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Blue Shield Makes a Promise to Oakland’s Youth

For Vanessa Ogbu, signing up to mentor an Oakland high school student through the trials and tribulations of entering college seemed as natural as smiling on a sunny day. The Blue Shield of California senior manager of quality improvement remembers growing up in a middle-class home in Santa Cruz with her parents always striving to teach her and her siblings about the virtues of giving back to the community.
March 01, 2020

Blue Shield of California Launches BlueSky

January 01, 2020

Blue Shield Settles Into New Oakland Headquarters

December 01, 2019

Oakland Pride Gained Blue Shield of California as a New Sponsor

October 29, 2019

Blue Shield Is Picture-Perfect at StreetFest

October 01, 2019

Blue Shield Partners With Oakland for Town Camp Program

Blue Shield was an enthusiastic partner for the Oakland Park & Recreation Town Camp Health & Wellness Week.
September 01, 2019

Blue Shield, KaBOOM! Partner on an Oakland School Playground

Blue Shield has partnered with KaBOOM! since 2015. This year, as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to its new corporate home, Blue Shield volunteers constructed a playground for Yu Ming Public Charter School in Oakland.
August 01, 2019

Blue Shield Employees Fulfill Goal of Giving Back

As the official move of Blue Shield of California’s headquarters to downtown Oakland grows closer, the company’s high energy, employee volunteer events are reaching residents across the four corners of the city.
June 28, 2019

The Business of Diversity

Even before Blue Shield officially moves into its new downtown Oakland home base, the company is making serious efforts to positively affect the city’s business economy. A large company such as Blue Shield has ongoing supply needs in multiple areas — and it’s actively seeking out diverse local suppliers to fill them.
June 01, 2019

Supporting Women’s Paths to Power

When Blue Shield of California began planning a summit in Oakland to inspire women at all levels to lead, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf was the immediate and ideal choice to be a keynote at the event. Her leadership as the chief executive of the City of Oakland captured the essence of the event: “Women Lead to Excellence (WL2X)” – the name of the Employee Resource Group.
May 01, 2019