Exelon Announces 2022 Green Lab Grant Winners and Plans to Advance STEM Education in Disadvantaged Communities

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation’s leading transmission and distribution utility company, and the Exelon Foundation have awarded a total of $1 million in green lab grants to more than 20 organizations focused on education for investments in practical educational programs. spaces where students can prepare for careers in science, technology, math and/or engineering (STEM).

Grant winners — public and private schools as well as nonprofits that operate after-school programs serving Title I eligible students — receive up to $50,000 each. The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry conducts independent review of grant applications and administers the program, which benefits organizations based in Exelon’s service territories in Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. Apps for 2023 Green Lab grants are now accepted until September 26, 2022.

This year’s Green Lab grant recipients are:

Pennsylvania

Eisenhower Science Technology and Leadership Academy, Norristown

$48,784.30; ESTLA STEM Center

Energy Coordinating Agency, Philadelphia

$50,000; Environmental Laboratory in Hostos

Stroud Water Research Centre, Avondale

$7,500; Improve outdoor and mobile learning centers

YMWIC Foundation Inc., West Chester

$40,027; YMWIC Sustainability Science Lab

New Jersey

Pathways 21st CCLC / Bridgeton High School, Bridgeton

$10,063.94; It’s Aquafiant

Passaic Academy of Science and Engineering of Public Schools of Passaic, Passaic

$49,768; Passaic Academy for Science and Engineering Climate Action Network (PASE CAN)

Inspiration Project, Vineland

$50,000; Full STEM front

Maryland

Accokeek Foundation, Accokeek

$19,785; High School Service-Learning Placements

Digital Harbor High School, Baltimore

$5,000; Coral Reef Awareness in Maker Space (CRAMS)

Elijah E. Cummings Green Street Academy Innovation Center, Baltimore

$50,000; Power 2 Change

Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School, Baltimore

$50,000; Alternative energy, biomass and waste

Northwestern High School, Hyattsville

$50,000; Northwestern High School Horticultural Education Space

Potomac High School, Oxon Hill

$49,983.93; Food that feeds: a community cupboard

The SEED School of Maryland, Baltimore

$10,500; SEED Maryland FarmBot Program

University of Towson, Towson

$47,400 B’More Climate Literate

Illinois

Academy for Global Citizenship, Chicago

$50,000; AGC Net Positive Green Energy Lab

Angels Athletics, Inc, Flossmoor

$50,000; Greater Southland Angels STEM Lab

Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, Chicago

$50,000; Sustainable STEM Saturdays: current and future needs

Chicago Factory, Chicago

$27,000; Increasing Informal STEM Education Experiences in Southwest Chicago

SYNCERE Project, Chicago

$50,000; E-CADEMY innovation labs

Ridgewood Secondary School, Norridge

$50,000; Upgrade a STEM room to provide students with more authentic learning experiences

Chicago Charter School Woodlawn Campus, Chicago

$16,000; Woodlawn Urban Garden Internship: Green Roof Project

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 directory Exelon Foundation STEM Leadership Academy gives adolescent girls aged 16-19 from diverse and low-income communities 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. Thanks to a million dollars scholarship program launched in 2021, STEM Leadership Academy alumni can apply for scholarships to cover costs associated with college. Additionally, Exelon recently committed $2.4 million in scholarships for 24 freshmen selected for the company’s competition. HBCU Scholarship Programlaunched in partnership with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to provide scholarship, internship experiences, and early career readiness training to students attending historically black colleges and universities.

Together, Exelon and its utilities—Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO, and Pepco—have more than 65 workforce development programs designed to bring economic equity, empowerment and employment opportunities to disadvantaged communities.

For more information on Exelon’s corporate citizenship culture, please visit exeloncorp.com.

About Exelon

Exelon (Nasdaq: EXC) is a Fortune 200 company and the nation’s largest utility company, serving more than 10 million customers through six fully regulated transmission and distribution utilities – 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 supporting our communities through reliable, affordable and efficient energy delivery, workforce development, equity, economic development and to volunteering. Follow Exelon on Twitter @Exelon

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