Preserving Allapattah Cultural Heritage and Ensuring its Equitable Development

Our Purpose: We Empower Allapattah’s Small and Micro-Businesses to Prosper and Preserve the Neighborhood’s Cultural Heritage.

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Build an Allapattah economy that works for everyone while preserving the neighborhood’s unique cultural heritage.

Our Mission

What We Believe

  • The American Dream is alive in Allapattah.
  • Owning land is the only way to prevent displacement of individuals and small business in a community.
  • Immigrant-owned small businesses and micro-enterprises are the backbone of our economy, creating jobs and providing vital services locally and nationally.
  • Neighborhood revitalization and development must co-exist with community.
Fernando Trinidad, Owner
POWER Barbershop & Beauty Salon

“In Allapattah, I found my people, my culture, my food, and the best home for my business. With the support of the CDC, the community can preserve the essence of our heritage and continue to be Little Santo Domingo.”

Jasmely de la Cruz, Owner
Club Típico Dominicano

“The CDC are like the superheroes of Allapattah. They have proven to be a valuable resource for local businesses and residents, particularly in their heroic efforts to combat gentrification and preserve our cultural heritage.”

Fidel Aquino, Owner
Aquino Tailor

“The Allapattah Collaborative CDC has played a vital role in supporting the small businesses within our community. Thanks to their assistance, I have been able to persevere in my business despite the challenges of a global pandemic.”

Little Santo Domingo

Commerce is such an important part of the essence of Allapattah. This industrious place had its origins and sits on Seminole land, and today as Little Santo Domingo, we stand as the current caretakers of this legacy.

ALLAPATTAH: En Nuestras Palabras

A documentary film that portrays the neighborhood of Allapattah, highlighting its history, resiliency, and entrepreneurial spirit through the stories of its people. The primary objective of this documentary is to preserve the history of Allapattah, from its humble beginnings to the present day.

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Grow: Small Business Support

The Allapattah Collaborative CDC helps matchmake and triage small businesses so they experience a higher level of success in obtaining grants, loans and technical assistance. We connect small businesses to information, resources and capital – in English and Spanish. Our goal is to ensure small businesses in Allapattah are thriving in the neighborhood, enriching the local community with sabor and stability.

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Allapattah CDC in the Media

Donate to help the Collaborative run their educational outreach programs, including the Small Business Resiliency Cohort & the Allapattah Community Fellows Program.