Founded by two sisters from New York City during their High School years, Climigrate is a nonprofit that seeks to educate at-risk populations on climigration (the forced migration of a population due to climate change) as well as extreme weather preparedness. Through film based outreach as well as their website, climigrate.org, they are facilitating a dialogue on the topics of climigration and climate refugees. Their website provides a live bulletin board of educational information, updates, and an option to donate directly to climate refugees.
Ava Goldman (19), is a Sophmore at The University of Michigan, Ross School of Business. She is the co-founder of Climigrate. At Michigan, Ava is a member of the Michigan Stocks and Bonds Club (Philanthropy Chairman), Victors Value Investments (Recruitment Head), and Banking at Michigan (Financial Analyst).
When she is in New York, Ava works along side her sister- conducting research with professor Yuri Gorokhovich of Lehman College. She studies extreme weather preparedness and uses GIS mapping software to pinpoint regions in New York that are both unprepared and prone to extreme weather (hurricanes, tornadoes etc.) Bettering communities at home and abroad is her deep passion. Ava has earned many distinctions, most proudly
"The Academic Excellence Award" from Gale Brewer, The Manhattan Borough President. As well as a Hometown Hero award, by her High School.
Brooke Goldman (17), is a high school Senior at Eleanor Roosevelt in New York City where she is interested in journalism and economics. At school Brooke is the Captain of the Finance and Investment Club and Founder of The Euro Challenge Club, in which she competes annually. Outside of school Brooke serves as the Manhattan reporter for Lady Gaga's - Channel Kindness; part of the Born Way Foundation. She has had numerous articles published and is part of a book currently at press. Additionally, appointed by councilman Keith Powers, she serves on Community Board Six and two of it's subcommittees, Business and Street Affairs and Health and Education.