CatComm and the Rio Olympics

Originally Published on Igneous Quill

A group I just heard about, Catalytic Communities (CatComm), is a finalist in an Ideablob contest.  At stake is a chance to win $10,000 that CatComm could use to train community organizers in Rio de Janeiro in preparation for the 2016 Olympics to be held there.

In the process of building infrastructure in anticipation of the games, many slum communities (favelas) are at risk.  Catcomm wants to help these communities organize with a view towards using the international attention and influx of money to benefit the favelas.

Regular readers of this blog know that Brazil is near and dear to my heart, and supporting this project’s chance at $10,000 would cost you nothing.  Just go to the project page on Ideablob, register and vote.  It’s that easy.>


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