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Phase III: 2016-

Since 2016, we at CatComm have been building on RioOnWatch’s momentum, launching a new editorial line focused on realizing the potential of favelas as sustainable [...]

Phase II: 2008-2016

From 2008-2010, we carefully transitioned to CatComm’s second of four planned phases. We did this by researching, partnering, supporting, and transferring the [...]

Phase I: 2000-2008

Catalytic Communities was founded in 2000 in recognition of the abundance of community solutions across Rio’s favelas and with a mission to administer virtual and physical [...]

CatComm’s Organizational Life Cycle

Catalytic Communities does not foresee existing forever. Rather, we see ourselves as here to perform a specific sequence of long-term activities that, together, will trigger [...]