WE ARE THE NEXT 

MAINTAINS A MISSION TO EMPOWER THE NEXT GENERATION to engage with their city so their neighborhoods can thrive. 

Founded
2014

Servicing
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)

 
 
 

OVERVIEW

We Are the Next provides social justice and youth development programs for teens and young adults in the greater Long Beach region. Our programs center around the places and stories that shape the way our cities are perceived. Through life skills classes such as CITY101, and opportunities to give their feedback on how organizations engage local residents, our students explore how to be advocates for their community.

Our work takes place in schools, colleges, and universities, in after-school centers, and 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. 

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

 
 
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