SIM Social Impact Movement

About us

About Us

We value the power of relationships and provide a space for collaboration and dialogue among all stakeholders in Miami.

FEATURED

in INNOVATE MIAMI as a Social Innovator for promoting the SDGs

Our purpose is to PROMOTE the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) in Miami. To highlight achievements, share ideas, start conversations while educating our Miami community of Leaders and Changemakers on the SDGS.

ABOUT SIM

SIM was founded in 2016 to connect people to social impact opportunities. We have been building partnerships and spreading awareness of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals since early 2018 and have contributed to inspiring Miami companies, universities, and nonprofits to adopt the SDGs as part of their CSR Corporate Social Responsibility commitments. In 2020 we became members of the fast-growing global movement of social innovators, Catalyst 2030. 

In 2021 we joined the United Nations Global Compact. With the broad-based support of all 193 participant countries of the United Nations General Assembly, the UN Global Compact is the single global normative authority and reference point for action and leadership within a growing global corporate sustainability movement. In 2022 we became members of The Council for Inclusive Capitalism, a movement of CEO leaders doing business in ways that lead to a more inclusive and sustainable economy to generate positive social and environmental impact.

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WHO WE ARE

"Featured in Innovate Miami book as Social Innovator for promoting the SDGs"

Social Impact Movement was founded in 2016 as Florida Nonprofit Corporation and in 2017 registered as a 501(c)(3) Federal Tax Exempt with the mission to connect people to social-related topics. After a year of interacting and working, we understood we could play an important role by ​linking Miami to the global conversation​. We decided to step up, taking the challenge – and the opportunity – ​ to act for the social change movement.​ 

The ​Agenda 2030​ framework was incorporated in early 2018 at our core mission. Our programs raise awareness, educate, and inspire our community to be the actors of social change on topics affecting our economy, our society, and our environment. Social Impact Movement SDGs programs educate and bring awareness through CSR events, workshops, live activations, and social media.

Social Impact Movement builds partnerships to promote social change in Miami by highlighting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Connecting business leaders, enterprises, organizations, and government, linking local social responsibility actions to the global goals.

We raise awareness on issues affecting our community and educate individuals about SDG themes related to: quality education, gender equality, climate action and life below water.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to elevate the conversation, inspire, integrate the stakeholders, while empowering our community to learn and take action at the global pressing issues affecting our Miami. Our mainstream program #SDGsInMiami focuses on integrating social and sustainable opportunities for improving the growth of the SDGs in Miami. In the past 2 years we have opened 25 SDG education spaces, including activations, events, and workshops, with more than 600 individuals served.

Our Mission

Social Impact Movement connects Miami to global topics, converging ideas, people, information, and resources related to the Sustainable Global Goals (SDGs). We foment environments to boost social change linking and highlighting SDGs’ initiatives taking place in Miami. Educating, creating events, workshops that facilitates an interactive dialogue among stakeholders from cross-sector industries.

Our Values

Among our peers and team members.

Imagining a world that has different values from what we see today.

Creating programs, events, content, and courses that are engaging, easy to implement, scalable, and replicable.

Aligning the inquiries of the world to learn with and from the world.

We meet people where they are.

Loving our shared humanity and our planet are baselines for creating lasting social change.

MEET OUR TEAM

Together the SIM team mobilizes individuals, businesses, and government to take action for the Sustainable Global Goals.

claudia-akel

CLAUDIA AKEL

CEO AND FOUNDER

arzu

ARZU TEKIR

BOARD PRESIDENT

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SCARLETT LANZAS

CO-FOUNDER AND BOARD VICE PRESIDENT

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CLAUDIA DURAN

BOARD MEMBER

andres

ANDRES GARCIA MONTOYA

TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL GOOD

julia

JULIA WILKINSON

BOARD MEMBER

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ERICK GAVIN

BOARD MEMBER

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TATE WIMBERLY

BOARD MEMBER

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Josie Blohm

SIM SDG 4 AMBASSADOR VOICES IN MIAMI

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MADELINE LEY

SIM SDG 5 AMBASSADOR

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Ghislaine Fandel

SIM SDG 13 AMBASSADOR 

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DANIEL KLEINMAN

SIM SDG 14 AMBASSADOR

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LIUBA ABREU

SIM SDG 16 AMBASSADOR & COMMUNITY MANAGER SDG IMPACT PLEDGE

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OLIVIA MARTIN-JOHNSON

VOICES IN MIAMI

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Jared Silverstein

COMMUNITY MANAGER

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Luis Moros

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
ACADEMIC LEAD
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Cameron Casados

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Victoria Ferrari

VICTORIA FERRARI

SDG AMBASSADOR MANAGER

Meet Our Specialist Collaborators

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Charisse Almeida

COPYWRITER & CONTENT SPECIALIST

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Seren Nurgun

SEO SPECIALIST

Our Former Ambassadors

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CINDY MAKITA

SIM SDG 5 AMBASSADOR

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CLAUDIA SEBASTIANI

SIM SDG 11 AMBASSADOR

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SCARLETT ARANA

SIM SDG 14 AMBASSADOR

Our Former Collaborators

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KAICI ALOUPIS

INTERN

steph

STEPHANIE ROLON

VOLUNTEER

Stepahine Wong

STEPHANIE WONG

FOUNDER AND HOST OF SOCIAL IMPACT WITH STEPHANIE

Yulia_Strokova

YULIA STROKOVA

FOUNDER AND CREATIVE LEAD OF IMPACT EDITION

Our 2021 Boston College Collaborators

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Isabel Faherty

antonio

Antonio Gillespie

ellie

Ellie Uhl

julia

Julia Homan