Category: Community

PPL employees improving communities in various ways

PPL employees in Pennsylvania last year donated 7,800 hours of volunteer time through corporate-sponsored events alone – and many more away from work. Meet three PPL workers who are making a difference in their communities.

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PPL regional affairs director and community leader reflects on the importance of female role models

Obando-Derstine was once a shy and quiet girl – a native Colombian and Spanish speaker in a New Jersey school filled with English-speaking students. A teacher took Obando-Derstine under her wing in kindergarten, boosting the girl’s confidence and teaching her English. That teacher and other role models along the way laid the foundation for the leader Obando-Derstine would eventually become.

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PPL, Barnes & Noble team up to help young readers succeed

PPL will host book fairs at participating Barnes & Noble locations March 24 as part of the company’s Cover to Cover initiative to share the joy of reading and help children sharpen their reading skills over the summer. Mention Cover to Cover when you check out March 24 at participating Barnes & Noble bookstores and a portion of the proceeds will help put books in the hands of children in grades K-3 who might not otherwise have books to read over the summer.

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PPL HR specialist shares her story of inclusion at LGBT Business Summit

Kristin Leayman shared her story during the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s LGBT Business Summit on March 6 at Moravian College in Bethlehem. PPL was one of many companies to sponsor the event, which was designed partly to instruct employers how to provide more inclusive workplaces for LGBT employees.

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Mobile STEM lab brings future in focus for girls

A bright future in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) is closer than ever for girls in central Pennsylvania, thanks to a new mobile stem lab from the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA).

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