Upcoming Events

Catalyze SV's 2nd ComforTable Fundraiser

Date: TBD

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:30pm

Project: To support Catalyze SV, our ED Alex Shoor is cooking an outdoor dinner for up to 15 people! The highest donor selects the main dish we eat. 

Reserve your seat by Thursday, July 26, 2022. 

Format: In-person dinner

Project Advocacy Committee

Date: TBD

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30pm

Project:  Project coming soon. 

Format: Virtual via Zoom

Community Engagement Committee

Date: August 18, 2022

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Format: Virtual via Zoom OR in-person

Past Events

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

The ABCs of ADUs - A Virtual Tour of In-Law Units
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are growing in Silicon Valley. Take a peek into some products on the market if you're considering building one.

Date: Monday, February 7, 2022

Google's Downtown West Project - A Briefing for Catalyze SV Stakeholders
What's in Google's latest Downtown West plan approved by San Jose? Catalyze SV frames it using our usual 7 criteria for scoring projects.

Date: Monday, May 3, 2021

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? 

Date: Monday, May 2, 2022

Progressive Parking Policies: A Conversation w/ Prof. C.J. Gabbe & Students
Professor Gabbe shares his research on how parking impacts economic growth & sustainability. His students & the community respond.

Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 

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

Hear Berryessa Flea Market merchants' stories & outside experts' ideas on how to develop the site without displacing folks.

Date: Thursday, April15, 2021 

All Past events:

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.

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.


"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.