Homeboy Solar Installation?

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Paul Donaldson, division president, and Adam Djou, senior vice president, of Torrey Pines Bank, give a check to Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, at HomegirlCafe 

Torrey Pines Bank today announced that it has helped to sponsor a $50,000 grant to Homeboy Industries, a struggling L.A. non-profit that provides job training and services to ex-gang members, through Federal Home Loan Bank’s Access to Housing and Economic Assistance for Development Program. According to the release, the grant “will be used to train at-risk youth, formerly involved with gangs, in the rapidly growing eco-conscious trade of solar panel installation.”

Last month, Homeboy Industries began selling signature salsa and tortilla chips at Southern California Ralphs stores in an effort to raise much-needed funds.