Seattle Global Shapers
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.
What are we are working on right now?
Gimmie Your Stimmie
Gimmie Your Stimmie is a stimulus check donation matching initiative by our hub and Global Shapers Philadelphia. We have committed to matching donations (both financially and in volunteer hours) to local organizations focused on Food Security, particularly targeting BIPOC communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our objective is to encourage community members who are in financially secure situations to provide support to others nearby.
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 is supporting 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.
Climate Justice Toolkit
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 are creating a climate justice toolkit focused on local issues and policies. We are developing a podcast and a web platform to educate the community about climate justice and highlight ways that communities can get involved.
Help us address climate change and environmental equity! We are working on a project to understand more about car maintenance in the area. Can you spare 2 minutes to share anonymous data around your car ownership and maintenance?
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.