Katal is a community organization that works in Connecticut and New York to strengthen the people, policies, institutions, 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.
We launched in 2016 with three big, interrelated goals:
- building leadership and organizing capacity of neighborhood residents, as well as organizers, advocates, and community groups, to effectively drive and shape systemic change;
- ending mass criminalization, mass incarceration, and the war on drugs; and
- advancing evidence-based solutions to promote and secure equity, health, and justice
what we do
As a community organization and collaborative partner, we utilize organizing, advocacy, leadership development, and research to secure transformative and lasting change.
Our name – Katal – is drawn from the chemical process of catalysis and its components:
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.