and activists who are changing the world around them from the ground up. Meet some of the grassroots leaders who have participated in our climate, housing and health justice programs.

Alexina Prather
The co-founder of Garbage to Gold, an innovative solution to reducing food waste by converting it into nutrient-rich soil.
Ana Jaramillo
An inspiring, college-bound advocate for the environment and education.
Michael Clarkson
Konscious Kontractors co-founder leads efforts on the ground for climate and community resilience.
Keith Preciados
A strong community advocate with a passion for listening, learning, and taking action.
Cortes Maria Lewis
A community nurse turned powerhouse advocate.
Lauren Johnson
A high school teacher who provided climate education for 150+ teens.
Estela WindWalker
Former teacher and chef-nutritionist educates community members on plant-based eating.

Worker-Owned Enterprises Program

Worker-owned businesses are key to our future economy. They foster democratic ownership and develop wealth from the ground up to drive a more sustainable and equitable economy. Achieving a more worker-led economy will not only boost local and generational wealth, but also provide community-wide benefits and help safeguard the natural environment. Learn about the cooperatives that have participated in our Worker-Owned Enterprises Program and how you can get involved.

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Property Solutions Co-opProperty Solutions Co-op
An eco-tech co-op that's revolutionizing property resource management in Miami.
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Small Business Support

When small businesses do well, our entire local economy thrives. Our small business support program began during the 2020 pandemic and has continued ever since. Meet some of the business owners we’ve had the pleasure of working with along their journey.

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Latinas Power Inc.
A champion for helping women build their professional power.
Those Gifted Hands Services, LLC
A lifelong career of caring for Miami.
Water Boy Water, Inc.
A family business reborn 29 years later.
Convicts of Diversified Empowerment (C.O.D.E.)
Supporting returning citizens with the tools they need.
Multida's Daughters' Enterprise
Continuing her mother's legacy through memorable events.

Building Prosperity Workforce Cohort

Our workforce development program connects Miami residents with opportunities for professional advancement. A partnership with local university and government institutions, the Building Prosperity Workforce Cohort provides training, mentoring, networking, and opportunities for employment and continuing education.

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Koby Price
A committed and caring administrative professional.
Ebani Thomas
A hardworking professional and mom with a passion for people-centered management.
Natalio Moreno
An IT professional with the skills and drive to achieve his ambitions.

Prosperity Campaign

Our Prosperity Campaign coaches help clients improve their health and financial well-being through a variety of support services. We're proud to support our clients as they achieve their goals.

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Rosa
A former lawyer in Colombia who is meeting every milestone on her journey.
Marlenny
An immigrant and matriarch supporting her family and blazing her own trail.
Louis
Louis and his grandson have health insurance for the first time.
Vanessa
Vanessa found created a brighter future for herself and her daughter.