Yami Newell serves as the Associate Director of Community Projects at Elevate. She has over 16 years of experience working in community community-based engagement. She has a proven track record of outcome- based grassroots community organizing and strategic relationship building. In her role at Elevate, Yami is responsible for driving outreach efforts for all the Elevate programs as well as leading a team of Community Resource Coordinators, both in Chicago and Central, IL. Yami Newell has travelled across the state of Illinois to partner with elected officials, government agencies, community groups and their constituents to help them make more informed energy choices.