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Arc Junkies

Sep 13, 2021

Joining me today is Michael Monsivais. Michael is a welder for the Pile Drivers Union in Southern California and has an amazing story. He spent much of his youth and adult life incarcerated in Maximum Security Penitentiaries because he was on a bad path and made some poor choices. Micheal has one hell of a come back story, during his last prison sentence he built a welding school inside of the prison to teach inmates a skilled trade and prepare them for release back into society. Micheal founded a 501c3 company to help train inmates and get them hired once they have paid their debt to society. This mans story is the epitome of giving back and helping others get into welding.


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