North America

Gainesville Hub


Gainesville (Florida) is primarily comprised of passionate young people. The latter constitute a steaming pot of potential that can be tapped into for positive impact in the world, starting with our town. Gainesville is an esteemed college town characterised by rich wildlife ecology and conservation, and a culturally diverse sub-urban residence. Nevertheless, the town is not without its own socio-economic challenges. Some of these include large disparities between East and West Gainesville in terms of social justice, education, healthcare, and housing. Gainesville is also encountering varying degree of biodiversity loss (e.g., population of native plants and insects decreasing) and environmental threats (e.g., flooding and hurricanes). This hub is essential for connecting the youth, developing a network of ambassadors of positive change, exploring our creativity and energy, creating awareness, educating community members and each other, and encouraging solution-oriented activism.

MISSION STATEMENT                                                                                                                          

Making the Voices of the Alachua People Count by Empowering Young Solutions-based Advocates for Sustainable Development and Better Livelihoods.

VISION STATEMENT                                                                                                                             

Building a community of solution-based advocates to drive innovative change through creative community initiatives and capacity building ventures for sustainable development across and beyond Alachua County.

POSITIONING STATEMENT                                                                                                                  

  • For the Alachua People                                                                                                                  

  • who need to be heard,                                                                                                                   

  • the GNV Shapers Hub is a group of solutions-based advocates                                                   

  • that act as a bridge between the Alachua divide                                                                         

  • for effective dialogue and inclusion                                                                                              

  • through creative community initiatives                                                                                         

  • and capacity building ventures for sustainable development across the county and beyond.

VALUE PROPOSITION                                                                                                               

  • How are we solving a problem: By using our listening, creative and organizational skills     

  • What value are we creating: Empowered & Improved Lives                                                     

  • Why should our community count on us: We are driven, genuine and willing to contribute to the betterment of the community we share with the people of Alachua County.





21 members

Philips Adekemi

Joined 30 Nov 2023

Jayson Agyemang

Joined 9 Jan 2024

Victoria Aikins

Joined 12 Jan 2024

Samuel Akinsuyi

Joined 1 Dec 2023

Gabriel Aliu

Joined 27 Jan 2023

Emmanuel Asante Nkrumah

Joined 17 Jan 2024

Jessica Balogun

Joined 15 Jan 2024

Djamel Barry

Joined 19 Jan 2024


Joined 9 Jan 2024

Ogonna Eli

Joined 4 Jan 2023

Kamgang Foyet

Joined 9 Jan 2024

Founding Curator

Metolo Foyet

Joined 8 Dec 2022

Nelly Foyet

Joined 9 Jan 2024

Ryan Gamberino

Joined 4 Jan 2023

Olwethu Hlengwa

Joined 16 Jan 2024

Godstime Igogo

Joined 2 Dec 2023

Lindokuhle Mbele

Joined 9 Jan 2024

Edward Obi-Rapu

Joined 30 Nov 2023

Daniel Olika

Joined 5 Jan 2023

Jennifer Quartey

Joined 10 Jan 2024

Ben Turner

Joined 11 Jan 2023

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