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Upcoming Events

Tour of Villas on 4th St from PATH w/Housing Action Coalition

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Format: In person; tour & optional lunch

To  Participate: Register by 5/16 here.

Description: We'll tour a 100% affordable housing project in San Jose by PATH.

ComforTable Fundraising Dinner w/Valley Verde

Date: Sunday, June 2, 2024

Time: 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Format: In person; dinner, drinks, dessert & community building at Valley Verde's urban farm

To  Participate: Buy your tickets by 5/29 at 6 pm

Description: This multi-course, Mexican-themed fundraising dinner will feature a meal prepared by Catalyze SV's Executive Director, featuring ingredients grown by Valley Verde. All proceeds will equally benefit Catalyze SV and Valley Verde. 

Project Advocacy Committee

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Format: Virtual via Zoom

To  Participate: Sign up for the committee here or email 

Description: Project for this month is TBD

Designing for Seniors 

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2024

Time: 3:00 - 6:00 pm PDT

Location: 76 S. 1st St. San Jose, CA

Format: In-person, Light Dinner will be served.

Description: Learn about what developers and designers are currently doing to create spaces for seniors. Engage in a conversation about what works and what more can be done in partnership with neighbors and friends.

More Info: Here




Registration:  Eventbrite link 

Past Events

Affordable Housing 101 Game Night

Date: Monday, January 29, 2024

Time: 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Location:  Mountain View Community Center 
                    201 S Rengstorff Ave

Event Summary

Agrihood Tour + Optional Lunch

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2024

Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Location:  Agrihood 
                    76 N Winchester Blvd
                    Santa Clara, CA 95050

Agrihood Tour + Optional Lunch

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2024

Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Location:  Agrihood 
                    76 N Winchester Blvd
                    Santa Clara, CA 95050

Format: In-person

Register: Buy your ticket here

Designing for Women & Children
Learn how architects and developers are prioritizing built spaces for women & children as more projects propose amenities like onsite childcare. Event Summary

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023

Transportation Mobility Solutions to Make Development Easier
Watch 5 companies present their transportation & mobility solutions that could make easier to develop projects with fewer parking spots.

Date: Monday, May 16, 2022

Catalyzing Change Awards
Watch our very first awards show honoring the best community engagement, built projects, city staff, volunteers, and elected officials!

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022

How Your County is Spending Money on Affordable Housing
In 2016, Santa Clara County voters approved a $950 million affordable housing bond. How has that money been spent?  Learn more about it here below:

Date: Monday, May 2, 2022

All Past events:

Planting Healthy Communities

Sunday, October 8, 2023

3rd ComforTable Fundraising Dinner 

Saturday, July 15, 2023 (Link to Eventbrite)

Light Rail to Lunch

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 (Link to Eventbrite)

Networking & Tour of New Quetzal Gardens Mixed-Use Development

Friday, October 14, 2022

You can learn more about the Quetzal Gardens development

2nd ComforTable Fundraising Dinner 

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Social Event: Enjoying the Benefits of Berryessa 

Friday, June 10, 2022

The ABCs of ADUs - A Virtual Tour of In-Law Units

Monday, February 7, 2022

You can watch the video on Catalyze SV's Facebook page.

Opportunity Housing: A Public Dialogue Featuring Diverse Perspectives Projects  

Presented by Catalyze SV, Kaiser Permanente & Meriwest Credit Union

Thursday, November 4, 2021

You can watch the video on Catalyze SV's YouTube page.

Progressive Parking Policies: A Conversation with Professor C.J. Gabbe & Students

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

You can watch the videos on Catalyze SV's Facebook page.

Showcasing Noteworthy Affordable Housing Projects in Santa Clara County 

Presented by Catalyze SV, Meriwest Credit Union & the Health Trust

Monday, May 17, 2021

You can watch the videos on Catalyze SV's Facebook page.

Special Project Advocacy Committee: Google Downtown West Re-Score

Monday, May 3, 2021

You can watch the videos on Catalyze SV's Facebook page.


Development Without Displacement: A Future for All at the Berryessa Flea Market

Presented by Catalyze SV & Berryessa Flea Market merchants

Thursday, April 15, 2021

You can watch the video on Catalyze SV's Youtube page.

"Duplexes, Triplexes, Quadplexes, Oh My!"   

Presented by Catalyze SV & Excite Credit Union

Monday, March 22, 2021

You can watch the video on Youtube

Workshop on Diridon for Artists & Creatives 

in partnership with San Jose Jazz, genARTS Silicon Valley & San Jose Arts Advocates 

Saturday, November 21, 2020

2:00pm - 4:00pm

You can watch the videos on Catalyze SV's Facebook page: Part I and Part II.

Secret Spirits & Secret Spaces

Friday, October 23, 2020

5:30pm - 7:00pm

You can watch the video on YouTube.

Workshop on Diridon for the Vietnamese Community

in partnership with the Vietnamese American Roundtable 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

6:00pm - 8:00pm

You can watch the videos on VAR's Facebook page: Part I and Part II.

Community Visioning Workshop & Virtual Site Walk on SiliconSage Alum Rock Ave proposal

in partnership with SOMOS Mayfair

Saturday, August 8, 2020

10:00am - 12:00pm

The slides we presented during the workshop, the recorded video of it, & the key themes & minutes from community members' small group discussions.

Remote Roundtable: Leading Women of Color in Real Estate on Equity

Thursday, August 6, 2020

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Watch the video on our Facebook page or via our YouTube channel

Remote Roundtable: The Present & Future of Affordable Housing Funding

Thursday, May 21, 2020

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Link to the video recording on YouTube

Community Workshop on El Paseo de Saratoga - Site Walk

Saturday, February 29, 2020

10:00am - 12:00pm

To ensure we provide enough food, RSVP here by 11 pm on Wednesday, February 26.


"These are a few of our favorite places": An Evening Envisioning Great Places  

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

5:45 - 7:45 pm

Santa Clara Central Park Pavilion Area, 909 Kiely Boulevard, Santa Clara. 

The inspiring photos of great places that participants shared. 

Community Visioning Workshop on Winchester Ranch - Site Walk

Saturday, September 21, 2019

10:00am - 12:00pm

The Carriage House of the Winchester Mystery House. 525 South Winchester Boulevard, San Jose.

Please RSVP here for this free event. 

Happy Hour to Introduce New Board Co-chairs, Executive Director

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Taplands, 1171 Homestead Road, #110, Santa Clara

Cities for all Ages. A Presentation by Don Weden

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 


Santa Clara Central Park Library - 2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara

Happy Hour

Wednesday, April 3, 2019


Las Cazuelas - 55 Race Street, San Jose

Speak Up San Jose - Planning Director Roundtable

Wednesday, March 6, 2018


San Jose Improv - 62 South 2nd St, San Jose

Speak Up San Jose - Supervisor Joe Simitian's 13 Tips for Successful Advocacy

Thursday, February 7, 2018


Billy DeFrank LGBT Center in San Jose

Speak Up San Jose - Affordable Housing Roundtable

Wednesday, November 7, 2018


Cypress Community & Senior Center, 403 Cypress Avenue, San Jose, 95117

Speak Up San Jose - Architecture & Design 101

Wednesday, September 5, 2018


Bascom Community Center, 1000 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128


Movie Night

Friday, June 29, 2018 


We'll be watching the HBO mini-series "Show Me a Hero."


Community Visioning Workshop - Site Walk

Saturday, June 9, 2018


Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Room 203, Santa Clara, CA 95054


This meeting discussed the context for a possible project in Santa Clara bounded on the west by Patrick Henry Drive, on the north by Tasman Drive and on the east by Old Ironsides Drive.


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