Investing in Homeboy Industries for a Sustainable Future

09 Mar 2016 | Ken McNeely

Tagged: Possibilities, Planet, Aspire, Caring for the Planet,

The need to develop a skilled workforce and sustainable economy have never been more critical. Employers competing in the innovation economy require workers with technical and specialized skills. At the same time, we face growing environmental challenges that require us all to play a role in protecting our natural resources and creating a more sustainable future.

Last week, AT&T was proud to help give boost to a program that is doing both – the Homeboy Industries Solar Panel Training program. Created under the leadership of Father Gregory Boyle, the program trains previously incarcerated or previously gang-affiliated men and women for jobs in solar panel installation and the growing renewable energy field. To date, the program has helped train and provide an on-ramp to a better life for more than 500 people.

About the Author

Ken McNeely

President, AT&T California


As President of AT&T California, Ken leads a workforce of more than 34,000 employees and is responsible for all external affairs, public policy and philanthropic activities for AT&T in California.