Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Zambrano Foundation Champions Democracy

Written by Daniella Levine, Catalyst Miami President/CEO
The Zambrano Foundation is passionate about democracy, in the US and beyond. The wonderful leaders of the Foundation believe that the US is at the forefront of civic engagement, but they know that even here our democracy needs to be nurtured. Real public education and engagement is critical to a robust democracy. If we don't use it we will lose it. Immigrant populations and the many transplants from Central and South America need extra support to link to US civic life. The foundation exists to serve as a bridge for these communities' civic involvement and to develop the leadership needed to sustain democracies at home and abroad.

It is a real honor to have been recognized by the Zambrano Foundation as a partner in promoting democracy. Catalyst Miami received a donation to support our work with voter registration and education, using the TurboVote tool. Our ceremonial check presentation is recorded in this photo taken on Monday, October 2 at the foundation's Aventura offices.

Check out the wonderful work of this new organization and come to their conference on Democracy in the Americas to take place November 15-16 at University of Miami. I am confident that you will find the Zambrano Foundation's values and programs inspiring and uplifting.

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