WE’RE WORKING WITH YOU TO MAKE OUR COMMUNITIES STRONGER

For more than a hundred years, we’ve been lighting the way for families to grow and businesses to prosper in communities across Appalachia, the Midwest and Southwest. Today, we strengthen that legacy of service by tackling our community’s most basic needs: food and housing. And education. Giving back in these ways and promoting environmental sustainability are an important part of who we are. In fact, we invest more than $16 million a year to care for others in our community and to promote and protect our environment. Working together with you, we are making our families healthier, our economies stronger and the future brighter for our communities.

Raise Strong Daughters, Then This Happens

As a little girl growing up in Houston, Texas, Kimberly Hughes’ mom urged her to “learn how to carry yourself and be a strong leader.” Heeding her mother’s advice, Kimberly joined the Girl Scouts, which marks its 107th anniversary as Women’s History Month wraps up.

Kimberly’s mom found success in the corporate world and believed strong girls grow up to be strong women. Her mother walked the talk and joined the scouts with Kimberly, as a troop leader.

For the next 12 years, Kimberly blossomed. She learned to find courage in the face of daunting challenges, whether pitching a tent or mastering high school geometry. She learned to make friends in a room full of strangers. She practiced turning ideas into action and celebrated progress as well as success.

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AEP environmental engineer Kimberly Hughes (center), credits her mom’s guidance and the Girl Scouts for teaching her how to be a leader.

Together, we make our communities better. This is how some of our volunteers are doing it.

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Years ago, AEP employee Jim Carlson found a creative way to kick off the holidays. Today, all his friends are in on it, too.

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An army of employee volunteers garnered recognition and praise for AEP, winner of the 2019 Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service.

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Connect with Us

We want to work with you to make our communities better. Here’s how to connect with us.

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Education

We believe quality education is a basic need. Let’s make it happen in our communities.

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HUNGER & HOUSING

Together with community partners, we meet the most basic of needs: food and housing.

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Community Recreation

We’ve reclaimed nature’s best to share with your family. Hike, hunt, sail and explore with us.

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Sustaining Communities

Clean energy. Diversity. Economic Development. Find out what we're doing to create a brighter future.

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