Los Angeles, CA
May 2008 - present
Served as in-house strategy and development consultant. Assisted with development of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps Green Job Training Programs.
Statewide Energy Efficiency and Solar Strategy & Development
Developed statewide proposals to California Public Utilities Commission and California Energy Commission requesting investment to develop energy efficiency and solar training programs at California Association of Local Conservation Corps (CALCC) and California Conservation Corps (CCC) centers.
Developed solar photovoltaic installation training program that includes collaboration with Los Angeles Trade Technical College, non-profit solar installation organizations, and solar installation firms. Included classroom curriculum development, “on-the-job” training project development, and marketing material production. Sustainability for All currently provides a NABCEP-certified solar training instructor that provides both classroom and on-roof instruction. SfA has also developed a regional solar training program to include all five conservation corps in the LA and Orange County area. Roughly $500K in grant applications are pending.
Developed a multi-course water conservation training program proposal in partnership with Los Angeles Trade Technical College. Also, developed a rainwater harvesting system training program in conjunction with the American Rainwater Catchment System Association (ARCSA).
Developed AmeriCorps grant proposal to be included in statewide grant application. Successfully funded proposal is for weatherization/energy efficiency and solar training. Grant amount $139,000/year for three years.
Los Angeles Conservation Corps Network (LACCN) Weatherization Program
Co-designer/author of $16 million proposal to serve as a State of California Energy Service Provider for low-income community members in East Los Angeles County. Approximately $4 million for LACCN. SfA Founder served as Interim Program Director for program ramp-up period.
Developed successfully funded proposals for weatherization ($4 million), energy efficiency training ($417K), solar installation training ($235K), and water conservation ($100K). Assisted LA Corps staff with fee-for-service (earned income) contract development for solar installation projects ($70K+)
Developed key collaborations with government agencies, regulators, community-based organizations, and private firms to create new value-add training programs and fee-for-service project work.