All partners are trusted community educators with extensive experience working on sustainability and strong cultural ties with diverse, low- to moderate-income communities. Smart Grid education will become part of their holistic approach to engaging constituents in energy work, which involves addressing energy as it relates to people's everyday lives and priorities, e.g., through housing, youth development, senior, nutrition, and other programs. Interns from UIC will be trained and assigned to work with community partners. They will also conduct their own on-campus Smart Grid project with UIC students. Work will start in January 2015 and conclude at the end of the year.
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