Black Sunrise Fund
The Black Sunrise Fund (BSF) is a national initiative to help “bridge the gap” between the black community and clean energy opportunities and to make a significant impact on social and income equality and industrial sustainability.
BSF will effort this initiative through the decommissioning of coal plants across the US and recommissioning them to renewable energy (solar, wind, storage, etc.)
BSF will create community workforce development programs for black minorities and the underserved living in communities near the coal facilities being decommissioned, to ensure the local economy will continue to thrive and those displaced will have continued employment.
BSF will also offer a “solar installation” curriculum in partnership with local community colleges and HBCUs to create opportunities for black minorities to gain employment in the energy industry. (Currently fewer than 8% of black minorities are employed in the energy industry).
In cooperation with the state and federal prison systems, BSF will provide a “fast-track” solar installation learning program to assist parolees with employment as they transition back into society in an effort to reduce the high rate of recidivism.