Greater Los Angeles
This is the latest in a series of regular profiles introducing the GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles staff.
Through Joshua's success, he's been able to build a vibrant solar career for himself and help others get their start!
For our work demonstrating "leadership towards a more sustainable future," we've been chosen as USGBC-LA's Non-Profit of the Year!
With additional funds, we've taken lessons learned from our pilot and successfully expanded the cohort size to up to eight reentry trainees.
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.
And since veterans comprise nearly 10% of our industry, there are plentiful success stories from across GRID Alternatives to share with our partners.
"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.
GRID Alternatives allows those who come out on installs with us to gain experience on all levels of a build.
Council Member Cristina Carrazosa, who represents southern Pomona's District 3 communities, thanked volunteers for their assistance on Clean Air Day.