Our Mission

Our mission is to empower the next generation to engage with their city so their neighborhoods can thrive. 


LA County

Served this Year
500 Residents

A glimpse into our workspace inside Studio One Eleven Architects + Retail Design Collaborative in Downtown Long Beach (click to enlarge)


What does We Are the Next do?

Our Programs

We Are the Next provides social justice and civic engagement programs for teens and young adults in the greater Long Beach region. Through our programs, we encourage the next generation to build a relationship with their city. We explore the city as a municipality, the city's built and natural environment, and the cultures and communities in the city. Through signature programs like CITY101, students identify ways to become advocates for their community.

How it Works

We partner up with other youth-serving organizations in order to collaborate efficiently and reach those who need our programs most. Our work takes place in Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs, public libraries, in educational institutions, and in other educational environments. Our staff and Youth Advisory Council comprised of local students design our programs and test-pilot them to ensure we're meeting the needs of the students we service. 

Our Service Area

We Are the Next serves the cities of Long Beach, Wilmington, Carson, Compton, Lakewood, Bellflower, Hawaiian Gardens, and Signal Hill.


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Retail Design Collaborative + Studio One Eleven Architects

Retail Design Collaborative + Studio One Eleven Architects