Co-Empowered Learning with Youth, Communities & Nature



  Students from Bayamón tell their story about how design thinking works.  

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What if young people could tap into the power that comes from  life itself?
What if they found meaningful, healing purpose,
and connected with nature and other people to co-create a just and abundant world?
What if that happened 'in school?'
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Regenerative Learning

Frameworks for learning based on the interrelatedness and coherence of life

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Resilient Communities

Tools and strategies for uniting with schools to boost collective

change making 

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Designing Your Life

Tools and strategies for designing your flourishing life based on your strengths and values. 

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Learning In the Age of Climate Disasters

Forthcoming from Routledge, end 2022

When faced with extinction, draw power from the roots of life. How might we tap into the gifts Nature has given us to co-create lives full of love, justice and abundance beyond our futurephobia?

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US Coast Guard Academy 

2020-2021 +

From activities to support Coastal Resilience class to connecting with community leadership and needs, we are using regenerative principles and community co-design to drive change and model leadership and innovation.

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Acción Climatica Júvenil

2020-2021 +

Teamed up with four schools, two universities,  two professors, community leaders, a host of students and 3 engineers, we are looking at whether decolonial design thinking can add process tools to community power to drive change and add to well-being.

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"I feel like I could land in any challenging situation and work with others to figure it out."         
-Kurt, 2015

Join The Movement!  


Design Education and Lifelong learning to cultivate belonging and shape collaborative community responses to climate change and other complex issues


Find your path: add purpose and meaning to your life

Learn about and tap into the power of life found in nature, self, and community.

join teachers and youth moving to redefine and co-empower resilience with agency

learn how to CO-Create the world we want to live in

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"The best thing about working with young people is that they haven't been trained to think inside the box. Anything is possible. That's what innovation for the future needs."

                                                 --Craig Covil, ARUP

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Some of our collaborations have included:  Innova Ed's (Re)School, Currently, Eco-Exploratorio, Impacto Juventud, Simposio Co-Creando (NSF, UPR-M, and Instituto para Desarollo de las Comunitarias), RISE Network-PR, El Pueblo Unido Program, ResilientSEE, Resilience By Design Lab, Royal Roads University (BC), US Coast Guard Academy, ACUTAS, FEMA/HHS, Echar Pa'lante, Escuela Especializada Francisco Manrique Cabrera, Escuela ARS Guayanilla, PR DE, PRITS, Operación Exito, Westchester Refugee Initiative, Students for Refugees, Golf This Spring, USCG Sector San Juan, Girls Paint Africa Green, Syria Fund, Sousa Mendes Foundation...

For examples of archived work in New York before 2018, see