Freedom Solar Partners with 3 Texas Non-Profits as Part of Community Initiative
October 14, 2020
Community Initiatives Update
As a local company, the community lives at the heart of our values. At Freedom Solar, we put people first and do so with a humble heart. Earlier this year we made a commitment that we would do more to contribute to building up our communities and make a positive impact. As part of this initiative, we’ve partnered with 3 organizations in Texas whose goal is to help create change in the communities around them.
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Green Careers Dallas
Green Careers Dallas is a non-profit organization whose mission is “Disrupting poverty in South Dallas through green career training and community education.” They do that by providing green career training, solar workforce development, and community education. Our partnership with Green Careers Dallas will provide internships, training, and potential employment opportunities for underrepresented members of the community in South Dallas. We are proud to partner with them on these initiatives because it’s important to us to keep Texas beautiful with cleaner air to employ our fellow Texans from all walks of life – especially those looking for a second chance.
ECOLOGY ACTION: CIRCLE ACRES
Circle Acres is a 10-acre nature preserve in southeast Austin. As a former landfill, this site has suffered through a pattern of destructive uses, but surprisingly the landscape now consists of forest, wetland and grassland environments in an urban context. Ecology Action has a goal to protect this natural urban amenity, by creating a haven for wildlife and human visitors. They are doing this by redefining ‘waste’ and re-envisioning this underutilized resource as an educational and recreational destination. The Center for Sustainable Futures is the programming framework for Ecology Action’s educational, advocacy, and research activities at Circle Acres. It includes classrooms, demonstration areas, operations & maintenance support, art, and social spaces.
Freedom Solar Power will be partnering with Circle Acres to install an off-grid solar project to support the classroom for student programs, camps, and education.
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AFRICAN AMERICAN YOUTH HARVEST FOUNDATION
The African American Youth Harvest Foundation (AAYHF) is a non-profit organization based in Austin that aims to address disparities and ensure low-barrier access to vital educational, economic, and enrichment resources to at-risk youth and their families on their path to self-sufficiency. They strive to impact and change the lives of community members in need through much-needed programming for underserved youth and their families. We are excited to partner with AAYHF to help participate in providing youth opportunities, training, and introducing solar to their solutions.
We are thrilled to announce these partnerships and look forward to furthering our goals of lifting up those in the community through employment and spreading solar education and training in Texas.