Greater Los Angeles
By all accounts, it was an incredibly meaningful and rewarding day!
Lack of gainful employment can drastically multiply the rate at which recidivism occurs.
The combination makes them attractive to hiring managers in the fast-growing solar energy industry, which has 16,000 jobs in Los Angeles County alone.
This is the latest in a series of regular profiles introducing the GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles staff.
Under the leadership of Executive Director Tara Barauskas, though, things now look pretty bright for this operator.
Today, between 500,000 and a million people call this side of town "home."
Their decision to bring renewable energy onto the rooftop at Alegria has big implications: $170,000 in expected output over the system lifetime.
The LA:RISE cohort has already spent more than a week in our warehouse, learning about supply chain and equipment needs of a working solar business.
Their initiative is succeeding because we made it possible to offer this high-quality training to job-seekers with the most serious needs.
As NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson has insisted, "Underserved communities cannot be left behind in a clean energy transition."