A diverse network of students and professionals in Portland working locally to make an impact globally
Green Empowerment’s Associate Board gives young adults a clear pathway to volunteer service in Portland, builds the capacity of our city’s future leaders and infuses our work with new and creative ideas that amplify our impact. This group convenes on a monthly basis at the Green Empowerment office in downtown Portland to:
Advise on Green Empowerment initiatives and efforts to increase our visibility
Build skills and learn more about international development and sustainability
Expand their professional networks and connect with others who share their values
Make a meaningful difference to the communities we support around the world
In addition to the shared activities above, current members have individual work plans to ensure their unique interests are fulfilled through this program – from improving Spanish language skills to learning more about renewable technologies to participating in local advocacy. More information about each member is coming soon!
Ary Hashim, Student at Lewis & Clark University
Paul Hawkins, Contractor at Bonneville Power Administration
Caitlin Horsley, Sustainability Manager at Portland General Electric
Reilly Loveland, Project Manager at New Buildings Institute
Ferman Mock, Local and Regional Marketing Associate at Vacasa
Carly Vendegna, Program Analyst at Lockheed Martin
Melanie Billings-Yun, Board Liasion
Interested in connecting with one our members to learn about their experience with Green Empowerment? Contact Development Manager, Kristen Grauer.
Young professionals commit to:
A service period of 12 months that can be renewed twice, consecutively
Attending monthly meetings, missing no more than two meetings per year
Attending additional Green Empowerment events or meetings, as needed
Dedicating no more than 8 hours a month to board activities
At this time, this group is open to young adults between the ages of 21 and 40 who live in the Portland Metro Area. We seek members from diverse ethnic, cultural and professional backgrounds, with an interest in one or more impact areas related to Green Empowerment’s work including, but not limited to: renewable energy, international development, sustainability, environmental conservation, health, community organizing, engineering or social justice.
To ask questions about your eligibility or apply to become a member, please contact Development Manager, Kristen Grauer.