The Solar Ambassador Program is a year-long fellowship for college students who want to help a community-serving organization near their campus go solar! RE-volv trains ambassadors in crowdfunding, solar policy, community engagement, and project management. In turn, the Solar Ambassadors educate their campus communities about solar energy, develop a deep understanding of the energy sector, produce a tangible reduction in carbon emissions, and build a national network of environmental stewards. You can find more details here.
L-R: Derek Bussey, Theresa Isemann, Adam Tholen, Nathan Anderson, Hanna Sihler, Eric Egri, Michael Ballo
Project Lead: Derek Bussey
Team: Malarie O'Brien, Rose Hancock, Maria Karahalios, Levi Kohavi, Maryland Lewis, Cassandra Ratliff, Cathrine Sweeney, Kathryn Vandy
Partner: New Directions for Families in Myrtle Beach, SC
A family shelter that provides emergency and transitional housing, daily meals, a 30-day Back to Work/Back to Life program, a job readiness program, recovery classes, support groups, and individual case management.
Project Lead: Nathan Anderson
Team: Katherine Zavez
Partner: Morris Chapel Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA
A faith-based community development corporation that educates, empowers, and supports North Philadelphia residents through advocacy, youth development, and pastoral counseling programs.
Project Lead: Eric Egri
Team: Erica Bufkins, Derek Koundakjian, Michael Makwinski, Brooke Siegel
Partner: CLiCK in Windham, CT
The Commercially Licensed Cooperative Kitchen serves the community through a locally-based, sustainable, and healthy food system. CLiCK provides training in the culinary arts and nutrition, and leases kitchen space for small businesses.
Project Lead: Theresa Isemann
Team: Grace Berton, Riley Johnstone, Colin Joern, Gradon Konzen
Partner: Daybreak in Dayton, OH
An emergency shelter for runaway and homeless youth in Miami Valley. Its core services include housing, street outreach, and employment programs.
Project Lead: Hanna Sihler
Team: Hannah Buckley, Nicole Gallagher, Jeremy Lessard, Charles Misenti, Matthew Organ, Leah Soloway, Remy Watt
Partner: Camp Ketcha in Scarborough, ME
A youth development organization that offers preschool, afterschool, horsemanship, and team-building services. Strives to connect children with the land through wilderness programs, and their flagship Summer Day Camp.
Project Leads: Louis Liu, Adam Tholen
Team: Luke Anderson, Spencer Fricke, Jacob Ng
Partner: Porchlight in Madison, WI
Porchlight's Emergency Shelter, Hospitality House, and Safe Haven facilities provide housing, meals, washrooms, and counseling for the homeless and mentally ill.
Project Lead: Michael Ballo
Team: Anne Barlas, Lukas Guillien, Jessica Hufford, Karthik Palaniappan, David Staron, Clayton Thompson
Partner: River Revitalization Foundation in Milwaukee, WI
An urban rivers land trust that protects the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic Rivers. The RRF aims to improve water quality and establish a parkway for public access, walkways, recreation, and education.
To see the Solar Ambassador teams from previous years, check out the Solar Ambassador Alumni page!