When a Category 5 hurricane bears down on low-income neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County, women don't always have the resources to leave. "They're caring for children and elderly relatives. And they're often living paycheck to paycheck," says Yoca Arditi-Rocha, executive director of the CLEO Institute. Its Empowering Resilient Women program, which will receive funding from our grant, will give 200 women a crash course on climate science, civics and public speaking, as well as provide the financial, emotional and leadership skills to face the stress of Miami's increasing vulnerability to storms. "Our graduates are talking to mayors and elected officials and telling them to plant trees and repair leaking roofs in shelters," says Yoca. "Women are the first responders in natural disasters, but they also are disproportionately more vulnerable to our changing climate. They want climate action."