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our mission & VISION

Katal is a community organization that works  to strengthen the people, groups, and movements that advance equity, health, and justice for everyone.  We envision a world where all communities have the resources and power to exercise
self-determination and participate meaningfully in the democratic
process

what we do

As a community organization and collaborative partner, we build leadership and organizing capacity of neighborhood residents, as well as organizers, advocates, and community groups, to effectively drive and shape systemic change.

our name

Our name – Katal – is drawn from the process of catalysis and its components: 

catalysis is a change and
especially increase in the rate
of a chemical reaction induced
by a catalyst
(Merriam-Webster)
catalysis is a change and
especially increase in the rate
of a chemical reaction induced
by a catalyst
(Merriam-Webster)
catalyst is an agent that
provokes or speeds significant
change or action
(Merriam-Webster)
catalyst is an agent that
provokes or speeds significant
change or action
(Merriam-Webster)
katal is the unit of
measurement that expresses
the activity of a catalyst
(American Heritage)
katal is the unit of
measurement that expresses
the activity of a catalyst
(American Heritage)

Our name is inspired by, and draws from, these concepts. It reflects our interest to accelerate the process of social change to secure equity, health, and justice in our communities; develop effective leaders and groups (change agents); and measure and evaluate the impact of our work.