Jeanine Otte, Caring Economy leader in Chicago, has launched a Contractor Accelerator program for the nonprofit, Elevate Energy. The Accelerator, which she designed and fundraised for in collaboration with partners, will provide access to resources, relationships, and projects in the emerging solar economy in Illinois for contractor businesses with diverse ownership. In Jeanine?s words, ?This project is about supporting the caretakers of our earth and our dwelling spaces whose labor has been traditionally overlooked. This project lifts up the women and people of color who are committed to building an equitable, caring, and clean energy economy.?