Our story

We Are the Next was started in 2014 in hopes of engaging young locals with their surroundings. Our work has touched upon the value of local government, cities’ built and natural environments, and our cities’ cultures and communities through three different avenues, described below.


Community Engagement

Programs that foster and increase cross-cultural communication.


Youth Development

We Are the Next youth development programs offer teens and young adults an opportunity to connect with their city.



Our placemaking projects allow pedestrians to interact more meaningfully with their surroundings.