Alliance for Climate Education

Alliance for Climate Education

ACE works at the nexus of youth, climate justice, and democracy. Since our founding in 2008, we have reached millions of youth as we: Educate young people about the climate emergency, and provide immediate opportunities to take action; Engage our Youth Action Network of 550,000+ in civic and climate advocacy

Alliance for Climate Education

ACE works at the nexus of youth, climate justice, and democracy. Since our founding in 2008, we have reached millions of youth as we: Educate young people about the climate emergency, and provide immediate opportunities to take action; Engage our Youth Action Network of 550,000+ in civic and climate advocacy opportunities that impact their communities; Train committed, active climate leaders to accelerate climate action through youth-led action teams; Increase diverse youth participation in our democracy by mobilizing them to engage in local and national elections; and Amplify youth voices to shift the narrative on climate change by telling their stories.

About the Organization:

ACE works at the nexus of youth, climate justice, and democracy. Since our founding in 2008, we have reached millions of youth as we: Educate young people about the climate emergency, and provide immediate opportunities to take action; Engage our Youth Action Network of 550,000+ in civic and climate advocacy opportunities that impact their communities; Train committed, active climate leaders to accelerate climate action through youth-led action teams; Increase diverse youth participation in our democracy by mobilizing them to engage in local and national elections; and Amplify youth voices to shift the narrative on climate change by telling their stories.

organizational budget

5 MILLION - 8 MILLION

existence for

11-15 YEARS

The Issue:

Young people are living on the frontlines of climate change, inheriting a world they did not create. AAPI youth, in particular, are facing air pollution from oil refineries in the Bay Area, fresh water threatened by pipelines in the Twin Cities, rising sea levels in the Pacific Islands. Contrary to the “model minority myth,” more Asian American, along with Latinx, families live in areas with poor air quality as a result of coal pollution, smog, and wildfires than any other demographic (EPA). And while AAPI youth see climate change as their top voting priority—more than any other racial or ethnic group in the US (AP Votecast Data) and 86 percent of Asian Americans support climate action (ecoAmerica), AAPI leaders remain underrepresented across the climate justice movement.

The Solution:

This pivotal moment demands bold, decisive action driven by millions of young people calling for sweeping climate solutions that meet the scale and urgency of the climate emergency. Across our work we amplify voices and leadership of AAPI youth. We engage our 550,000 member Youth Action Network in weekly opportunities to take civic and climate action. This year, we trained and empowered 270 Action Fellows to become powerful climate and democracy organizers—32 percent of Action Fellows are AAPI. We elevate stories of youth, like Anisa , to build representation in the climate movement, change the narrative on climate change, and inspire peers to take action. We mobilize tens of thousands of AAPI youth to build the power of the youth climate vote. Now we are poised to exponentially increase the most effective and targeted aspects of our work to tip the scales toward just climate solutions.

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