ABOUT OUR CITY THOUGHTS

HOW WE MAKE IT HAPPEN


Our City Thoughts is a nonprofit organization aimed to help young people navigate and redefine their city through storytelling and digital media. We seek to empower young people to shine light on the innovations and challenges taking place in their communities, to create a new city narrative. In partnership with private and public organizations, we provide the tools to analyze, grasp, and share empowering stories. Our work focuses on igniting meaningful dialogue on social innovation, technology and conscious economic prosperity for millennials.

EXPLORE

WHY MIAMI?

      • THE CITY: Cities are undergoing institutional and technological changes that are causing shifts in society. It’s time for a new narrative to be explored that redefines the city.

     

      • YOUNG PEOPLE: In these cities, young people are behind the changes taking place. It’s through millennials that a city will shape its new narrative.

     

      • EDUCATION: In order to redefine a city, education is key. We must educate the community on the people and stories that are changing the present and future.

     

OUR CORE VALUES

AUTHENTICITY

In order to create a meaningful narrative about a city, authenticity is required. When trying to grasp what is taking place in the heart of a community, we motivate young people to seek only the truly authentic stories that will help redefine their narrative. We know that within this space, real innovation, creativity, and change can happen.

ENTHUSIASM

Enthusiasm is the music of youth. We are optimists, who are aware of the challenges change requires, but view them as stepping-stones. We have encountered no better source of strength than enthusiasm.

INNOVATION

We understand technology will not solve all the pressing problems the world faces, nor the damage that the environment has suffered. However, we believe that conscious technology partnered with conscious business is a pathway to solutions that will bridge paths to a future of prosperity for the earth and people.

Serge Elkiner of YellowPepper

  Serge Elkiner Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Serge Elkiner is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of YellowPepper,an innovative company that provides mobile-banking and paymentsolutions...

Tamar Lucien on CanUStart

Tamar Lucien was born and raised in Palm Beach County, Florida. An alumnus of Florida State University and University of Phoenix, earning both a Bachelor’s...

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    XOCHITL GOMEZ

    “The fellowship program enabled me to look at my life, understand my place and my role in Miami, and realize how it’s all connected for my daughter’s future”

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    AMY NEIRA

    “This experience gave me the platform to express the value of the natural world when the majority of the world is moving in two cities”

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    JAVIER ESTRADA

    “The OCT fellows journey helped me analyze my experience in Miami and filter the myths of what our city is to understand what it really is becoming”

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