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ENERGY CONSERVATION CORPS

For more than 7 years, our initiative for at-risk, young adults has been a beacon of light for disadvantaged young adults in our communities that are often on the brink of poverty.”

The Energy Conservation Corps is an innovative and award-winning model that provides underutilized young adult workers and individuals facing barriers with an opportunity to retool their skills and find employment success in the growing and high demand industry of energy efficiency/building performance. Our initiative targets atrisk young adults who are facing significant challenges in our local communities and who are searching for a positive career pathway and opportunity to build leadership through service.

The ECC Program provides these young adults with alternative industry training that includes classroom instruction in national protocols and standards that lead to certification, on-the-job training as Corps members perform work on homes under the supervision of a licensed contractor, and apprenticeship training with private sector industry employers.

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MENTORSHIP

Our initiative has produced TWO National AmeriCorps Members of the Year (2012, Ladine “JR” Daniels and 2016, Tim Gunn), who were selected from more than 32,000 Corps members across the country for their outstanding service .

Soft Skills

Just as important, upon beginning the program, Corps members are matched with a mentor to receive continuous “soft skills” training in the following areas:

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