Leadership in Energy Equity & Climate Justice
Modeled after PSE’s current community leadership development programs focused on racial equity and equitable development, JEA is a seven-month leadership development program created to educate the next generation of equity leaders who aspire to be energy equity and climate justice leaders in their communities.
Watch a Message About Our Work
strengthen our equity ecosystem
As a community advocate involved in advancing energy equity in formal and informal leadership positions, this program was designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and tools to effectively engage stakeholders regarding community concerns and policies that impact your communities; in particular, energy equity and climate justice issues.
At the conclusion of this seven-month training, participants will be able to fully engage in dialogue about racial equity, energy equity, climate justice and energy policies that impact your communities. Also, you will have the tools needed to facilitate and mediate difficult and complex conversations with your neighbors about these and other issues. Finally, you will have developed a group identity and support structure as you go forth to address critical energy, climate and equity issues.
Academy Structure and Objectives
Community members currently involved in or interested in advancing equity in the community in formal and informal leadership positions.
Provide knowledge, leadership skills, and tools for participants to effectively engage stakeholders and community member regarding energy equity, racial equity, climate justice and energy policies that impact their communities.
Energy Equity, Community Engagement, and Racial Equity.
By the end of this training, participants who complete the training will be able to:
(Subject to change)
GA Women’s Action for New Direction
Chief Equity Officer
Partnership for Southern Equity
Dr. Cedric Ogden
Extension Engineer and Specialist/Assistant Professor
Fort Valley State University
Environmental Justice Activist
Former City Councilman
City of Fort Valley
Clean Energy Organizing Representative
Sierra Club Georgia Chapter
Founder and CEO
Southern Environmental Law Center
Dr. Mildred McClain
Director, Environmental Justice Pioneer
Harambee House/Citizens for Environmental Justice
Coastal Georgia Organizer
Partnership for Southern Equity
Facilitator and Cultural Organizer
Dr. Na'Taki Osborne Jelks
West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA)
Assistant Professor, Environmental and Health Sciences, Spelman College
Leadership for Racial Equity
Energy Policy 101 & Energy Planning Roadmap
Looking Ahead: 100% Renewable & Equitable Energy
- Executive Summary (pages 6-9)
- Section 6 (Equity portion)
Organizing for Opportunity:
Advocacy & Community Organizing
EPA’s Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Model (Chapter’s 1-4)
JEA 2021 Participant Login
Please enter your password to access the participant portal.
JEA 2021 Cohort
Our third class of energy equity leaders continues to make positive change throughout the South and beyond.
Beth M. Graham
Kyle G. Crider
Tawana Smith Mattox, Ed.D.
Justin "MasterPeace" Nickelson