Working Partnerships USA
Louise Auerhahn is Associate Policy Director of Working Partnerships USA - an organization that conducts research, produces policies, and develops programs to address the needs of working families in Silicon Valley. Her current focus is on the impacts of Silicon Valley’s changing economy on working families and the middle class, including efforts to create good green jobs and place working people, women and communities of color at the center of the emerging green economy. Louise’s current projects include development of the pilot for Santa Clara County Green Pays Program, a scalable residential energy retrofit initiative. The Green Pays model combines low-cost, accessible financing for homeowners with a self-sustaining financial model to spur private investment and strong standards ensuring creation of high-quality local green jobs with career paths.