The Transwoman Empowerment Initiative (TEI) in Albuquerque, New Mexico is an organization built from the ground up by trans women of color. It is the only space in New Mexico solely staffed and operated on the thought leadership of trans women of color youth. Their philosophy is to create a culture of young people that is committed to being champions of trans justice in intuitions and societies that historically and continually oppress them. TEI does this by aiding trans youth in developing their private and public lives with a strong sense of self-worth. TEI is a fiscally-sponsored project of Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice.