The FCA Foundation, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ charitable arm, is investing $1,650,000 worth of educational grants to its 2019 recipients comprising of 17 academic and nonprofit organizations.
The grant will aid the organizations in their common goal of improving the learning process and its success for Detroit-area students such as providing various in-classroom, after-school, summer and weekend programming.
"The FCA Foundation recognizes its responsibility to help build strong and sustainable communities," FCA Foundation Director of Civic Engagement & State Affairs Christine Estereicher said in a press release. "We believe that this goal can only be realized by investing in Detroit's young people, providing them with educational opportunities as well as life skills that will help them grow and thrive for years to come."
2019 FCA Foundation Grant Recipients:
Arab American and Chaldean Council - Expansion of after-school enrichment program
ACCESS - Expansion of digital inclusion program
City Year - In-school mentoring
Communities in Schools - Support to help students stay on track to graduation
Cranbrook Institute of Science - STEM education and environmental outreach program
Detroit Police Athletic League - Youth athletic, leadership, and mentoring programs
Engineering Society of Detroit - Girls in Engineering Academy
FIRST Championship (Detroit) - Volunteer sponsor
FIRST in Michigan - Support for 114 FIRST robotics competition teams in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan
LA SED - Youth enrichment program with a focus on literacy and math proficiency
Math Corps - Academic and mentoring program for Detroit public school students in grades 6-12
Michigan College Access Network - College advising support for high school students
Rhonda Walker Foundation - RWF Academy after-school program for middle-school girls
Ruth Ellis Center Inc. - Expansion of youth leadership program
Teach for America - Literacy Teacher Development in eastside Detroit schools
Winning Futures - School-based leadership and mentoring with an emphasis on high school graduation and college preparation
YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit - Youth development programming in Warren, Trenton, Pontiac and the east side of Detroit