Three speakers opened the evening by sharing the story about their life’s work in Rotterdam South. First, Ton Wesselink, Director of the SS Rotterdam, elaborated upon the intermingled histories of the city, the citizens and the SS Rotterdam and the role the SS Rotterdam still has today in inspiring young Rotterdammers to follow their dreams. Second, Giovanni van Bronckhorst explained how his foundation, S.V. GIO, enables children to become a captain of their own future. Finally, Annet van Otterloo showed the value of citizen-led development by the Afrikaanderwijk Coöperatie.