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All In Energy is founded in Massachusetts by co-founders Gabe Shapiro and Rouwenna Altemose with a mission to accelerate an inclusive clean energy economy. We decide to focus on a two-pronged approach to bring energy efficiency and renewable energy to underserved communities while increasing pathways into clean energy careers for individuals from underrepresented groups.
All In Energy is accepted into Boston University’s Summer Accelerator, a competitive program to help launch new startups. This program provides us with startup funding, free space at the BUild Lab, and a summer of mentorship and guidance. We hire our first summer interns, funded through the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s Clean Energy Internship Program.
We launch our first outreach campaign in Codman Square, Dorchester, to help families get access to no-cost home energy assessments through the statewide MassSave® energy efficiency program. Our core partners are the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation, who helps us network in the community. We also partner with Neeeco and Revise Energy, two MassSave® home performance contractors, to provide the energy assessments.
We attend our first of many community events, educating families in English and Spanish about no-cost home energy assessments at the House of Faith/Casa de Fe community block party. By the end of the summer, we’ve attended 12 community events and engaged our first 70 residents.
It's the end of the year! We’ve mentored 7 interns, most paid through the MassCEC’s Internship Program, to get experience in the clean energy industry. We’ve educated about 250 residents about energy saving options at 30 community events and our first 47 energy assessments have been completed.
We hire our first full-time staff member beyond Co-Founders Gabe and Rouwenna. Jared Johnson joins us as a Clean Energy Organizer, focusing on building partnerships and coordinating outreach in Dorchester and expanding our reach into neighboring Roxbury, Mattapan and Hyde Park.
We help our first residents overcome barriers to getting insulation in their homes after their no-cost home energy assessments. Take Essie, who we met during our presentation at her church in Roxbury. We signed her up and then helped her through numerous barriers, including repairing her boiler and getting approved for the Enhanced Residential Program. "Thanks to All In Energy, I just got my house insulated, for free. It wasn't easy. I ran into a lot of barriers. But All In Energy stuck with me. Now, my house is insulated and I'm looking forward to a warmer home and lower heating bills!" - Essie
As members of the Boston Affordable Energy Coalition (BAEC), we help to organize a “Love Your Block” Earth Day event . The festival engages the Codman Square community to celebrate the diverse cultural heritages of the neighborhood and educates residents on how to make the community and their homes more sustainable.
Rouwenna leads our team to victory in the Charity Warriors Challenge, a fundraising competition for female-led non-profit organizations. This is our first individual fundraising campaign and we raise over $48,000 in three weeks and inspire 300 new donors. Thank you to all our incredible supporters!!
Our first former interns return to work with us! Two Bunker Hill Community College graduates, Mamadou Balde, Spring 2019 Outreach Intern, and Serra Kilic, Fall 2018 Outreach Intern, return to work with us part time as an Event Representative and a Customer Action Coordinator, respectively. We are thrilled to support them to grow in their clean energy careers!
We launch our first official municipal program, in partnership with the City of Cambridge’s Community Development Department and Cambridge Energy Alliance. The program is focused on helping renters in 1-4 unit buildings get access to no-cost home energy assessments. Many renters are unaware they can benefit from the Mass Save® program by getting eligible instant savings measures such as LED light bulbs, high efficiency shower heads and programmable thermostats installed at no cost. We hire Corey Thompson as a full time Cambridge Clean Energy Organizer to lead the program.
We create our first technical position, a Rental Property Energy Advisor, in collaboration with our partners at Neeeco. This position is designed as a stepping stone into a career as an Energy Advisor. We hire Jean Alofan (fluent French, Portuguese, and over 7 African languages) at the recommendation of the Cambridge Community Learning Center for the role. He starts to do energy assessments for renters as the first step in his training to become a full Energy Advisor with Neeeco.
We expand our internship program to partner with the College for Social Innovation (CfSI) for the first time. CfSI’s focus on providing internship opportunities for first generation college students, students of color and low-income students aligns with our mission to increase clean energy job opportunities for individuals from underrepresented groups. Students who participate in the program receive a full semester of credit at their college for this professional experience.
Our events team is ramping up under the new leadership of Events and Outreach Director Julie Harris, and we launch our first canvassing team in Cambridge under the leadership of Jared Johnson. Renters are happy to learn about the no-cost home energy assessments and take advantage of them to save money and energy and have a positive impact on the environment. ”This has been extremely helpful for us. In fact, the house has been comparatively and consistently warmer than before after the installation of the new thermostat. All this for absolutely no cost makes it even better.”- Ashzabin, Cambridge Renter
We close out our first full calendar year. So far, 8 of our 14 past interns have landed their next internship or job in the clean energy industry, including working for Solstice, EPA Region 1, MassPIRG, the MassCEC and the Acadia Center. We’ve educated over 1,600 residents about energy efficiency and helped 400 households get no-cost home energy assessments, including 90 renters in Cambridge. 120 property owners have gotten weatherization jobs done. Collectively, this work is estimated to save our residents over $250,000/year on energy bills.
All In Energy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission is to advance an inclusive clean energy economy. We bring energy efficiency and renewable energy to underserved communities, while increasing job opportunities for diverse talent in the clean energy industry.