SustainUS

U.S. Youth for Justice and Sustainability

Grandville, MI   |  www.sustainus.org

Mission

SustainUS is a youth-led organization advancing justice and sustainability by empowering young people to engage in advocacy at the domestic and international levels.

Ruling year info

2005

Executive Coordinator

Orion Camero

Main address

2885 Sanford Ave SW #26379

Grandville, MI 49418 USA

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Formerly known as

SustainUS: The U.S. Youth Network for Sustainable Development

SustainUS: U.S. Youth for Sustainable Development

EIN

02-0710054

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

International Environment, Population & Sustainability (Q38)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

SustainUS's vision is a world free from systemic injustice.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Agents of Change

Brings delegations of youth (18-29) to international conferences, particularly at the United Nations, to advocate for sustainability

Population(s) Served
Adults

Provides trainings in communications, storytelling, media, advocacy, policy and organizing to youth and youth-based organizations working to advance justice and sustainability.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Judith O'Connor Memorial Award for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders 2010

BoardSource

Inaugural Year Honoree 2009

Clinton Global Initiative University

Affiliations & memberships

U.S. Climate Action Network 2021

Climate Action Network - International 2021

Power Shift Network 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of members from priority population attending training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Agents of Change

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our ability to provide trainings was significantly impacted by COVID-19, as we depended on negotiations organized by international institutions, which were largely canceled in 2020.

Number of policymakers or candidates reached

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Agents of Change

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Policymakers only. We do not interact with candidates. Our work was significantly impacted by COVID-19, because the international institutions where we normally reach policymakers did not meet.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We seek to end systemic injustice as manifested by unsustainable practices worldwide and the suffering that this lack of sustainability causes to all life on Earth.

SustainUS mobilizes US youth at key political moments to push political leaders, multinational institutions, and other global actors to stand on the side of justice. Our members are present at key climate discussions both domestically and internationally.

We have developed a recruitment and training process that teaches youth skills in policy, media, communications, storytelling and advocacy to help change the story and media narrative around key sustainability issues, as well as advocating directly to decision makers at the national and international levels. Over the years we have trained hundreds of youth in these skills, many of whom have taken their learnings to various fields and industries.

We have trained nearly 1,000 youth and successfully helped shift international decision making on sustainability issues, primarily at the United Nations, and helped to support and grow coalitions advancing sustainability issues. We will expand our reach to more youth and more places of power in the coming years.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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SustainUS

Board of directors
as of 2/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Kyle Gracey

Data for Progress

Term: 2014 - 2021


Board co-chair

Bernadette Rodgers

Kyle Gracey

Data for Progress

Louise Yeung

New York City Department of Transportation

Jean Su

Center for Biological Diversity

Danniele Fulmer

Conservation International

Orion Camero

SustainUS

Collin Rees

Oil Change International

Tina Luciano

ACC Mortgage

Bernadette Rodgers

Portland State University

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/22/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

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Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/22/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.