It’s Mutual: Hike Clerb and Girl Trek

July 15, 2021 Issue No. 11

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It’s Mutual is a monthly feature where we share nonprofits and organizations that inspire us. We’ve donated to both of the nonprofits below, and encourage you to do so as well. 

Hike Clerb

Hike Clerb is an LA based intersectional women’s hike club and 501c(3) founded in 2017 by changemaker, Evelynn Escobar. Inspired to take action by the lack of representation of people of color in the outdoors, Hike Clerb was born as a radical solution to this issue and more. We are equipping Black, Indigenous, women of color with the tools, resources and experiences they need to collectively heal in nature from Los Angeles and beyond.


GirlTrek, the largest public health nonprofit for African-American women and girls in the United States. With 1 million members, GirlTrek encourages women to use walking as a practical first step to inspire healthy living, families, and communities. As women organize walking teams, they mobilize community members to support nthly advocacy efforts and lead a civil rights-inspired health movement.

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