AABE Does Good Work

The AABE is the largest and most productive professional organization when it comes to ensuring that African Americans and other minorities have a voice in the critical discussions around energy policy. To continue our important work we need your support.

Key AABE initiatives include:

The AABE Institute

  • Training Institute works with countries in Africa and the Caribbean whose energy resources do not meet the needs and comfort of their citizenry and businesses. To find out more click here (link to Training Institute Page)
  • The Leadership Institute offers seminars to prepare individuals for senior leadership positions in the energy industry. To find out more click here

Rufus D. Gladney Scholars Program

Encouraging and supporting careers in energy.

One of the biggest financial responsibilities parents and students face is escalating college costs. These scholarship funds are used to provide needed scholarship dollars to deserving students.

  • Provide scholarships to students who plan to study in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines
  • For 2012 and beyond we have made a commitment to increase our scholarship support so that accepted students with an interest in energy can better afford the costs of college. Our goal is to improve the number of qualified energy graduates that the industry desperately needs.
  • Through our mentorship programs we will encourage more young people to pursue careers in energy.

Community Outreach and Education

Improve energy literacy through community education. Your support allows us to:

  • Educate our communities – giving them a better understanding of their energy costs and ways that they can manage their energy usage, save money and improve their environmental footprint.
  • Work with schools to incorporate energy education at every education level
  • Perform critical research that identifies the opportunities and challenges to ensuring that minorities are engaged and involved in the energy industry

National Conferences and Webinars

The AABE national conference brings together energy professionals to discuss the economic and social impacts of environmental and energy policies on African Americans and other minorities. Energy professionals from around the country come together with industry leaders to discuss the most critical energy issues of the day. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, click here. (link to sponsorship letter, levels and form)

Your support of the American Association of Blacks in Energy can help.

For more information on how you can support the AABE, please contact:
Natasha Freeman, VP Operations at 202-683-2080 ext. 116

Financial contributions to the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) are tax deductible.

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