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August 7 2012

And the award goes to...ACE!

ACE—the Alliance for Climate Education—wins this year's Connector Award for Engagement Leadership!

After last year’s first ever Connector Award for Engagement Leadership was presented to Washington Trails Association, we know you’ve been anxious to know…who will you choose for the 2012 award?

Can anyone match Washington Trails Association’s ability to connect with people both online and offline? And create a community of engaged activists who care passionately about creating a sustainable world?

It’s a tall order, but Groundwire is fortunate to work with some of the most engaging nonprofit organizations out there. In fact, we had a hard time choosing among several great social change movers and shakers. 

But there was one group that really stood out for us this year and we are thrilled to announce that the winner of this year’s Connector Award for Engagement Leadership is Alliance for Climate Education (ACE).   ACE Kids

ACE is an award-winning national nonprofit dedicated to educating America's high school students about the science behind climate change and inspiring them to do something about it—while having fun along the way. They’ve reached more than 1.3 million high school students, trained more than 1,900 environmental leaders and created 907 Student Action teams and the proof, as they say, is in the pudding— 33,900 students have joined Student Action teams at their school and are working to lower carbon emissions in their communities. 

Groundwire has been lucky enough to work with ACE since 2009, helping them create the relationship-building infrastructure and organizing strategy that powers their fast-growing, nationwide work. It’s been a true partnership, as Kara Muraki from ACE expressed: “Your team has been instrumental in allowing us to scale and mature at the rate we have over the past three years. Plus, you all are just fun to work with!”

Thanks Kara! The feeling is mutual. We are so proud to honor the great work of ACE!

Join us at our Connector Award Event on Tuesday, October 9th at Benaroya Hall. Come meet the great people behind ACE and help support and cheer on the excellent work of all of Groundwire’s partners in the community.

See you there!