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Exelon Announces 27 Green Lab Grant Winners for 2022, Plans to Advance STEM Education in Under-Resourced Communities

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exelon (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation’s largest energy company, and the Exelon Foundation announced that they will award a total of $868,000 in Green Lab Grants to 27 education-focused organizations. The grants will go toward investing in hands-on educational spaces where high school students can prepare for careers in STEM (science, technology, math, and engineering).

“We partner with local high schools and education-focused nonprofits, providing resources that will equip young people in our communities with the critically important STEM skills needed to succeed in family support careers,” said Calvin Butler, president and chief operating officer of Exelon. “We want these students to work for us one day and help Exelon lead the clean energy transformation.”

Public and private schools, as well as non-profit organizations that run extracurricular programs for Title I-eligible students, can apply for Green Lab grants of up to $50,000 each. The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, conducts an independent review of grant applications and administers the program, which benefits organizations in Exelon’s service areas of Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.

The recipients of this year’s Green Lab Grants are:

Delaware

Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Wilmington

$15,000; Initiative Mussels for clean water – Research laboratory

District of Columbia

VOTE4US!, Washington

$50,000; Green Construction Training Lab for high school students from the Anacostia region

The Swaliga Foundation, Washington

$25,000; OuterSpace Lab at the Potomac Gardens housing development

Illinois

After-school business, Chicago

$35,000; Urban STEM Internship Program for Space and Gardening

Calculated genius, Chicago

$50,000; Free STEM lab for Chicago Public Schools students hosted at KDM Engineering

Chicago Youth Centers, Chicago

$36,000; Addition of a Green Lab to the Chicago Youth Center

Curie High School, Chicago

$15,000; Sustainability Exploration Lab next to Curie FabLab

Current Innovation, NFP, Chicago

$40,000; Blue EDP Mobile Lab for Chicago Public Schools students

Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, Chicago

$29,498; Urban Roots Environmental Justice Program for Al Raby High School Students

Howard Area Community Center, Chicago

$33,590 Extended Reality (XR) Lab Addition at the Howard Area Community Center

Morton Freshman Center, Cicero

$50,000; Garden Club and Summer Garden Program

Morton West High School, Berwyn

$3,532; Morton West/Berwyn Community Garden

National Association of Black Engineers – Chicago Professionals, Chicago

$49,950; Environmental Justice MythBusters Program for High School Students

The Kingdom Advancement Center Inc, Elgin

$37,788; Creation of RISE (Research and Innovation for Scientific Excellence) Lab

Maryland

Carver Vocational Technical High School, Baltimore

$25,000; Carver High School based waste reduction program

Fair Hill Environmental Foundation, Inc., Elkton

$8,000; Outdoor lab for elementary school students to study the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, Baltimore

$12,000; Conservation-focused robotics program for female high school students

The Community Ecology Institute, Columbia

$40,000; Green Keys Internship Program

Pennsylvania

Creative Tech Works Design Studio Inc., Philadelphia

$49,928; Farming sustainability through STEM education and the Internet of Things (ASSET)

Eddie’s House, Philadelphia

$38,000; Partnering with Swarthmore College to educate facility residents about future careers in the electric vehicle industry

Girls Inc. from Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Philadelphia

$50,000; Special STEM lab with a mobile STEM station for female high school students

Imhotep Institute Charter High School, Philadelphia

$40,000; Vertical hydroponic farm

John Bartram Association (doing business as Bartram’s Garden), Philadelphia

$15,000; Youth STEM programming at Bartram’s Garden

Norristown Zoological Society (doing business as Elmwood Park Zoo), Norristown

$15,000; Ninth Grade Zoo STEM Career Development Course

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia

$28,000; Continued work of the Women in Natural Sciences & the Urban Nature Lab

The City School, Philadelphia

$38,000; TCS Hydroponics STEM Lab

Widener University, Chester

$38,000; Mobile Green Labs (follow-up to Next Generation Scientists Summer Camp)

Launched in 2021, Green Lab Grants is an annual program with a new set of winners selected each year.

The Green Lab Grants program is one of many Exelon initiatives that support education and workforce development. The annual Exelon Foundation STEM Leadership Academy gives teenage girls ages 16-19 from diverse communities and low incomes the opportunity to learn from women working in STEM and other leaders; explore sustainability, energy efficiency, renewable energy and climate change; and connect with like-minded peers. Through a $1 million per year scholarship program launched in 2021, Exelon Foundation STEM Leadership Academy alumnae can apply for scholarships to help cover college-related costs. Earlier this year, the Exelon Foundation committed $2.4 million in scholarships to 24 freshmen selected for the company’s HBCU Corporate Scholars Program, launched in partnership with UNCF (United Negro College Fund), to provide scholarships, internship experiences, and provide early career preparation for students attending historically black colleges and universities.

In addition to these and other student education programs, Exelon creates and supports staff academies to prepare youth and work-ready adults for careers in the family. Altogether, Exelon and its energy-providing companies—Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO, and Pepco—have more than 75 unique workforce development programs designed to bring economic equity, empowerment, and employment to under-resourced communities .

More information about Exelon’s corporate social responsibility culture is available at exeloncorp.com.

About Excelon

Excelon (Nasdaq: EXC) is a Fortune 200 company and the nation’s largest energy supply company, serving more than 10 million customers through six fully regulated transmission and distribution companies: Atlantic City Electric (ACE), Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Delmarva Power & Light (DPL), PECO Energy Company (PECO), and Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco). More than 18,000 Exelon employees dedicate their time and expertise to enabling a cleaner and brighter future for our customers and communities through reliable, affordable and efficient energy, workforce development, equity, economic development and volunteerism. Follow Exelon on Twitter @Exelon.


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