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Two wheels lead inner city kids on a path of discovery and opportunity.

August 7, 2017

Community Bike Works

A community bicycling program helps kids develop skills and build confidence in a safe, fun environment. For many kids a bike means freedom – transportation to the pool on a hot day or to a friend’s house to shoot some hoops. But for the inner city kids who participate in Community Bike Works’ Earn a… Read more »

On National Lineworker Appreciation Day, we thank our heroes in hardhats

July 10, 2017

national lineworker appreciation day

In the harshest cold of winter or the stifling heat of summer, lineworkers battle tough conditions to ensure safe, reliable electricity service for our more than 10 million customers in Kentucky, Pennsylvania and the United Kingdom. Monday, July 10, is National Lineworker Appreciation Day and a great day to celebrate all of our lineworkers, electricians,… Read more »

Powering up PPL’s STEM workforce

June 29, 2017

Tom Lynch

PPL Chief Human Resources Officer talks about best practices for building the workforce of the future According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs are growing faster than any other U.S. sector. Available jobs in the field are set to increase 17 percent between 2014 and 2024. How… Read more »

PPL Foundation awards $450,000 to more than 70 community organizations throughout Pennsylvania

June 28, 2017

PPL Empowering Communities

The PPL Foundation’s sustaining grants program provides grants up to $25,000 to support education, workforce development and community revitalization initiatives. Organizations helping to interest young students in science and technology, assist entrepreneurs in starting small businesses that create jobs, and provide opportunities for the disadvantaged in our communities are just some of the many nonprofit… Read more »

PPL joins more than 150 businesses to make unprecedented commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace

June 12, 2017

Together we'll act on diversity and inclusion; CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

Chairman, President and CEO Bill Spence announced that PPL Corporation signed onto the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This commitment is driven by a realization that CEOs and the companies they lead can play a critical role in addressing diversity and… Read more »

Cover to Cover program will boost summer reading for more than 6,000 students

June 8, 2017

Corporate Relations Specialist Janice Osborne reads to a student at Fountain Hill Elementary School during the Cover to Cover book distribution.

‘Love that Dog,’ Encyclopedia Brown,’ and ‘Anna, Banana, and the Monkey in the Middle’ help kids learn over the summer Thanks to PPL employees and the PPL Foundation, more than 6,000 students in grades K-3 will experience the joys of summer reading and reap the benefits of avoiding the “summer slide.” Nearly 26,000 new or… Read more »

High school robotics students are engineering the future

June 7, 2017

Students in Easton High School’s (EHS) Technology Student Association (TSA) built Bella, a fully functioning robot that picks up rings, balls and other items at the beck and call of a student programmer.

Star Wars has R2-D2. The Jetsons have Rosie. The Easton Area High School has Bella. Students in Easton High School’s (EHS) Technology Student Association (TSA) built Bella, a fully functioning robot that picks up rings, balls and other items at the beck and call of a student programmer. The students competed with Bella at the… Read more »

Motorsports Engineering Club puts middle school students in the driver’s seat to success

May 26, 2017

kids in the Motorsports Engineering Club at Lower Macungie Middle School (LMMS)

Like most middle school students, the kids in the Motorsports Engineering Club at Lower Macungie Middle School (LMMS) like playing soccer, hanging with friends and, you know, building cars. Tech Ed teacher Stephen Toth leads the club, made up of sixth, seventh and eighth grade students, which operates just as a true life race team… Read more »

PPL recognized by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best Employers

May 9, 2017

PPL recognized by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best Employers

For the second year in a row, PPL has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2017. Of the 500 large employers making the magazine’s annual list, PPL ranked number 172. The ranking was based on how likely employees were to recommend their company as a place of employment. The… Read more »

Diversity – so much more than just a word

April 25, 2017

Bill Spence at BRG Conference

PPL redefines diversity during Celebrate Diversity Month Diversity is a word often talked about with respect to our communities and workplaces — but what does it mean? Diversity has been defined as the state of being different or unlike. At PPL, we have a broader perspective: We define diversity as the state of understanding and… Read more »