WE EXIST IN OUR DREAMS.
WE BELIEVE FEELINGS ARE OUR POWER. 
CURIOSITY IS OUR FUEL.
WE CREATE VALUE. 
WE EDUCATE AND ENCOURAGE.
WE BREAK THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN DREAMS AND REALITIES.
WE STAND ON THE GROUND AND LOOK AT THE STARS.
WE ARE HERE AND NOWHERE. 
 
FIND INSPIRATION IN MEANINGFUL BUSINESS AND LIFE

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IMPACT.EDITION IS A DIGITAL MEDIA HUB ABOUT ORDINARY PEOPLE DOING EXTRAORDINARY THINGS.
 
OUR MISSION: TO DRIVE A POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE AND INCLUSIVITY IN MIAMI VIA INSPIRING STORYTELLING ABOUT LOCAL CHANGEMAKERS WHO CREATE A POSITIVE IMPACT EITHER THROUGH THEIR BUSINESS PRACTICES, PRODUCTS OR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.
 
WE ARE PROUD TO SERVE A TRULY DIVERSE AUDIENCE BY CONNECTING STUDENT STARTUPS, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, IMMIGRANTS-POWERED VENTURES, SMALL SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS, YOUNG ARTISTS TO EXPAND THEIR REACH. WE ALSO RECOGNIZE SUBSTANTIAL ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS IMPACT INVESTING FIRMS, ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS, ENTERPRISES THAT EMPOWER PEOPLE OF IMPACT.
 
WE CONSISTENTLY CONTRIBUTE TO EDUCATING, INSPIRING, AND MOBILIZING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY TO ACHIEVE THE UN’S SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. 

EMPOWERING COMMUNITY

 

Impact.Edition serves to empower people with best practices, creative solutions, positive attitude to make a lasting impact.

JOURNALISM MATTERS

 

We provide free media coverage and editorial support for social entrepreneurs, changemakers, non-profit activists to help them share their voice, knowledge, experience for a better world and broader representation. 

MEASURABLE IMPACT

 

We are one of the first media organizations that integrated impact indicators based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals to measure its performance, and we regularly participate in key media industry events and global gatherings of changemakers.  

INCLUSIVITY

 

We are proud to serve a truly diverse audience by intentionally connecting groups underrepresented in mainstream media including student startups, non-profits, immigrants-powered ventures, small social entrepreneurs, young artists to expand their reach. 

INSPIRE COLLABORATION

 

We  are aimed to drive cross-sectoral collaboration for collective action  through our high stakeholders engagements, community partners’ influence and its social capital, including local artists and culture creators into business-social dialogue.  

CONNECT CHANGEMAKERS

 

Our Ambassador program is designed to create, connect, and showcase a community of people who inspire and educate others to live a meaningful life.  

'I SEE THE CHANGE'

Multimedia Art project comprised of artfully curated photography exhibited on bus stop shelters in key Miami-Dade neighborhoods. 

[WHO WE ARE]

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YULIA STROKOVA

IMPACT.EDITION

Founder&Creative Lead

MBA, Ph.D.

 

Yulia is a tenacious, passionate communications professional with over 15 years of experience in journalism, corporate communications, public relations, brand marketing, and content development. Her extensive work in the field of corporate social responsibility, impact investing and civic engagement, has been resulted in the launch of IMPACT.EDITION. Yulia loves bold ideas, impactful experiences, ambitious challenges, fast-paced startups and energizing conversations. She holds an MBA degree from Florida International University and a Ph.D. in journalism from Lomonosov Moscow State University.   

 

 

 

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SAMANTHA SCHALIT

IMPACT.EDITION

Content&Community Lead

 

 

​Multi-passionate and curious, Samantha went into journalism and digital advertising. And in that work, her fascination with the intersection of storytelling, art, and technology only grew. Samantha’s driven by the belief we should leave the world better than we found it. The cornerstone of that mission is using her skills as a writer, strategist & producer to connect her community to their own stories. With years of experience in creative digital strategy & production, Samantha helped many brands to find its voices through style and digital content development. She was born and raised in Miami. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in creative writing and journalism. ​

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SOFIA  ZUÑIGA

IMPACT.EDITION

Social Impact Writer 

 

Sofia is an aspiring journalist who hopes to amplify other’s voices and forms of expression through her work. Previously, she held leadership positions in her school’s social media team, blog staff, yearbook committee, and Gay Straight Alliance. Focusing on helping other individuals express themselves through writing and art, she was recognized as a Silver Knight Honorable Mention in the Journalism category. With an interest in community engagement and promoting social awareness, she hopes to educate the public on social issues and community efforts. She is working towards her Bachelors in Digital Journalism, a Minor in Social Media and E-Marketing Analytics, and a certificate in Queer Studies from Florida International University.

 

 

 

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KACIE  BROWN

IMPACT.EDITION

Social Impact Writer 

 

Kacie masters the forms of creative expression with words and without. She is a professional musician and writer originally from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. With this unique blend of creative skills and passion for social justice and music, she is eager to amplify the voices of community changemakers. Kacie earned a Bachelor of Music in saxophone performance with a certificate in journalism from Indiana University, where she is currently pursuing a Master of Music as an associate instructor.

 

[OUR OUTSTANDING PARTNERS]

VIDEO ART

Frank Dean

SCULPTURE

Tristen Rob