Upcoming Events

Community Engagement Committee Meeting

Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022

Time: 7:00pm - 8:45pm

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

Date: Monday, February 7, 2022

Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Registration: Click here

Project Advocacy Committee Meeting

Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Project:  Affirmed Housing Project at 2080 Almaden Ave in San Jose

What would you like to see us host in 2022?

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Past Events

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 

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

Duplexes & Triplexes & Quadplexes, Oh My! 

Local government officials from across the U.S. discuss how they're changing zoning to make it easier to build homes like duplexes. Presenting Sponsor: Excite Credit Union.

Date: Monday, March 22, 2021 

All Past events:

Opportunity Housing: A Public Dialogue Featuring Diverse Perspectives Projects  

Presented by Catalyze SV, Kaiser Permanente & Meriwest Credit Union

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.

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.