Who We Are
Citizen D is a network of talented individuals who work to support the skills, creativity, and entrepreneurship of communities. We work locally and globally in areas of urban horticulture, innovation, media, art, and youth. Our core values are dignity, humility, respect, perseverance, and optimism. We believe everyone deserves a community to share, an opportunity to succeed, and a contribution to benefit others.
What We Do
Citizen D inspires sustainable solutions. Our ethos is to exchange dependency for self-sufficiency by working with communities in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. Citizen D takes a grassroots approach to innovation, enabling communities to define problems and identify, pilot, and scale their own solutions in ways that benefit themselves and their communities by creating an ongoing “return on innovation.” Our focus themes are independent, but each is linked by a mission—to serve, lead, and empower.
Working Locally and Globally
Community, collaboration, and celebration are the watchwords of our efforts both at home and abroad. Based in Dallas, Texas, Citizen D realizes local and global solutions that are both practical and ethical. We find best practices to cross-pollinate between countries, such as Uganda and Kosovo, and urban communities in the U.S., such as Dallas and Brownsville.
Working locally and internationally reveals unique perspectives and opportunities for inspiration and application across diverse communities. Our partners include the University of Oxford, UNHCR (The United Nations Agency for Refugees), UNHCR Innovation, The Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity at SMU, buildingcommunityWORKSHOP, and the Lemon Tree Trust of Iraq and Jordan. We seek other committed programming partners.
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