WHO WE ARE
We’re young people intent on fully engaging our generation (and the next) in our local democracy so that we have a future in Miami that is more just, democratic, and sustainable.
Our goal is to cultivate a generation of thoughtful citizens who will work to make their community vibrant and participatory, with local government and residents in harmony. To get there we’re reimagining what civic participation looks like for 21st Century Miami—right down to how information gets communicated and how we organize. Look for us in the streets, the classroom, the park and maybe even an office or two hard at work fostering a participatory citizenry.
WHERE WE COME FROM
We were founded in 2015 by young Miamians who connected through the community group Emerge Miami
. They saw an opportunity in the City of Miami District 2 Commission seat to show the power of motivating young people to turn out in a local election. Around the same time the Alliance for Youth Organizing
, of which we are now an affiliate, was looking to expand to Miami and spoke at an Emerge event. This connection and the D2 election proved serendipitous and Engage Miami was born on July 6th, 2015.