Meet the Catalyst Collective
The Catalyst Collective consists of two cohorts of 10 leaders each, drawn from our partnership with Kresge Foundation’s Arts and Culture & Human Services grantees. We are proud of the inaugural members of The ProInspire Catalyst Collective!
We are also excited to announce that The Catalyst Collective Cohort 2 will convene in 2023! Stay tuned to learn more.
Cohort Quick Facts
You can read Cohort 1’s stories in our new zine, Collective Voices, by clicking the links below. Further down you’ll find photo galleries from our Imagination and Rejuvenation Retreat as well as a Leadership Soundtrack from cohort members.
New Orleans, Lousiana
Project Row Houses
The Collective Blueprint
Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan
Cheryl P. Johnson
Coalition on Temporary Shelter
National Public Housing Meseum
Center for Employment Opportunities
Los Angeles, California
Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes
Ashé Cultural Arts Center,
Efforts of Grace
New Orleans, Louisiana
Los Angeles, California
Urban Strategies, Inc.
One Degree, Inc.
San Francisco, California
Hispanic Unity of Florida
People’s Emergency Center CDC
Irfana Jetha Noorani
11th Street Bridge Park
National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development
Imagination and Rejuvenation Retreat
Photos by Frankie James, CEO & Owner, Frankie James Photography, LLC.
ProInspire hosted its inaugural in-person convening in March 2022 in Boarshead, Virginia. This capstone retreat was designed to help senior leaders foster meaningful connections with each other, reflect on their cohort experience, practice prioritizing inner well-being, and imagine changes they’d like to see in their organizations and the sector.
Retreat sessions centered around helping the cohort practice articulating their unique impact and collectively imagine more equitable systems. Through peer coaching and storytelling sessions, they worked to identify changes they’d like to see in the sector and explore how to inspire lasting transformation.
Public Story Session
Wellness and Relaxation
Peer Council Session
The Soundtrack of our Leadership
In celebration of the launch, members of the Catalyst Collective have curated a collection of songs that individually represent their leadership style. Enjoy our tunes at “The Soundtrack of Leadership” below and on Spotify.