Community Involvement


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July 27, 2016

Retiring PG&E Employee Reflects on Career Helping Farms that Provide Californians with Bounty of Produce

Jose Rios picked produce in the fields as a teenager, so he knows firsthand the grueling life of a farmworker. As a PG&E employee, he has worked for years helping farmers with their needs and to be energy efficient. He was set to retire this year, but decided to wait just a bit for a very important reason.

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July 13, 2016

PG&E’s Employee Champions: Humbly, Heroically Serving Company and Community

More than 100 PG&E Employee Champions — whose stories include rescuing others in need and helping to protect animals and the environment — were recently recognized by the company at an awards ceremony in downtown San Francisco.

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July 12, 2016

VIDEO: PG&E Hosts Second Military Career Day at Toyota/Save Mart 350

More than 200 veterans recently gathered for Millitary Career Day prior to the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. PG&E hosted the event where veterans, active military, reservists and their spouses had the chance to meet with 40 local employers.

July 7, 2016

PG&E, Community Leaders Support Kiva Oakland to Help Small Businesses

Small businesses in Oakland will be able to access capital with crowdfunding loans through Kiva.org’s website. PG&E and other community partners are helping to support the new Kiva Oakland program.

June 28, 2016

PG&E Recognized as One of America’s 50 Most Community-Minded Companies

PG&E was named one of America’s 50 most community-minded companies by the National Conference on Citizenship’s annual Civic 50 list. This is the fourth year that PG&E has been recognized as a leader in civic engagement.

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June 24, 2016

VIDEO: Utter Disbelief as UC Berkeley Student Surprised with Big PG&E Scholarship

What’s it like learning you’ve won a life-changing scholarship? As this video shows, it’s often utter disbelief and tears. UC Berkeley biology student Oluchi Okwu is one of 10 big winners this year in PG&E’s scholarship program, each worth $20,000 a year and renewable for five years.

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June 15, 2016

Marin County Students Hammer Away at a Future in the Construction Industry

Graduation congratulations are in order for 16 high school students who successfully completed a construction technology class sponsored by PG&E. The program’s goal is to improve the number of qualified workers entering the construction industry

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June 10, 2016

PG&E Lineman Wins National Public Service Award for 25 Years as Volunteer Firefighter

PG&E lineman and Orland resident Jeff Gomes has worked in tough conditions: fierce storms, sweltering heat, the aftermath of wildfires — to help restore power. After more than 25 years as a volunteer firefighter, he will receive a big honor: The Jefferson Award for Public Service.

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June 9, 2016

PG&E-Supported Sacramento-Area Vets Service Center Exceeding Expectations

Call it a success. As this video shows, in the 14 months since PG&E and local businesses partnered to help the Volunteers of America rehabilitate a service center and internet café for homeless veterans in Sacramento County, the facility has been, as military personnel would say, “G.I.”

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June 6, 2016

VIDEO: Being a PG&E Diverse Supplier Benefits Bay Area Business

Bay Area Traffic Solutions has grown with assistance from PG&E’s supply chain responsibility program. PG&E not only spent a record $2.5 million last year with diverse suppliers, but has also helps educate and mentor these businesses with the goal of helping them grow.

June 3, 2016

Exceptional Oakland Student Earns PG&E Scholarship, a ‘Life Changing Investment’

Oakland has something to cheer for, and it’s not just the Golden State Warriors. PG&E dramatically changed the life of an exceptional East Oakland student, surprising him with one of the 10 coveted PG&E Better Together scholarships worth $20,000 and renewable for five years.

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June 3, 2016

What a Day! Meet a Presidential Candidate, then Win a PG&E Scholarship

Alondra Varela had just returned from meeting presidential candidate Hillary Clinton last week when Regina Jackson, the president and CEO of the East Oakland Youth Development Center, told her they were headed to the center for a surprise.

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May 31, 2016

PG&E Volunteers Commemorate Memorial Day

Robert Rivera served for 25 years in the U.S. Navy’s submarine force before retiring and then joining PG&E. This past weekend, he was among a group of PG&E employees and their families who showed their respects at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery.

May 27, 2016

High School Students Complete PG&E-supported Construction Skills Class

A regional occupational program in Marin County provided students hands-on learning for construction technology careers. The program also emphasized responsibility, safety training and work ethic.

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May 26, 2016

Robotics Student Surprised with PG&E Scholarship in Front of Classmates

Leon Kwak thought he was going to take a group photo with his robotics club for his high school’s website. Little did he know it was all a ruse that would soon culminate in a life-changing surprise.

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