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PPG Invests $1.5M in Community Programs

Friday, August 23, 2019

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Global coatings company PPG recently announced that its PPG Foundation has invested more than $1.5 million in 48 organizations that support educational and community sustainability programs throughout the United States.

The grants were made in the first half of 2019.

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Global coatings company PPG recently announced that its PPG Foundation has invested more than $1.5 million in 48 organizations that support educational and community sustainability programs throughout the United States.

“From hands-on, educational workshops in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), to programs that foster workforce development, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, PPG partners with organizations that provide a sustainable path forward for young people in our local communities,” said Malesia Dunn, Executive Director, PPG Foundation and corporate global social responsibility.

Some highlights:

  • To support the growing need for youth development in western Pennsylvania, the PPG Foundation provided a grant to Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania. Based near Pittsburgh, JA‘s K-12 programs foster workforce development, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, while using experiential learning to inspire students in the local community to dream big and reach their potential, according to the company.
  • The foundation also supported the collaboration between the X-Bots Robotics program and the Los Angeles chapter of GoBabyGo!, which provides STEM training to underprivileged children from various participating Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Southern California.
  • A grant was also given to the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland to make STEM come alive for its more than 300,000 visitors each year. The GLSC serves as an entryway for children to engage with science, become familiar with STEM career fields and begin to see themselves as future scientists and explorers, PPG says.

“By supporting these types of initiatives, we can begin to open doors, break down barriers and create endless possibilities for the next generation of scientists, chemists and manufacturers throughout the U.S.,” Dunn said.

   

Tagged categories: Business matters; Education; Good Technical Practice; NA; North America; PPG

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