genKP in the Community

More than just professional development and networking, genKP aims to better connect our members to the social mission of Kaiser Permanente. Through targeted volunteerism, giving, and external relationship building, genKP leverages the time, energy, and skills of its members to make a social impact in the broader community.

In 2015, genKP coordinated approximately 15 volunteer projects, engaging more than 260 genKP members, for a total of 1360 volunteer hours dedicated to the communities we serve. This year, our goal is to surpass 1400 community service hours and coordinate a community benefit activity every quarter in each region.

Throughout the month of April, genKP members participated in National Volunteer Month with activities ranging from sorting cans of food at a local food bank to teaching K-12 students life skills.

In Colorado, 15 genKP volunteers partnered with Junior Achievement to spend a day in the classroom at Virginia Court Elementary school teaching students about financial literacy, workplace readiness, and the entrepreneurial spirit. “It was a heart-warming experience. It is amazing how much influence you create when encouraging kids to take ownership of their future,” said Anh-Thu Nguyen, genKP’s Colorado co-regional area champion.

In Northern California, genKP members volunteered at the Alameda County Community Food Bank to sort, screen, and box fresh produce for needy families and individuals. Rebecca Phuong, who led the project on behalf of genKP, described the event as a fun way meet other genKP members. “I think my favorite part was getting involved with the community and being able to network and learn how Kaiser Permanente is involved. Last year, Kaiser Permanente was the leading volunteer group, contributing the highest amount of volunteer hours than any other group,” she said.

For additional volunteer opportunities, visit and click “Calendar” throughout the year or contact your regional or local area champion.

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