Heldon, or "DJ" as he prefers to be known, came to us in the fall with life experience but no solar skills. He simply wanted the chance to work.
When Isaiah Pak completed his eight years of service in the United States Marine Corps, he never imagined his service to his country would lead him down the path to assisting underserved communities through GRID.
As we glance back at 2018, there are many positive achievements that GRID can be thankful for here in the IE.
And since veterans comprise nearly 10% of our industry, there are plentiful success stories from across GRID Alternatives to share with our partners.
This Veterans Day we look back on our Solar Spring Break in Sacramento with the Veteran Conservation Corp (VCC) and our interview with veteran Kim Pham, a former GRID volunteer and VCC internship coordinator.
"I think I'm the oldest here, of the fifteen units, and we all came off the streets basically."
For many individuals who have served our country with honor, the transition back to civilian life means finding a trade with room to grow.
"I never even considered solar installation as an option before I started the Troops to Solar internship."
It was a hot, summer day during monsoon season when GRID Alternatives’ Tribal HQ team traveled down dirt-packed New Mexican roads to the tiny town of Ojo Encino on the Navajo Nation.