Working at GRID Mid-Atlantic Has Changed My Overall Perspective

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August 12, 2019
GRID Mid-Atlantic Executive Assistant, Dawn Fong, working at a staff build, leaning on a beam and smiling for the picture.

Prior to starting at GRID Mid-Atlantic last year, I came to the organization as a client looking to install solar on my home. I attended a GRID open house in my area and appreciated how they invited guests to come in to meet employees and learn about the organization's work. Ultimately, that experience led me towards a career opportunity at GRID and I’m happy to work with those I met that day.

Working at GRID Mid-Atlantic has changed my overall perspective. It was an intro to living a more sustainable life both personally and professionally. This experience has kindled a passion for advocating for environmental justice and opening new doors through workforce development. While most jobs are given to those that already have the experience, we invest in bringing newcomers — usually local residents — a plethora of resources, including job training, that prepares them to enter the solar industry. 

GRID Mid-Atlantic’s anniversary celebrates five-years of changing lives in communities that I grew up in and still reside. I’d love for you to join us as we honor community leaders whose life of service aligns with our mission. You will also hear the inspiring stories of our trainees and clients, and I hope you will share your story with me.

Purchase your tickets now and meet me at THEARC. Let’s toast the many accomplishments of GRID Mid-Atlantic, as we look ahead and discuss the ways we can continue this amazing work -- together.

Get your tickets today!