The first thing you notice about David is his smile. But David faced a lot of barriers and financial adversity growing up in Jackson, Tennessee. After having a son, David wanted to break the cycle he was in and show his son how to live a different kind of life. So he moved to Nashville for a fresh start and came across the UpRise Nashville program. At UpRise Nashville, he proved to himself and others that he had the work ethic, confidence, and character to start a career. Today, he is showing his son how to live a new life by learning how to be a licensed electrician in the apprenticeship program at Stansell Electric. With a promising new career, a new apartment, and a new hope for the future of his son, David has a lot to smile about.