WE ARE THE NEXT
MAINTAINS A MISSION TO EMPOWER THE NEXT GENERATION to engage with their city so their neighborhoods can thrive.
Served this Year
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.
At We Are the Next, we believe that we can help the next generation see how historic places relate to their experiences by sharing stories that our students see themselves reflected in, and by offering those stories through captivating mediums.
April 1st, We Are the Next joined forces with Studio One Eleven and Retail Design Collaborative in their new offices in Downtown Long Beach.
In July we gave CA high school students an immersive experience designed to engage them with the life and work of Cesar E. Chavez and the Farmworker Movement.
We de-bunk the NPS in celebration of the 100th anniversary of our nation's National Parks!
Reflecting back on our work at the historic Hot-Cha Café near Downtown Long Beach.