Catalytic Communities

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Catalytic Communities

URL = http://www.catcomm.org/

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"OUR MISSION: Develop, inspire and empower a global network of communities generating and sharing solutions.

WHY? Tailored grassroots solutions exist, isolated in communities across the globe, for virtually any mentionable social or environmental challenge. Community sewerage systems, housing programs, HIV prevention initiatives, actions for democracy, day care, religious tolerance, and forest preservation are but a few of the projects one may stumble upon in some of the lowest-income communities in the world, all organized by local residents. Yet these initiatives struggle to survive for lack of visibility and support. And others who could be inspired by them have no idea that they exist.

CatComm was founded in 2000 to develop, inspire and empower a global network of communities generating and sharing solutions. Communities generate solutions all around us. But these efforts have never before been networked and publicized, nor have their protagonists had widespread access to one another, broader visibility, or tools and resources that can support them in these efforts. CatComm does not tell communities what works - we work to disseminate what communities tell us is working for them."