Community Involvement

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July 6, 2015

PG&E Partners with NBA Champions to Revamp Basketball Courts for Local Youth

Hundreds of small feet — and some very large, championship feet — pounded the pavement to celebrate newly refurbished courts at Verdese Carter Park in Oakland. As this video shows, PG&E was there along with city officials and two members of the NBA championship Golden State Warriors.

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July 6, 2015

PG&E Leader Provides At-Risk Youth Three Steps to Achieving Their Dreams

Dream big. Build your brand. Never quit. That’s the advice PG&E’s Vincent Davis recently gave to a group of Oakland students who recently visited the utility’s Pacific Energy Center in San Francisco.

July 2, 2015

Vets Learn about Job Opportunities at PG&E-Sponsored Career Fair at Sonoma NASCAR Race

There was more than just racing happening at the Toyota/Save Mart 350 in Sonoma. As this video shows, veterans got a boost to their post-military careers at a PG&E-sponsored job fair attended by NASCAR’s Brad Keselowski.

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July 1, 2015

Bakersfield Comes Together to Reduce Drought’s Devastating Effects

PG&E has been working hard to reduce water in its operations and engage customers and employees to do the same. This week, the utility’s Denise Newton shared that message on a televised drought crisis roundtable.

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June 29, 2015

Record Number of PG&E Employees March in San Francisco Pride Parade

A record 500-plus PG&E employees marched in the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade through the streets of downtown San Francisco. Said one employee: “To see the support at all levels and their families is pretty amazing.”

June 26, 2015

PG&E Employee Gives Back to Her Fellow Veterans

PG&E senior customer outreach specialist Melba Gavina made a special presentation to the Honor Flight, which flies veterans at no cost to Washington, D.C., to visit war memorials in their honor. Gavina truly understands why veterans put service above self. She’s a veteran.

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June 22, 2015

Latino Employee Resource Group Collects Shirts for Valley Farmworkers

When PG&E’s Latino Employee Resource Group learned there was a need for long-sleeve shirts for Central Valley farmworkers, they immediately sprang into action. Within a few weeks, they collected about 120 shirts and 245 bandanas from members in Fresno, Bakersfield and San Jose.

June 19, 2015

Warriors Championship Run Proves Value of Teamwork in Our Local Communities

The Warriors’ NBA title-clinching victory was special for several reasons. One, it hasn’t happened here in 40 years (!). But for me what resonates most is how important the team is in our local communities.

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June 19, 2015

PG&E Helps Energize Spirited Victory Parade for Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors’ championship run energized the entire Bay Area, and PG&E returned the favor today, providing trucks and volunteers to help make the big parade as successful as the season.

June 17, 2015

Community Health Fair Features Free Haircuts, Eye Exams at Former PG&E Power Plant Site

A PG&E-sponsored program that explores uses for a former power plant site recently hosted a health fair for residents of the city’s Bayview and Hunters Point neighborhoods.

June 17, 2015

Become a #PGEPowerFan and Win a Spot in the Golden State Warriors Victory Parade

PG&E is offering six lucky #PGEPowerFans a “golden” opportunity to win a chance to participate in the Golden State Warriors’ victory parade in Oakland on Friday, June 19.

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June 15, 2015

PG&E Sponsors Free Day at Eureka’s Sequoia Park Zoo, Helps Build Raptor Aviary

PG&E recently sponsored a free day at the Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka. The event celebrated the opening of the zoo’s Raptor Aviary, which PG&E helped build with a donation. Watch this video about the event.

A team of PG&E employees raised $12,000 for HIV/AIDS prevention and support.
June 11, 2015

PG&E Employees Bike 545 Miles for a Good Cause

They call themselves the PG&E Power Pedalers, a group of 11 PG&E employees, their friends and family who recently rode from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money for a good cause— HIV/AIDS prevention and support.

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June 11, 2015

Her Education Will Benefit an Entire Village, Says PG&E Scholarship Winner

It was an extraordinary moment for Nancy Afandi this week. The 27-year-old Diablo Valley College student was surprised with a $20,000-a-year Bright Minds Scholarship from PG&E. The young woman came to the United States from Kenya five years ago and has big dreams for herself and the village she left behind.

June 5, 2015

Elementary School Tours Diablo Canyon, and Learns About Ocean Animals

More than 100 students and teachers from Dana Elementary School in Nipomo got a chance to do two neat things in one day: They toured Diablo Canyon Power Plant and got to touch sea stars and rock crabs.

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