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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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    Start:Empowerment infuses social and environmental justice frameworks across academic subject areas to introduce more diverse content, drive student growth, and generate community impact.

  • We do this by  listening  to teachers and other leaders in education,  tailoring  our curriculum to their specific needs.

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

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


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START:EMPOWERMENT has worked with 7 schools and over 2,500 students to create and implement social and environmental justice education and programming. 

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

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Hire START:EMPOWERMENT to speak at events, conduct workshops, or guest lecture in your community course on the importance of social justice, environmental justice, food justice, decolonization, land repatriation/rematriation  and more! 

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  Community organizing is key to creating change. We support the community by engaging students, supporting existing networks,  advocating for progressive policy, contributing to local mutual aid and community fridge projects, and running a mini-grant program.

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  • Receive S:E's quarterly zine that highlights grassroots stories from the source and BIPOC led-organizations focusing on environmental justice and food justice.

  • Get to poll on upcoming content and gain behind-the-scenes access in our Patreon community.

  • A special subscription to the S:E newsletter with hidden features such as discounts, special access to events, and more!

(Perks subject to tier.)

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Join our patreon community


Support Start:Empowerment's work on Patreon and receive perks like:

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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