Grant Report Interview with Lyrica Maldonado of Uplift
Summary: Uplift Climate's Co-Director, Lyrica Maldonado, gives the grant report interview for their ITP project.
Uplift Climate’s youth-led network experienced a year of grief, growth and learning in 2020. In addition to the general effects of pandemic anxiety on top of eco-anxiety experienced by these young leaders, several of their community experienced the loss of family members due to COVID. Recognizing the need to connect and heal, members of the network came together for a series of online convenings on Saturdays throughout the fall and winter. The organization worked with skilled facilitators from the climate movement in the Southwest, which helped them to deepen their relationships and learn concrete ways to support each other, build community, and find creative concrete ways to keep their momentum alive within the context of virtual gatherings. Uplift added new paid staff in 2020, giving them a more solid foundation for the year ahead. Read more here.« Prev Next »