A switch flips; the lights go on. A button is pressed; the local weatherman comes to life on television. A dial is turned; an air conditioner whirs to life cooling a stifling room. As each new day begins and ends, we are there, powering our customers’ lives. But we understand that our customers, and their communities, need more than just power to thrive.
PPL’s sustaining grants program provides grants up to $25,000 to local nonprofit organizations focused on improving education, developing the workforce and revitalizing the communities we serve.
Contribution to local center will help ensure safety of local LGBT community
New “Cover to Cover” program aims to keep kids on track. Empowering communities where we live and work is just as important, and a new effort we started this year is aimed at some of the youngest members of those cities and towns across central and eastern Pennsylvania.
For Jeanne Wright, the drive to help others started when she was a child. “I grew up with parents who helped others – through the church, the Boy Scouts, neighbors, PTA, elderly – and that ‘value’ was instilled in me,” Wright said. “By their examples, I learned that giving of my time and helping others was just a way of life – it’s what our beliefs tell us to do.”
Volunteer Spotlight: Employee recognized as one of the Lehigh Valley’s Women of the Year as a result of philanthropic and volunteer efforts
There are many reasons why Carrie Ward, supervisor-Information Systems at PPL, is so devoted to the community, but seeing the positive impact of her efforts is at the top of that list.
It’s not unusual to hear Amy Walker, reliability engineer supervisor – PPL Electric Utilities, talk about her love of math and science. And now she is using that passion to inspire a new generation of girls into pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers.
April is National Volunteer Month and PPL employees around the globe are out in force doing what they love to do: volunteering and giving back to our communities.
The Girl Scouts’ mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. That mission was reinforced on Feb. 13 at PPL’s Walbert Learning Center, when 43 girls ages 5-17 took part in a training program led by volunteers from PPL’s The POWER Network business resource group.
A level playing field and access to opportunities are just two of the things that stand in the way of success for at-risk youth in the Lehigh Valley. On Friday, Oct. 16, PPL Corporation made strides to close those gaps with the first My Brother’s Keeper careers conference in the Lehigh Valley. The event welcomed 100 students in eighth through tenth grade from the Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton school districts and Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School.