About

A non-partisan, solutions-based organization pushing for local,
tangible solutions to a global challenge.

Chris Wilfong

Our Mission

Empower youth voices for climate action.

Our Approach

We aim to educate, empower, and activate youth.

KCI - Educate, Empower, Activate Youth

Educate

Illustrating global issues of climate change by educating youth through a solutions-based approach at the local scale.

Empower

Giving students ownership through the opportunity to investigate and invent tangible, local climate-solutions, and forums to best voice their ideas and concerns.

Activate

Open the door for students to take action on policies and climate solutions in their local landscapes, by engaging business and community leaders to co-create more sustainable, resilient communities.

Our Goal

We believe youth are key to solving the climate challenge because they influence and foster climate concern among their parents, communities, and decision-makers. Our goal is to develop a cohesive youth voice that influences decision-makers to embrace climate solutions. TCI aims to educate, empower and activate 10 million youth to reach this goal by 2025.

Our Origins

Kennebunkport, Maine is a special place. It’s the quintessential Maine town; complete with a small fishing village, a working harbor, beautiful beaches and an iconic lighthouse set against a rocky landscape. It’s also an endangered place. Kennebunkport abuts the Gulf of Maine, which is warming faster than any other body of water its size in the world. In 80 years, if we do nothing, much of this iconic New England town will be underwater. While we are a small town in Maine on the frontline of climate change, we could also be any town in this country…we are all facing futures impacted by climate change. But by bonding together we can decide what that future looks like.

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Our Team

Jono Anzalone

Executive Director

Leia Lowery

Leia Lowery

Director of Programs and Outreach

Louise Stephens

Louise Stephens

Director of Strategy

Meagan Cooper

Director of Communications

Kristina Madarang Stahl

Director of Development

Julia Anders

Development Associate

Luis Borrero

Content Marketing Specialist

Emily Ferrick

Digital Communications Coordinator

Monica Hanover

Adult Ally Ambassador | Special Projects Coordinator

Dave Jourdan

Science Community Liaison

Melissa Luetje

High School Science Teacher | TCI Curriculum Developer

Ariel Maldonado

Volunteer Coordinator

Hiromi Mizu

AmeriCorps Member

Caitlin Neal - Jones

Regional Coordinator - Louisiana

Amelie Panaccione

Amelie Panaccione

High School Ambassador | Intern

Janki Patel

Assistant Program Officer

Stephanie Rivas

Regional Coordinator - California

Javan Santos

Policy Manager

Maria Claudia Schubert-Fontes

Regional Coordinator

Pooja Tilvawala

Youth Network Strategic Consultant

Anne Giblin

Anne Giblin

Advisory Council

Katharine Hayhoe

Katharine Hayhoe

Advisory Council

Mike Judge

Advisory Council

Robert King

Advisory Council

Houston Kraft

Houston Kraft

Advisory Council

James Manyika

James Manyika

Advisory Council

Veerabhadran Ramanathan

Veerabhadran Ramanathan

Advisory Council

Francis Rooney

Francis Rooney

Advisory Council

John D. Sterman

John D. Sterman

Advisory Council

Jim Bean

Board of Directors

Tom Bradbury

Tom Bradbury

Board of Directors

Dr. Jennifer Brandon

Dr. Jennifer Brandon

Board of Directors

Harold Brooks

Board of Directors

Kimberly Henderson

Kimberly Henderson

Board of Directors

Pam Morgan

Dr. Pamela Morgan

Board of Directors

Andreata Muforo

Board of Directors

Billy Shore

Billy Shore

Board of Directors

Amy Tchao

Amy Tchao

Board of Directors

Kathryn Wendell

Kathryn Wendell

Board of Directors

Our Network

Together our passions can create a strong climate network and enact real change near and far.

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