Expanding Networks for Climate Action in Front Line Communities

By Waverley Street Foundation

Tuscaloosa, Alabama just experienced one of its warmest December days ever. Daytona Beach, Florida is at risk of increased flooding as sea levels continue to rise. Jackson, Tennessee sits in the heart of Tornado Alley, and is vulnerable to more frequent extreme weather. 

These cities may face exceptional threats from climate change — but they also have the potential to lead the way with transformational, community-focused climate actions. They, and many other cities across the U.S., are home to Black colleges and universities that are partnering with United Negro College Fund and its Institute for Capacity Building (ICB)…