World Economic Forum - Global Shapers Community Annual Survey 2016

Taken by thousands of individuals from around the world (ages 18-35) the survey measures how young people see the world and what do they want to do about it. Follow to link to read the survey in depth: http://shaperssurvey.org/

"The Global Shapers Annual Survey 2016 provides a unique opportunity to hear from young people and to integrate their perspectives into the activities of all stakeholders. It comes at a time when the world needs to hear from young people. I thank all those who contributed to making this effort possible."  - Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman World Economic Forum

"The Global Shapers Community exists to empower young people both locally and globally. The Community does this in various ways, from local projects in neighbourhoods to ensuring that young people are present and have a voice at international meetings or events where decision-makers come together. In 2015 we published the first Global Shapers Annual Survey. This initial effort secured 1,400 responses from Global Shapers in 125 countries and over 280 cities. The findings were well received, and they provided insights that informed the decisions and priorities of the Global Shapers Community in the period that followed. We also know that the Survey offered value to several other stakeholders who enquired about its insights. Crucially, this Survey and its results provided a different way to strengthen the voice of young people. And so we set about this year to renew this effort. In keeping with our mission, the Global Shapers Annual Survey 2016 extends the opportunity to be heard to young people who are not necessarily Global Shapers. We are humbled by the strong response, which we acknowledge today by sharing these findings. As you review these results, please consider how you can use these perspectives to inform your own actions and priorities, and those of your organization and your community. We stand ready to support your efforts with any additional information or assistance you may need. We extend grateful appreciation to all those who supported this effort. Thanks to World Economic Forum staff and constituents whose strong support for the Global Shapers Community is an enabling force across the world. And a special thank you goes to those who interacted with us for the first time through this effort and who brazenly chose to give their full support. We hope that you enjoy the findings." - Adrian Monck, Head of Public Engagement and Foundations and Member of the Managing Board. World Economic Forum and Yemi Babington-Ashaye, Head of the Global Shapers Community and Director at the World Economic Forum

Featured: Founding Curator Nilmarie Zapata

Orlando Founding Curator, Nilmarie Zapata was recently highlighted by the University of Central Florida. 

Nilmarie was described by the UCF College of Science as "'07, '09, alumna of the Department of Political Science at UCF and School of Public Administration at UCF, making waves in the Central Florida community as site director for Public Allies Central Florida."

Follow the link to learn more: https://news.cos.ucf.edu/ucf-alumna-ally-orlando/

Orlando Shaper Class of Spring '16

 The Orlando Hub is proud to welcome our newest members to the Global Shaper Community - an initiative of the World Economic Forum.  We welcome the class of Spring ’16 - Casey Field, Anwar M. Georges-Abeyie, Krystle Nguyen, Wes Shaffer and Leticia Sommerlatte.  The incoming Shapers will also be hosting “To Build a Home Hack-a-thon” this Thursday at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Downtown Orlando Public Library. The purpose of the project is to engage the community on building an innovative idea towards eradicating homelessness in our city.   https://www.facebook.com/events/1765319587070739/

The Orlando Hub is proud to welcome our newest members to the Global Shaper Community - an initiative of the World Economic Forum.

We welcome the class of Spring ’16 - Casey Field, Anwar M. Georges-Abeyie, Krystle Nguyen, Wes Shaffer and Leticia Sommerlatte.

The incoming Shapers will also be hosting “To Build a Home Hack-a-thon” this Thursday at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Downtown Orlando Public Library. The purpose of the project is to engage the community on building an innovative idea towards eradicating homelessness in our city.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1765319587070739/

Orlando Shaper Alejandro Musa rehearsing for PechaKucha

I got to meet a remarkable group of people yesterday, the rehearsal for our talks was very UPLIFTING. I'm honored to share a stage with them, to say the least. The talks are full of inspiration, music, magic and moving stories. Tickets for the next PechaKucha Orlando Night at the Dr Phillips Center are now on sale, %50 off. Hands down the best time to purchase tickets. Link in my bio. See you there! ‪#‎pechakuchaorlando‬ ‪#‎pechakuchanight‬ ‪#‎orlando‬ ‪#‎getaboard‬‪#‎community‬ ‪#‎publicspeaking‬

ShapeLove: Shapers attend Local Love Orlando, supporting City of Orlando

ShapeLove at the Local Love Orlando Orlando Map Opening Reception at the Downtown Orlando Information Center. More than 325 people attended and close to $10k was raised for the OneOrlando Fund. This couldn't have been done without Macbeth Studio, Mama's Sauce, Real Thread, and French Paper Company's time and services to print the Pulse Love maps and t-shirts. 

Thank you Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the City of Orlando - Your City Government for unyielding strength and leadership through this incredibly difficult time. 

If you want to get a map, swing over to LocalLoveOrlando.com on Monday. They'll be mailing both the full color maps and black-and-white Pulse Orlando map. 

And as Jim from Macbeth said, "Each person who came tonight was invited to stick a heart on the big black-and-white Pulse Orlando map. It's inspiring to see all the hearts all over Orlando.The big map will be hanging at the Information Center for the rest of June, so be sure to stop by and add your heart to the City Beautiful."

IDEAS President Chris Castro announces micro-granting initiative to fund environmental solutions.

IDEAS For Us is here to help you be the change you wish to see in the World. Do you have an idea for an environmental solution but need seed funding to get off the ground? We are here to help.

In Summer 2015, IDEAS worked diligently to launch the Solutions Fund, a micro-granting initiative that awards leaders with up to $1,000 for project funding to help develop and implement an innovative environmental solution around the World.

In launching our 3rd round of funding, IDEAS has developed new tools to assist in developing your project proposal. We now have a simple process to submit your idea on our website.

To sign-up and submit your proposal, visit ideasforus.org/fund and fill out the application form with your project idea, team information, and project impact details.

The deadline for this first round of grants will be June 1st, 2016. We expect to be able to release the funds by July 1st, so the projects can kick-off in early Fall 2016.

Please let me know if you have any thoughts, questions, concerns, or need help, that’s what I’m here for! Good luck and we are very excited to put funding where it is deservingly needed.

Sincerely,

Chris Castro
President, IDEAS For Us