Millennial Meetup for Young Leaders Press Release

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Millennial Meetup for Young Leaders Press Release

  1. 1. 1875 K Street NW, 5th Floor Washington, DC 20006 Office: 202.642.4320 Fax: 202.729.8100 www.Mobilize.org    News Release CONTACT Amber Cruz, Director of ProgramsSeptember 28th, 2012 360.931.3754FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Amber@Mobilize.orgCommunity College Students Convene in Miami to Discuss Civic Engagement and Developing LeadershipSkills.MIAMI, FLA. – On September 28th, college students and faculty representing seven colleges and universities throughout theMiami area will participate in the Millennial Meetup for Young Leaders at Miami Dade College Wolfson. Participants will discusshow to advocate for change and organize their communities around important issues facing Millennials – Americans bornbetween 1976-1996 – who are the largest generation in American history.“Miami Millennials are being called on to solve some of our country’s most pressing problems,” Maya Enista Smith, CEO ofMobilize.org said. “This Meetup will provide vital training to Millennials that are taking on leadership roles today, not tomorrow,and transcending generational stereotypes to be at the forefront of social change and innovation.”The Millennial Meetup for Young Leaders is the first in a series of Target 2020 Florida Millennial Meetups; conversations andworkshops that engage college students, school faculty, staff, stakeholders and community members in dialogue aboutMillennial civic engagement and develop new partnerships and leadership skills to collaborate on Millennial-led social changework. Participants in this one-day meetup will work with Millennial experts including Lorena García Durán, director of AshokaMiami; Julio Caledron and Nelini Stamp, representatives of Students Working for Equal Rights (S.W.E.R.) and Dream Defenders;and Kevin Bulger, Treasurer of AmeriCorps Alums Miami Chapter, among others.Discussions at the Meetup will focus on why Millennial leadership is important and what impact students aim to make on theircampus as well as in their community. In addition, the Meetup will provide the students with the tools, training and resourcesthey need to support their work and leadership development.The Mobilize.org Millennial Meetup for Young Leaders is made possible with the generous support of the John S. and James L.Knight Foundation.For more information and a complete schedule of events, please visit www.Mobilize.org/MeetupFL or contact Mobilize.orgDirector of Programs, Amber Cruz, at Amber@Mobilize.org.About Mobilize.orgMobilize.org empowers and invests in Millennials to create and implement solutions to social problems. Utilizing technology andsocial networking to connect Millennials on and offline, Mobilize.org convenes Millennials from around the country to discussissues impacting the Millennial Generation and to develop sustainable solutions to address them.About the John S. and James L. Knight FoundationKnight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engagecommunities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informedand engaged. For more, visit KnightFoundation.org. Mobilize.org empowers and invests in Millennials to create and implement solutions to social problems
  2. 2. 1875 K Street NW, 5th Floor Washington, DC 20006 Office: 202.642.4320 Fax: 202.729.8100 www.Mobilize.org     ### Mobilize.org empowers and invests in Millennials to create and implement solutions to social problems

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