Passion Projects

How USL Technology Gives Back To The Community

USL Technology is committed to ensuring that New York City has a more sustainable future, and we feel that developing the next generation is an important part of that purpose. We are committed to educating students from all walks of life, and we do it through mentorship programs and internships that allow them to learn about how to implement sustainability in the real world. The contribution we make through these opportunities, organizations, and initiatives provides a platform for the next generation to continue the battle for a sustainable New York City. It also provides much-needed educational opportunities, advice, and nurturing to some of the boroughs’ underserved areas. By giving time, energy, and resources to organizations that share our goal, USL takes the next step toward a sustainable future.


Tell us about your organization and how we can collaborate to achieve a sustainable future. Click here to get in touch!

USL + Young Professionals in Energy NYC

YPE NYC aims to facilitate the advancement of young professionals in the NYC energy industry through a variety of events and professional opportunities. We bring together energy enthusiasts across different cross sectors of the industry.

Our CEO, Fatou Jabbie, was one of the original mentors for YPE NYC’s inaugural mentorship program.

Click Here  to learn more about Young Professionals in Energy NYC 

teacher showing student lessons written on a white board
a student with a red folder

CTE Industry Engagement

In all five boroughs of New York City, there are over 400 high schools, with 135 of them offering approximately 300 CTE programs.
NYC CTE’s mission is to ensure that all NYC students graduate college and career ready, as well as to provide a high-value plan to support both students’ postsecondary aspirations and the city’s economic strength. Students in CTE are given the chance to earn industry-recognized qualifications and certifications, which can help them advance in their fields of study.

Our CEO, Fatou Jabbie, serves on CTE’s Commission on Engineering, Architecture, and Robotics. She invests her time, energy, enthusiasm, and resources towards making CTE curriculum and activities relevant to real-world needs. She is involved by describing industry trends in order to inform and shape existing and new CTE programs, supporting talent development in high-growth areas, finding and assessing competences and credentials, and linking schools to resources and training opportunities as a volunteer. 

Click Here to learn more about CTE Industry Engagement and their programs. 

Council on Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership

The Council on Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) is a division of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) promotes the role of women in the energy and environmental industries. It supports existing professionals in their career growth, as well as allowing young women aspiring to leadership roles to discover mentors who will help them succeed.

Fatou Jabbie, our CEO, attends all significant council meetings, trade exhibitions, and expositions. Round table talks, panels of important industry specialists, and presentations relating to current industry advances are typical meeting formats. Breakfasts and receptions hosted by CWEEL provide opportunity to network with your peers, create new contacts, and enhance current ones.

Click Here to learn more about CWEEL.

two women sitting at a table speaking with buildings in the background
logo on a wall of the Stevens institute of technology

Stevens Institute of Technology

Steven’s Institute of Technology is a technological research university with a student-centric approach that focuses on six foundational pillars. Students are prepared for a bright future in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cybersecurity; data science and information systems; complex systems and networks; financial systems and technologies; biomedical engineering, healthcare, and life sciences; and resilience and sustainability. Graduates of these programs will provide real world expertise to support the achievement of societal needs. Steven’s Institute values sustainability, an area where CEO of USL Technology, Fatou Jabbie, passionately works to improve across New York City. The university even provides sustainability numbers on their website, a testament to their dedicated effort to students, staff, and the greater environment.

Click Here to learn more about Stevens Institute of Technology. 

Manhattan College

Manhattan College is a New York City-based private Catholic liberal arts college in the Bronx. Hands-on learning in the labs, internships, and on-site at some of the area’s latest and greatest engineering marvels, such as the World Trade Center, the Second Avenue Subway, and the New York Bridge, distinguishes the civil and environmental engineering programs. Many of our alumni are actually the engineers behind these cutting-edge initiatives. On-campus recruitment activities, unique lectures, and the Mentor Program, in which USL is significantly involved, provide students with access to these professionals.

Click Here to learn more about the Civil & Environmental Engineering program at Manhattan College.

students on a campus in new york
Cooper Union building

Cooper Union

The Cooper Union was founded in 1859 by Peter Cooper an inventor, industrialist, and philanthropist dedicated to diversity and acheiving fair access to education. The Cooper Union’s mission continues to embody this vision by offering education in architecture, art, and engineering to it’s student body. The Cooper Union, through it’s free center of learning and civic discourse encourages students to be creative and inventive, and to become influential in the aforementioned arenas. Addressing critical challenges of the present can only be achieved through education and Cooper Union believes it should be accessible to all members of society without regard to race, economic status, religious background, or gender. The Cooper Union’s mission and values are in line with USL Technology’s and CEO, Fatou Jabbie, continues to push for the educational advancement of all students. 

Click Here to learn more about Cooper Union

City Polytechnic High School Of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology

The City Polytechnic High School of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology strives to prepare it’s students for both college and a career
by providing an academic environment that fosters both social and emotional growth. While students are immersed in a range of coursework
they also have access to dual-credit college classes, work-based learning experiences and internships, and advanced placement. Students are also provided the opportunity at no extra cost to earn an Associate’s degree from CUNY College of Technology.

All students have access to rigorous courses, advanced placement, and dual-credit college classes through our partnership with City Tech.
Industry partners provide work-based learning experiences and internships.

Click Here to learn more about the Polytechnic High School Of Engineering, Architecture and Technology

Woman in classroom high fiving a student

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is a nonprofit, US-based environmental advocacy organization with a focus on the oceans, climate, ecosystems, and human health. The organization continues to advocates for sound economic, legal
and science-based approaches to create environmental solutions. EDF works with other organizations as well as
communities, governments, and businesses on their efforts to help tackle critical environmental problems as this reduces duplication of effort and maximizes efficiency and effectiveness of the projects.

Click Here to learn more about the Environmental Defense Fund

Fatou Jabbie receiving an award from the Environmental Defense Fund

In 2014, USL Technology’s Founder and CEO, Fatou Jabbie (pictured above) received the prestigious Collaboration Award from EDF. This award is presented to members who spur collaborative efforts surrounding energy solutions across the EDF Climate Corps network.
According to the EDF web blog, Jabbie was one of the most frequent contributors to the EDF Climate Corps LinkedIn group; She
would organize weekly conference calls for all members working in data centers. Jabbie’s hard work benefitted not only her own project, but also the projects for all other members. These efforts showcased her commitment toward EDF Climate Corps network and the global sustainability
goals for the company.

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) is dedicated to helping building and energy efficiency professionals
improve their practice through networking efforts. The organization promotes sustainability
and sustainable energy practices particularly in the building sector. NESEA has worked nationally and internationally
to increase theese efforts, even colloborating with the German Consulate and the Upper Austria Trade Commission to introduce
cutting-edge data and technologies from Europe to their BuildingEnergy conferences and trade shows.

Click Here to learn more about the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) 

Sustainability professionals looking at a computer and engaged in discussion

Existing Academic Partnerships:

Office Buildings

Existing Industry Relationships:

Office Buildings