Director of Service Learning for Green Empowerment, Year 2

DIRECTOR OF SERVICE LEARNING

Grant Type: 

  • Leadership Program

Fellows: 

Award Date: 

May 2008

Amount: 

30,000

Location: 

Portland, OR

To provide a second year of funding for Jason Selwitz as Director of the Service Learning Department.  Green Empowerment (GE) works with NGO partners in developing countries in southeast Asia and Latin America to develop renewable energy and potable water projects in rural subsistence-level communities. GE’s role is to provide technical expertise, limited manpower, and a funding source to local NGO partners for these projects. GE works with micro-hydro, wind, and photovoltaic technologies. Jason will receive a second year of funding to provide continuity in his new position as Director of the Service Learning Department, allowing him to expand and institutionalize this new Department, which is the outreach and education arm of the organization. The primary goal of the Service Learning Department is to educate U.S. citizens about renewable energy and water issues in the developing world by engaging them to participate in educational workshops and GE’s technology installation projects around the world. Jason will continue to be responsible for managing GE’s partnerships with universities, and for the workshops and installation projects that GE sponsors.

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