ibt instructor sharing at the ibt instructors summit

What Happens When 30 IBT Instructors Gather Together?

At the end of December, 30 of GRID's IBT instructors gathered in Fresno, CA for the first ever IBT Instructors Summit. Our trainers traveled far and wide, from across the U.S and Latin America, to attend this important summit. To learn more about key takeaways from the summit, including future plans for the IBT 120 and IBT 200 programs, check out our blog.

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Energizing Community Investment at the Sacramento Children's Receiving Home

Nestled on a leafy suburban street near the scenic Del Paso Regional Park, the Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento (CRH) stands as a safe haven for local children, youth, and families affected by abuse, neglect, and trauma. In December, GRID Alternatives was connected with the CRH to install a 77.29 kW-DC solar system to offset the center's electricity costs. Read more about how this will impact the CRH mission.

What Happens When 30 IBT Instructors Gather Together?

At the end of December, 30 of GRID's IBT instructors gathered in Fresno, CA for the first ever IBT Instructors Summit. Our trainers traveled far and wide, from across the U.S and Latin America, to attend this important event. Over the course of three days, our brilliant instructors exchanged ideas, learned from each other's challenges, and celebrated successes to gather new skills that will equip them as they continue elevating our IBT program curriculum.

Illuminating Tribal Communities: U.S. Bank Foundation and GRID Alternatives' Commitment to Sustainability

In the pursuit of a more sustainable and inclusive future, partnerships between organizations and Tribal communities are proving to be a catalyst for profound change. The U.S. Bank Foundation has supported GRID Alternatives’ low-income solar and workforce development programs in California and Colorado since 2010, and in 2018, it expanded its national relationship with GRID Alternatives to support the Tribal Program. Read on about the latest install made possible by support from the U.S Bank!

Staff Spotlight: Meet Michael Sanchez

Michael is the Commercial Program Manager for GRID’s headquarters office. He started at GRID as a construction intern in the Bay Area in 2016 and has been working with GRID ever since! Michael remains passionate about climate action and environmental justice, which is what initially brought him to GRID. Michael has worked with GRID in the Bay Area and Inland Empire regions, and he now works remotely from his home region in Mt. Shasta, CA. He has two young ones at home that he cares for with his partner and community.

Bank of America Empowers Communities with Solar Power: A Recap of Two Impactful Workdays

Bank of America, one of the world’s leading financial institutions, is actively committed to making a positive impact in communities across the country. Through its partnership with GRID Alternatives, a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding solar access to underserved communities, Bank of America recently participated in two workdays in National City, CA and San Jose, CA. These events not only brought renewable energy to deserving families but also made significant contributions to carbon offset, client savings, and the environment.

GRID Alternatives participates in Annual Housing California  

The GRID Alternatives Multi-Family Commercial Team participated in the Housing California Conference on March 27-28, 2023 at the Town Country Convention Center in San Diego, California.  This year’s theme is Housing’s Next Chapter. As we enter the third year of a global pandemic, we have witnessed a historic response from both state and federal leadership and impactful shifts in resources and funding which urge us to think about how to carve a path towards housing justice that is intersectional, equitable, and urgent.