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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is an initiative of the World Economic Forum, which comprises over 10,000 young people based in more than 420 cities in 170 countries and territories. We are organized into a network of Hubs dedicated to creating local impact. Together, we form a powerful source of grass-roots knowledge and global youth perspectives. Global Shapers take action on issues they care about, engage in local and global policy discussions, and collaborate with other national and international Hubs to make waves.