Empowering Local Changemakers

For Global Impact

Seattle Shapers acknowledges that we are on the traditional land of the Coast Salish people, including the Duwamish People past and present. 

We honor with gratitude the land itself and the Duwamish Tribe. This acknowledgment doesn’t take the place of 

authentic relationships with indigenous communities but serves as a first step in honoring the land we are on.  

See how Seattle Shapers is taking this land acknowledgment to the next level with the Shared Spaces Foundation.

The Seattle Hub of Global Shapers is a diverse group of change-making Seattleites who are passionate about improving the world, instigating change, innovating, and taking risks. We collaborate with local communities, local organizations, and other Global Shaper hubs around the world to address local and global issues we care about to create a positive impact.

If you are under 27 and want to take action on local or global issues, apply to join our hub! We accept applications on a rolling basis.

Recent Projects

Logo for the Heron's Nest Project

The Heron's Nest Project

We are committed to putting our organization’s land acknowledgment into action by working to return land to the Duwamish people. To honor that commitment, Seattle Shapers supports the Shared Spaces Foundation in reaching their fundraising goal for the Heron’s Nest Project through marketing and outreach activities. The Heron's Nest is aimed at preserving land for community use and repatriating it to the Duwamish people. Read more about the project here.

Image reads, the richest 10% of the world are responsible for almost 50% of the total day to day CO2 emissions. In the bottom corner, there is small text that reads, Statistics published by Oxfam International

We believe that voting-age adults in the Greater Seattle Area need to increase their knowledge of climate justice issues so that they can advance climate justice in the community. In order to address the knowledge gap, we created an online climate justice toolkit focused on educating the community about climate justice and highlighting ways that individuals can get involved.

A picture of a person pulling carrots out of the ground at the Tilth Farm.

Tilth Partnership

To support food security for seniors during COVID, we delivered 20,000 pounds of food to 80 seniors through the Tilth Produce Delivery Program and 400 hot meals to 36 seniors over a 2 month period through the ACRS/Tilth Alliance.

A person putting postcards in a mailbox that say, VOTE, on them


In collaboration with the Miami, Baltimore, Dallas, Orlando, and Oakland Hubs, Seattle Shapers worked to mobilize young people and diverse populations to become more civically engaged. Our hub sent out 346 get-out-the-vote letters and helped 16 people register to vote.

A group of Seattle Shapers collecting trash at Madrona Beach in Seattle.

ICC 2020

This past September, Seattle Shapers bagged 100 pounds of trash in Madrona Beach for the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup Day. Data collected during this and past events inform waste policy locally and globally.

What is Global Shapers?

The Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, envisions a world where young leaders are central to creating solutions and shaping policies. With over 11,000 members in 450 cities across 150 countries, our mission is to empower and connect young people to drive positive change through local projects, policy engagement, and global collaborations.