• Volunteers Needed for Final Favela Perceptions Survey

    Are you or students you know interested in gaining hands-on experience as a survey researcher? Catalytic Communities is seeking volunteer captains, surveyors and collaborators in major cities to help implement our final Favela Perceptions Survey. [...]
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    Schedule Us for November 2016

    Since 2010, ED Theresa Williamson, Ph.D., has given lectures at universities across the United States on a range of topics related to favelas and issues of urban development in [...]
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    And the 2015 Rio Raffle Winner is…

    A MASSIVE thanks to all who supported Catalytic Communities over the past year in our most important ever fundraising efforts! Your support and generosity have allowed us to enter 2016, which will see the culmination of our work with RioOnWatch, [...]
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    2015 Update & Next Up in 2016

    December 21, 2015 — As 2015 draws to a close, we at Catalytic Communities would like to express our huge thanks to everyone who has made our work possible during this critical year for Rio and its [...]
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    2015 Rio Raffle Draw: January 4, 2016

    Our annual Rio Raffle drawing will take place on Monday, January 4, 2016. Everyone who donated to or volunteered with CatComm in 2015 has at least one shot! We’re raffling a trip for two to Rio de Janeiro from any major city in the world. [...]