Spotlight: El Valor, community partner in Chicago, IL
Solstice • April 19, 2022
With roots in the Hispanic community, El Valor has grown into a multicultural, multipurpose organization that reaches thousands of families throughout the Chicagoland area. Their mission is to support underserved individuals to achieve excellence and participate fully in life, and they are succeeding by creating opportunities that enrich and empower vulnerable populations to become their own advocates. From nutrition classes, craft nights, parent support groups, employment workshops, and puppet shows to classroom services, 24/7 care, and in-home services to families in need, El Valor offers its community a myriad of life-changing programs.
Last year, El Valor partnered with Solstice to deepen the impact they were making on their community. Solar provides critical cost savings as they fight to stretch every penny, giving them funds to improve their facilities. Going solar also helped El Valor live its values of supporting a more sustainable future. In total, El Valor signed up 11 properties for community solar representing a combined equivalent of 666KwH, enough to charge 57,427 smartphones, and earning them $14K in annual savings.