& Insights

October 30, 2019
Lawanda was tired of dead-end jobs and looking for something new. “PPL’s holistic approach to work training made sure the door to a new career was open and that I was ready to walk through it,” says Lawanda.
September 11, 2019
At a school of nearly 1,000 students, Robyn's social anxiety was always present and made it difficult to focus on learning. As her grades suffered, she sat down with her parents and school counselors to figure out her next step.
September 9, 2019
PPL's new Career Center opened earlier this year, but there was one thing missing; on the west side of the building remained a blank white wall. Five months ago, PPL partnered with Hope Community and Mia to create a larger-than-life mural.
September 3, 2019
Faculty and staff were busy this summer moving LNAS, one of PPL's alternative high schools to a new building in the Phillips neighborhood. Check out these awesome before and after photos!
August 20, 2019
Kenita had been staying in a shelter for two months with her daughter when she left. “I was just so distraught. I gathered all our stuff from the shelter and just left,” she said. 
August 19, 2019
As Education Program Compliance and Admin Coordinator, Sara is integral to PPL's Career Training programs for young people. Sara supports both Alternative High Schools and the Step Up program to help youth prepare for success after graduation.
August 5, 2019
A name is an organization's first and most widely traveled ambassador. It goes everywhere, telling a story of purpose and identity.

Project for Pride in Living. What is our story?
July 22, 2019
To celebrate President & CEO Paul Williams' fifth anniversary at PPL, we sat down to talk about PPL over the last five years, the impact and growth we've continued to have in our community, and his vision moving forward.
July 10, 2019
As a Children and Youth Services Coordinator, Michael is integral to PPL's Family Supportive Housing programs. In his work, Michael supports families' long-term success by helping youth develop social-emotional learning skills.
June 17, 2019
Many people can quickly identify their weaknesses, but what about their strengths? To help a Career Training class uncover their talents, a certified StrengthsFinder coach volunteered his expertise and energy to support their job search journey.