GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles participated in the GREENTECH Festival's debut in Los Angeles on September 27th and 28th. Executive Director Ashley Christy and Director of Workforce Development Shameka Dixon represented GRID GLA in a "fireside chat" titled Building Sustainable Communities with Dale Rickert, Global Head of Product at the GREENTECH Festival.
On July 24th, 2023, GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles (GRID GLA), Habitat for Humanity, Accenture, Bank of America, and Southern California Edison, came together to install no-cost solar systems for three families who moved into the recently constructed Millennium Homes, built by Habitat for Humanity. This event celebrated our shared dedication to make lasting change in our communities.
GRID GLA is receiving a $500,000 philanthropic investment from JPMorgan Chase to support our Behind the Walls solar workforce training program, which will prepare women who were formerly incarcerated in LA County Lynwood Women’s Jail for career opportunities in solar and renewable energy. The 13-week, paid program will provide hands-on training for solar panel installation, along with job placement support for those who successfully complete the program. 
Our Installation Basics Training (IBT) students began their training on rooftops for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. Students joined our construction crew at solar installations for homeowners throughout Los Angeles.