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Start: Empowerment is a BIPOC-led social and environmental justice education non-profit working with youth, educators, activists, and community members to implement justice-focused education and programming in schools and community spaces.


Our mission is to use education as a tool 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 2,500 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, workshops, and guest lectures.

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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