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The education and technology initiatives we support help keep our communities vibrant and prepare the workforce of tomorrow.
This summer, ComEd is helping 100 African American and Hispanic students from across Chicagoland get inspired to pursue careers in STEM. Alongside scientists and ComEd mentors, they will assemble, program and power their own personal Mars rover using a toolbox delivered right to their doorstep. Three days of building and coding will lead to an epic competition on our very own Martian landscape here in Chicago. Together, we’re igniting a passion for STEM and paving the way for a brighter, more diverse STEM workforce.
STEM careers are the future. But did you know that African Americans make up less than 5% of the STEM workforce in Illinois? ComEd is working to change that.
To celebrate Black History Month, ComEd is hosting Solar Spotlight. Students from around Chicagoland work alongside engineering mentors from ComEd and learn about renewable energy and STEM careers. Students are building portable solar suitcases that generate energy.
The suitcases are deployed to areas in need to power emergency lights, cell phones, and computers.
Rowe-Clark Math & Science Academy, the Exelon Campus of the Noble Network of Charter Schools, launched in the fall of 2007. Located in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago, the school serves 600 9-12th grade students. RCA is making college a reality for low-income students at rates that far exceed both national and district averages. Over 300 students have graduated since 2011 with 75% of the 2014 class enrolling in 4-year colleges and 24% enrolling in 2-year colleges.
Visit the school website to learn more about the campus and partnership, as well as how to apply.
Our Energy Force Ambassador Program was the country's first energy-efficiency education program taught by people with disabilities. Read below to learn more about our Energy Force team.
Meet Our Ambassadors
Presentations focus on the following energy-efficiency tips:
ComEd Energy Force Ambassadors belong to the following non-profit organizations:
For more information about the Energy Force Ambassador Program,
Since 2005, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and Exelon-ComEd have partnered to deliver critical after-school services to nine Chicago Public School grammar and high schools committed to keeping students on track for graduation, improving course grades and building leadership and pro-social behaviors.
The Stay in School Initiative (View Press Release) brings new resources into communities experiencing some of the highest dropout rates in the city. Stay in School delivers a holistic menu of wrap-around services to 2,000 students annually, drawing in the students' families, building students' academic and career skills with corporate mentors, and keeps them on track for graduation and college. Exelon-ComEd employees volunteer to teach seven workshop- style Saturday classes at the Exelon-ComEd office in Chicago and mentor students as they gain confidence and explore their professional strengths, competing for future internship positions with the company. Over the last 8 years, Stay in School has served 14,560 students, ages 13-20. During the 2013-14 school year an additional 2,000 students will be served.