Education


April 14, 2016

PG&E Pays $318 Million in Property Taxes and Franchise Fees to Cities, Counties

Property tax and franchise fee payments, paid to cities and counties for use of public streets for gas and electric facilities, are one of the important ways PG&E helps drive local economies and supports essential public services such as education and public safety.

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April 6, 2016

Oakland Student Wins PG&E’s Black History Month Contest

An Oakland high school student is the winner of PG&E’s Black History Month photo and essay contest. Christian Kinnick wrote about a park cleanup as a way to provide more inviting outdoor environments for other young people.

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April 4, 2016

PG&E Collaborates on Day of Science for Local Students

More than 500 students took part in Dia de Ciencias — or, Day of Science — recently at University of the Pacific. The event was designed to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists.

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March 29, 2016

PG&E Helps Innovators of Tomorrow Test Robot-Making Skills

More than 70 teams of middle and high school students recently gathered to show off their robot-making skills. And helping them was PG&E and 11 other utilities as part of the “Get Into Energy, Get Into STEM” program.

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March 17, 2016

High School Students Share Experience of Taking Part in PG&E’s Solar Suitcase Program

The Bakersfield students learned about electricity and how to build solar-powered suitcases to provide light. But they said the resulting global impact of their work, knowing it will help communities in Kenya, is the greatest benefit.

March 8, 2016

PG&E Hosts Mojave XP High School Students for Career Field Trip

Students from Barstow High School’s career academy learn about the importance of education, utility-industry careers and much more at a recent PG&E-hosted event.

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March 8, 2016

Diablo Canyon Power Plant, Central Coast Aquarium Partner to Launch ‘Tide Pools on Tour’

PG&E recently partnered with the Central Coast Aquarium to create an on-the-go marine biology educational experience for students called the “Tide Pools on Tour” program.

February 29, 2016

Boy Scouts Earn Nuclear Badge through New Partnership with PG&E

PG&E recently joined with the Boy Scouts of America Los Padres Council to host a new merit badge event for more than 40 local boy scouts.

February 23, 2016

PG&E Awards $20,000 Grant to Amador Community College Foundation

The Amador Community College Foundation is one of ten community organizations recently awarded a $20,000 Economic Vitality Grant from PG&E. The grant will support the Career Pathways for Amador County Youth program.

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February 23, 2016

PG&E Takes Pride in Being a Community Helper

Preschoolers naturally think of nurses or police officers as community helpers. But a group of children in Bakersfield recently got to experience how PG&E troublemen help their communities, too.

February 18, 2016

PG&E Awards $200,000 to Drive Job Creation in California Communities

Economic Vitality Grants were awarded to 10 local community organizations — each will receive $20,000 to help grow a program or project focused on local business development, job creation or workforce training.

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February 16, 2016

PG&E Awards $20,000 Economic Vitality Grant to Youth Tech Incubator

As a crowd from the Watsonville community cheered, PG&E congratulated a youth tech incubator for its selection as a 2015 Economic Vitality Grant winner. The grant is just another example of PG&E’s commitment to the local communities it serves.

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February 11, 2016

Bakersfield’s Kelly Ayllon Tackles UCLA, Reflects on Winning PG&E Scholarship

Kelly Ayllon is the first in her family to go to college and is determined to make her dream of a becoming a doctor come true — it’s a dream that is now closer to reality after she was awarded a $20,000-a-year scholarship from PG&E.

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February 2, 2016

PG&E Celebrates Black History Month with Student Photo and Essay Contest on Building a Better California

In celebration of Black History Month, PG&E invites high school students throughout its service territory to submit a photo and short 300 word essay demonstrating how they are helping build a better California.

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January 28, 2016

PG&E Announces $1 Million in College Scholarships in Support of Oakland Promise Initiative

PG&E today (Jan. 28) announced a donation of $1 million in college scholarships over the next five years, in conjunction with the launch of the city’s Oakland Promise education initiative.

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