Catalyst Candidate Institute Application
The Catalyst Candidate Institute supports candidates or staffers who want to run inclusive, grassroots campaigns centered around community members and represent populations historically underrepresented and marginalized in Miami-Dade County.

The training will focus on the fundamentals of running a successful grassroots campaign. Participants will explore how to build a strong grassroots campaign by learning about the fundamentals of organizing and campaigning, the electoral and qualifying process, messaging and communication strategies, and fundraising, all in the context of the strictest ethical conduct.
If this is the type of campaign you want to run, apply now!
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Email *
Name *
Phone number *
Alternative number
Why are you interested in running for office? *
Have you ever run for office or worked on a campaign? *
If you have run for office, describe race, date of election, and outcome.
What office are you interested in running for/working on? (e.g. County Commissioner, State Representative, School Board Member, etc.) *
If you are a Catalyst Miami client, including a graduate of one of Catalyst's leadership programs, check all of the programs/services you have received/particpated in. *
List any community-based or service organizations or groups you been involved with over the last 5 years. *
List any leadership roles you have held during the last 5 years (including serving on boards or commissions, PTA or other groups/association president, etc.). *
List any grassroots, electoral, and/or issue organizing you have done in the last 5 years. *
Which of the following skills/areas are you most interested in? *
If you run for office, will you be able to commit a significant amount of time (at least 15-20 hours per week) to campaigning for months prior to your campaign? *
What skills, traits, characteristics, or experience do you possess that would make you a great candidate? *
What challenges do you foresee running for office and/or working for a campaign? (These could be internal or external challenges.) *
Do you see increasing access to constituent input and access to democratic process and elected officials as necessary or a priority? If so, briefly state why? *
Would you be available one evening per week for 5 weeks for this program? *
Would you be available to attend the weekly sessions in person or virtually? *
Would you be interested in having a mentor with experience running for office? *
How did you hear about the Catalyst Candidate Institute? *
Is there anything else about you that you would like us to consider?
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