The Student Passport Initiative offers NECA Student Chapters learning experiences in developing communities in the United States and abroad.


How it Works

The NECA Student Chapter Teams selected by the ELECTRI Council will work to meet a critical need for new or upgraded electrical service in an underprivileged domestic or international location of the Student Chapter’s choice.

ELECTRI International will select one domestic Student Community Service Initiative project each year and provide an award up to $10,000. ELECTRI will also select one international project each year and will provide an award up to $20,000.

The cash awards are solely for the use of team travel to the project site and for the support of supplies required for the project.  ELECTRI International will provide additional travel support for the faculty advisor and one team member of each finalist team to attend the ELECTRI Council July meeting for the final proposal presentation.

ELECTRI Council members want to help young adults learn the value of “paying it forward” by taking their time to volunteer for projects that will make a difference in the quality of life for other people. At the same time, the Student Community Service Initiative helps advance the development of efficient and sustainable energy solutions and cultivates the professional development and personal growth of students.

Student Initiative Project

Student Chapter Community Service is an important component of ELECTRI’s agenda. We hope you will take a quick look at the video that explores the California Polytechnic State University project in Belize and describes what it means to the elementary school students in San Pedro, to the Cal Poly NECA Student Chapter members who accomplished the project, and to ELECTRI International itself.

2019/2020 Competition Schedule

November 17, 2019 – Submission Deadline for Proposals

December 16, 2019 – Announcement of Finalists

January 22, 2020 – Finalist Presentation and Selection of the Winning Team at ELECTRI Council
meeting in St. Petersburg, FL

Spring/Summer –       Project implementation

October 2020 –           Presentation of Project Results at the NECA Convention

Download the Full 2019/2020 Request for Proposal


2020 Winning School Team

Pennsylvania  State University – Philadelphia Solar Initiative Strawberry Mansion Community Garden Photovoltaic System


2019 Winning School Teams

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo – Ghana Photovoltaic Project

California State University, Long Beach – Emergency Lock-Down System of local elementary school