Chase Community Development Grant

June 10, 2013 —

The University of Miami’s Office of Civic and Community Engagement (CCE) has received $75,000 from Chase to support its affordable housing initiative. The grant will fund projects and partnerships based in the Overtown and Allapattah neighborhoods of Miami.

The community initiative will address issues related to housing, education, public health, and community development and will help to craft a broad-based development strategy and solidify partnerships with stakeholders in the community.

“We truly are grateful to Chase for their generosity and commitment to community development,” said Robin Bachin, UM’s assistant provost for civic and community engagement. “Through their support, we will work collaboratively with community organizations that already have done extraordinary work in these neighborhoods and bring UM resources [to those communities], including research on best practices in urban revitalization, strategies for producing cohesive urban design, and mapping tools to identify existing and potential sites for affordable housing.”

The grant will help establish community forums and asset mapping, high school partnerships in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, workforce development partnerships and career pathway guidance, a substandard-housing survey, and a resource center. The grant is part of Momentum2: The Breakthrough Campaign for The University of Miami, which has raised more than $1 billion to date for scholarships, research, and outreach programs.

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