Arielle Clarkson is the founder of The Paul Clarkson Foundation, a non-profit based in the Dallas, Texas whose primary mission was to build community power through education, organizing, research, and healing. Clarkson was also a member of BYP100, an activist member‐based organization of Black youth 18-35-year-olds, dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people. Both organizations served as a platform dedicated to fighting inequality socially and economically. Her campus involvement included the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. She was also a 2014 Texas League of Young Voters Fellow.