Our work

When residents are informed on the issues that face their community, and are equipped with the knowledge and tools they need to take action, our cities can be better places to live. At We Are the Next, we specialize in educational programs and experiences centered around civic engagement. We take a multi-faceted approach in order to engage residents with their cities. Our work touches on the city as a municipality, the city's built and natural environment, and the cultures and communities in the city. We do this in three ways:


Community Engagement

We provide programs throughout our service area that are designed to foster and increase cross-cultural communication.


Youth Programs

Focusing on students who will be eligible to vote, enter the workforce, or become renters in the next 5 years, we provide civic engagement and life skills workshops to youth ages 13 and up.


Interactive Installations

We design, install, and activate installations that allow pedestrians to interact with the history and physical environment of their city.


What we stand for

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

We're guided by a set of core values. We value relationships with those we serve, responsiveness to our surroundings, feedback from our community, the voices of our youth, pride in our local communities, and human kindness.

We're here because of our supporters. 

2017 Community Champion Sponsor:

Retail Design Collaborative + Studio One Eleven Architects

Retail Design Collaborative + Studio One Eleven Architects