Chapter Mission

The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) was founded in 1977. It is a resource for energy professionals designed to ensure their input regarding discussions and developments of energy policies regulations, research and development technologies, and environmental issues.

The purpose of AABE is:
  • To serve as a resource for African Americans and other minorities regarding policy discussions on economic, social and political impact of environmental/energy policies.
  • To ensure involvement of minorities in governmental energy policymaking by recommending capable, perceptive and well-versed personnel to appropriate officials.
  • To encourage the public and private sectors to be responsive to the dilemmas, goals and aspirations of minorities in energy-related fields.
  • To provide scholarships and financial aid to encourage minority students to pursue careers in energy-related fields.
Our Vision
AABE NYMAC’s vision is to keep energy professionals aware of and up-to-date on energy issues, and to facilitate member input in such policy discussion and development.

Our Mission
AABE NYMAC’s mission is to provide energy professionals, executives, entrepreneurs, and students a pathway to learn more about the energy industry through education, mentoring, community service and business networking.

Our Goals
In addition to the four (4) principal goals of AABE, AABE NYMAC seeks to:
  • To build AABE NYMAC membership, with representation from ‘all aspects’ of the energy industry (Con Edison, KeySpan/National Grid, LIPA, PSC, etc);
  • To establish partnerships with other non-profits groups (NYUL, NAACP, Community centers, Sororities and Fraternities);
  • To mentor members on career development;
  • And to mentor students with a program designed to facilitate scholarship opportunities and career development.
Our Benefits
Benefits of AABE NYMAC membership include:
  • Forums for exchanging information and ideas pertaining to the energy industry.
  • Networking opportunities through its monthly program meetings, seminars, workshops, and the annual national AABE conference.
  • Complimentary membership to the AABE NYMAC listserve – which provides information about all chapter events/functions/opportunities.
  • Professional recognition in the industry.
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