Former gang members add solar to safe house in Los Angeles

43921700265 7ab4baea39 mAfter waiting for years, Homeboy Industries, a nonprofit that provides training and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women, goes solar. The project, originally launched in 2014, involves a multitude of partners, ranging from: Everybody Solar—a nonprofit dedicated to raising funds to help other community serving nonprofits go solar, to TrapDoor Social—an alternative rock band that incorporates social activism into their work , and Grid Alternatives—a nonprofit that helps provide job training and solar to underserved communities. The project faced delays when it was discovered the roof needed repair. However, it goes to show that perseverance can indeed overcome great obstacles, something well understood by the ex-gang members the benefit from the services Homeboy offers.

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