Launch event for Santa Clara-based grassroots organization Catalyze SV

| January 16, 2018 | Leave a Comment

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Launch Event
January 31st, 6:00-8:00pm
Midtown Arts Mercantile Building in San Jose
RSVP requested


In 2015, we came together to advocate for a groundbreaking development concept which the City of Santa Clara, California eventually voted to support. The Agrihood (Win6 Village) became an example of how together we can engage a diverse community, shape project designs, and then persuade city government to back community-supported development.

From incredible participation and the powerful example it set, a new grassroots organization called Catalyze SV was established this year by many community advocates and me. Because of your past community engagement, we thought you’d be interested to learn more about Catalyze SV and perhaps get involved.
Briefly, Catalyze SV has two main objectives:

1. Create a more collaborative, inclusive and effective community engagement process, and
2. Positively influence projects that align with our values and to ensure they are built.

Catalyze SV’s official launch event is on Wed, Jan 31st 6-8pm. In the meantime, I hope you will sign up for our newsletter.

I have another incredible piece of news to share: Catalyze SV is humbled to receive a grant from the Knight Foundation to the tune of over $28,000 to further our efforts. We can’t thank them enough for their support and confidence in our vision!

So, I hope you do three things:

1. Join our email list
2. Join a Committee (all are welcome!)
3. Join us for our launch event on Wed, Jan 31st – 6-8pm at the Midtown Arts Mercantile Building in San Jose (RSVP requested)

Yours in community,
Kirk Vartan
Founding Board Member, Catalyze SV


Join Catalyze SV 

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