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Hi. We're

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Start:Empowerment is a Queer & BIPOC led nonprofit at the nexus of climate education and environmental justice organizing.


We are committed to providing high-quality social-environmental justice education and programming, skills-based training, and grassroots organizing support to youth and communities of color.


Our mission is to mobilize education and activism to achieve social -environmental justice and liberation for all.

We want to work with you to transform your classroom & curricuLA & communities; we have the revolutionary services to help you accomplish all of that and more.


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Listen | Create | Impact

By listening to teachers and other education advocates interested in promoting climate awareness, in addition to environmental practitioners, organizers, and activists, we create a blended learning experience that fosters action-based public events + curriculum tailored to classroom and/or community needs.

Furthermore, we bridge education and action through our organizing work in partnership with other grassroots groups bringing students and youth into the fold as the next generation of changemakers.

Start:Empowerment is proud to have impacted 2,500+ students, teachers, and future organizers across New York and Texas.


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START:EMPOWERMENT has worked with 7 schools and over 3,700 students.

Gain access to our suite of curriculum and/or invite us to develop custom content for you.

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START:EMPOWERMENT has reached over 13,000 people through speaking engagements + over 4,500 people via workshops and public events.

Let your audience be the next.

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 START:EMPOWERMENT is proud to organize in community with others.

We'd love to work with you whether you are with a community fridge or a campaign.

Production Credit: @honeyantjosh

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Support Start:Empowerment's work by giving what you can today.

Your contribution will pay for things like payments for our public education events speakers, operating costs for our team, and material costs for our classroom projects.

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Our Clients

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New York University's

College & Career Lab

Our Partners

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NYC Dept. of Education's (DOE) Office of Sustainability

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