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March 23, 2017

VIDEO: Students Travel to Kenya to Deliver Solar Suitcases that are Changing Lives

When student Evelyn Valdez joined her school’s Solar Suitcase club, she had no idea it would lead her to a small village in Kenya. In this video, students from San Jose, Sacramento and Bakersfield share their thoughts on delivering solar suitcases to Kenyans and the impact it will have on their lives.

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February 23, 2017

High School Students Get Close-up Look at PG&E, Energy Jobs

Youth Leadership Bakersfield, a program offered by the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, recently brought 33 students out to PG&E’s service yard to learn about energy careers. Students watched linemen demonstrations, learned about electric safety and PG&E careers.

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February 15, 2017

PG&E Opens Annual Better Together STEM Scholarship Program

PG&E is inviting high school and college students throughout Central and Northern California to apply for a Better Together STEM Scholarship. The program awards $100,000 in scholarship annually.

January 13, 2017

PG&E Helps Minimize Effect of School Power Outage with Personal Touch

Students at Alta Vista Elementary School attended classes without power on Wednesday. School district officials said PG&E’s constant updates and personal communication helped make the power outage easier to handle.

December 21, 2016

PG&E Takes Part in California Economic Summit Discussion on Preparing Tomorrow’s Workers

Dinyar Mistry, PG&E’s senior vice president of human resources, took part in a panel discussion at the California Economic Summit in Sacramento and provided input on how to better prepare tomorrow’s workers for jobs.

November 28, 2016

PG&E, SLO County, SLO Coastal Unified School District, Local Cities Reach Accord on Diablo Canyon Community Support Funding

A proposed settlement announced today would provide $85 million in support for the San Luis Obispo County community as part of a mutual goal to ensure a successful transition to a post-DCPP operations economy.

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November 7, 2016

Two Local Students will Help Deliver Solar Suitcases to Kenya

Matt Grossman and Max Glenn of Rio Americano High School in Sacramento will join four other PG&E Solar Suitcase program participants traveling to Kenya courtesy of PG&E. The students will deliver the portable power sources to communities in need.

November 4, 2016

San Bernardino County: PG&E Partners with Chemehuevi Tribe on School Beautification

New shade trees funded by PG&E will soon adorn the campus of Chemehuevi Valley Elementary School, a small school attended by children of the Chemehuevi Tribe on the California side of Lake Havasu.

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November 3, 2016

Students Going to Kenya, Part of PG&E Solar Suitcase Program

Amy Hua and Kyle Mondina will travel to Kenya in February with WE Charity to help deliver Solar Suitcases to communities in need. The trip, part of PG&E’s Solar Suitcase program, is part of a service-learning partnership with We Share Solar.

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November 1, 2016

Two Students Surprised with Kenya Trip to Deliver Solar Suitcases

In a surprise announcement at North High School in Bakersfield, two high school students learned they would be going to Kenya to deliver solar suitcases they helped build. PG&E will cover all expenses for the 12-day trip with the nonprofit WE Charity as part of its Solar Suitcase program.

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November 1, 2016

PG&E Announces Applications for At Least 170 Scholarships

Scholarship applications are now being accepted for college-bound high school as well as current college and continuing students.

September 28, 2016

PG&E Helps Students Bring Light to 2,400 Kenyans with Solar Suitcase Program

Nineteen high schools have been selected to participate in the second year of PG&E’s Solar Suitcase Program. The program allows students to learn about solar and build portable solar units for communities in Kenya.

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September 21, 2016

PG&E, Golden State Warriors Pack 5,000 Lunches for San Jose Students

On Tuesday, PG&E and the Golden State Warriors hosted a volunteer event at Sacred Heart Community Service in San Jose where 5,000 lunch bags were packed and later delivered for low-income students.

September 6, 2016

Hinkley Workforce Development Youth Install Solar Powered Irrigation System

The Career Institute, PG&E’s partner for workforce training in Hinkley, installed a solar power well to supply water to the surrounding tree line that provides a wind block for topsoil on nearby properties.

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September 1, 2016

PG&E Helps Schools Reduce Energy, Put Money Back into Classrooms

Since 2010, PG&E has partnered with California schools on energy efficiency projects and achieved some big-time results. Bakersfield City School District, together with other districts, helped save enough energy to power nearly 26,000 homes and remove 43,000 cars from the road per year.

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