Justice. Community. Sustainability.
Preparing the next generation of environmental leaders.
The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation is committed to creating an equitable Northeast Ohio. Organic Connects would like to thank the Fowler Family Foundation for their generous financial support.
Getting our youth and families outside!
Where the Outdoors and STEM/STEAM come together!
Check out Black and Brown folks doin' the Outdoors!
We are looking for Black and Brown folks who have experience or subject matter expertise in ANY outdoor profession or experience. Whether it is sailing, archery, golf, foraging, astronomy, or any of the other thousands of outdoor and/or environmental professions or activities, we want to hear about you (or someone you know who fits the bill)!
Hanging out with world-renowned bird expert David Lindo, a brother...with an accent!
Working with Camp Journey and LUCK - take care of your equipment and your equipment will take care of you!
Using two-way radios, RC Cars, and blindfolds to improve communication skills in a fun way!
Winter Camping in the Allegheny National Forest!
It was all downhill with Youth Outdoors at the
Cleveland Metroparks Chalet!
Two outstanding youth (recommended by OC) receive scholarships from Black Environmental Leaders.
Remembering Jacquie Gillon!
Special Thanks to Kim Smith Woodford and J.O.Y. for the $1,000 gift to Organic Connects, Inc.
BIOSOUL filming the skiing episode with ESPRIT and SYATT!
BIOSOUL filming snowboarding with SYATT and ESPRIT
at Boston Mills Ski Resort!
Reversing the narrative “That Black folks don’t do nature” by showing and telling the stories of the past and present.
If your organization, school, or youth program is interested in our off-the-shelf and customized programming, then let us know.
If you (or you know somebody)
Then we want to hear from you.
Organic Connects incorporates Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion into every aspect of the work that we do. We shape our programs and practices by fostering a supportive culture of community engagement from ranging perspectives that reflect the population we serve both internally and externally.
We strive to achieve Environmental Justice by reinforcing the importance of healthy communities, access to resources and nature, and by reframing the narrative that has contributed to the current social climate. The voices of our communities are deeply valued and have always and will continue to inform how we achieve the goals of this organization.
Address barriers of engaging urban communities with nature, promote healthy environments by increasing social awareness, and prepare the future green leaders of the world for the environmental workforce.
Through community partnerships and hands-on experiences, stakeholders of urban neighborhoods acquire the skills to self-sustain green communities and youth become well-qualified college applicants and internship candidates who address the inequities of environmental organizations and networks.
Studies show that among 300+ environmental organizations in the US, less than 12% of executive-level positions are occupied by people of color and even less take advantage of our national and local parks due to a lack of access and perpetuated social barriers. Organic Connects is working to reframe this narrative.