Our Purpose

Front and Centered (formerly Communities of Color for Climate Justice) is a statewide coalition of organizations and groups rooted in communities of color and people with lower incomes; we’re on the frontlines of economic and environmental change. As thought leaders and organizers we build our agenda and strength with our grassroots community. Together we build power and capacity for a Just Transition that centers equity and is led by people of color.

Climate Justice

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Communities of color are coming together to center equity and justice in the climate change movement.

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Tomorrow’s Leaders of Color Set their Sights on Environmental Justice

Tomorrow’s Leaders of Color Set their Sights on Environmental Justice

At Front and Centered, we’re proud to share what we know with this impressive cohort. In the short amount of time with the, we were impressed by their compassion and eagerness to learn. Every day, it seems we need more and more leaders like them. While we learned our fair share, too, we hope that these fellows take their day of action into the work they set before themselves. We certainly can’t wait to see what they do.

Putting Environmental Justice on the Map

Putting Environmental Justice on the Map

In February, fifty experts from around the state convened for the Washington State Environmental Justice Mapping Symposium, a day-long working session aimed at identifying and illustrating the communities most impacted by pollution and climate change. Symposium participants represented a range of perspectives — from community-based organizations to academia to government agencies — and discussed methods for determining the illustrating the severity of health and economic impacts on communities all across the state.

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Principles for Climate Justice

– Acknowledge that past policies and decisions maintain a system of injustice –

– Follow the leadership, knowledge and expertise of communities disproportionately impacted –

– Use racial and economic analysis to drive decisions  –

– Use targeted strategies that create benefits for all –

– Create net environmental and economic benefits for communities of color and people with lower incomes –

21 Progress
Alliance for a Just Society
Asia Pacific Cultural Center
Asian Counseling and Referral Service
Asian Pacific Island Coalition Yakima Valley Chapter
Asian Pacific Islander Americans for Civic Engagement
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of Pierce County
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Snohomish County Chapter
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition South Puget Sound Chapter
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Spokane Chapter
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition King County Chapter
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition statewide organization
Casa Latina
Casa Latina
Central District Arts Forum
Centro Integral Educativo Latino de Olympia
Centro Latino Children’s Alliance
Coalition of Immigrants, Refugees, and Communities of Color
Colectiva Legal del Pueblo
Community Alliance for Global Justice
Community to Community
Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition / TAG
El Centro de la Raza
El Comité de Derechos Humanos de Forks
Entre Hermanos
Environmental Professionals of Color – Seattle
FEEST Seattle
Filipino American Political Action Group of Washington
Got Green
Hilltop Urban Gardens
InterIm CDA
Japanese American Citizens League Seattle
Khalsa Gurmat Center
Latino Community Fund
Loving Kindness Meditation Center – Tu Tam Temple
Mother Africa
Multicultural Self Sufficiency Movement
Na’ah Illahee Fund
NAACP – Seattle King County Chapter
NAACP – Tacoma Chapter
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum- Seattle Chapter
Native Youth Leadership Alliance
Nonprofit Assistance Center
Organization of Chinese Americans
Progreso: Latino Progress
Puget Sound Sage
Rajana Society
Refugee & Immigrant Services NW
Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority
Southwest WA LULAC Council 47013
Statewide Poverty Action Network
Tigrai Community
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
Urban League, Tacoma
Washington CAN!
Washington State Budget & Policy Center
Women of Color Speak Out
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience