Family Profile: Gretchen Dahlkemper

Who are you?

My name is Gretchen Dahlkemper and I live with my three children –including two tweens – in Point Breeze.

Tell us what makes you extra awesome!

I am a co-founder and leader of Our Kids’ Climate, an international coalition bringing together a global network of climate-parent leaders and organizations in a call for bold climate action. Our Kids’ Climate is parents, grandparents and families from around the world, and we are acting to protect the children we love – and children everywhere – from the threats posed by the current climate crisis and air pollution.

What are the names and ages of your children?

Reinaldo (10), Fiona (8), Declan (6)

What are your kids doing that is super cool?

We really love the theater program at Philly PACK

Why do you call the Philadelphia area home and what makes it a special place to raise tweens?

I came to Philadelphia reluctantly but I hope to never leave! I love the small town feeling and the fact that I will always run into someone I know!

How can we learn more about your project?

Visit online at and follow on Facebook.