State of Poverty Blog

Celebrating Women in Weatherization – Sonia Cruz

Posted on June 11, 2024 Posted By

Sonia Cruz – Lead Technical Instructor, Earth Forward Group, Connecticut How did you first get interested and involved in weatherization? By pure chance. As a displaced worker, I was referred to...

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Celebrating Women in Weatherization – Danielle Safford

Posted on May 28, 2024 Posted By

Danielle Safford – Weatherization Program Coordinator, Oregon How did you first get interested and involved in weatherization? My brother-in-law was an HVAC contractor working for a local...

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Celebrating Women in Weatherization – Michele York

Posted on May 14, 2024 Posted By

Michele York – BIL Program Specialist, New Hampshire How did you first get interested and involved in weatherization? I have always loved the idea of solar and wind. I joined the Loudon Alternative...

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Celebrating Women in Weatherization – Jennifer Lewis

Posted on April 30, 2024 Posted By

Jennifer Lewis – Sr. Weatherization Programs and Evaluation Manager, Washington How did you first get interested and involved in weatherization? I was a 2009 ARRA hire as an Energy Auditor for a...

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Celebrating Women in Weatherization – Molly Carmichael

Posted on April 16, 2024 Posted By

Molly Carmichael – Administrative and Billing Coordinator, Missouri How did you first get interested and involved in weatherization? I actually stumbled into the position. I didn’t know much...

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Celebrating Women in Weatherization – Fanni Azueta

Posted on April 2, 2024 Posted By

Fanni Azueta – Energy Services Manager, California How did you first get interested and involved in weatherization? “I initially ventured into weatherization seeking a more stimulating role...

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The Positive Impact of Fair Wages: Supporting the Weatherization Workforce

Posted on November 2, 2023 Posted By

In the fight against poverty, the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) plays a pivotal role in improving energy efficiency and transforming lives through its dedicated workforce. Behind every...

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Empowering Weatherization Professionals: A Success Story from Southwest Georgia Community Action Council

Posted on September 11, 2023 Posted By

Dusniel Alvarez, the Housing and Energy Director at SW GA Community Action Council, shared the workforce challenges he has faced as a director of the WX program since 2015. The discussion centered on...

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Executive Director’s Blog Post – Summer 2023

Posted on August 29, 2023 Posted By

To say that it has been a hot summer is the greatest of understatements. Across the U.S., communities—rural, urban, and all in between—have been suffering under sweltering conditions with no...

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Building Green Futures: Empowering Careers in Weatherization

Posted on June 2, 2023 Posted By

The rapidly evolving fields of clean energy, energy efficiency and renewable energy have witnessed remarkable growth in recent years. However, individuals interested in pursuing careers in these...

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