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Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Partner On Six-Festival Activation To Benefit Music Education Programs

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Partner On Six-Festival Activation To Benefit Music Education Programs

April 18, 2017
Torrance, Calif., April 18, 2017 – For the third consecutive year, Toyota, in partnership with VH1 Save The Music Foundation, will donate instruments and valuable resources to assist music education programs in public schools, as they’ve previously done in Chicago and New Orleans. Toyota is committed to continuing its support in 2017 to once again bring music education to deserving schools.... more

Toyota Presents RAV4 Hybrid to Heroic Soldier at New York Auto Show Opening Ceremony

Toyota Presents RAV4 Hybrid to Heroic Soldier at New York Auto Show Opening Ceremony

April 17, 2017
NEW YORK, April 17, 2017 – In 2012, Sgt. Joe Mille lost his right leg to a roadside bomb during the final month of his deployment to South Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he was a rifleman and team leader for the Army. But he hasn’t let the injury keep him down. After enduring a rigorous, 15-month stint of rehab, the Sitka, Alaska, native reenlisted for another six-year term.... more

Toyota Shines Spotlight on Female Pioneers at 8th Annual Women in the World Summit

Toyota Shines Spotlight on Female Pioneers at 8th Annual Women in the World Summit

April 06, 2017
NEW YORK (April 6, 2017) – This week, the 8th annual Tina Brown Live Media Women in the World Summit, presented and co-hosted by Toyota, featured the Mothers of Invention (MOI) Class of 2017, celebrating pioneers who are driving positive change in the world through innovation and entrepreneurship. Three grants in the amount of $50,000 each were awarded for groundbreaking work in clean-water infrastructure, power-generating footwear and science instrument-smartphone technology.... more

Teens Across The Nation Get Creative in the Tenth Annual Lexus Eco Challenge One Sip at a Time and by Turning Trash into Music To Our Ears

Teens Across The Nation Get Creative in the Tenth Annual Lexus Eco Challenge One Sip at a Time and by Turning Trash into Music To Our Ears

April 06, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 6, 2017) – To sip or not to sip?  One man’s trash or treasure?  Inspired students are taking their passion in science, technology, engineering and math to a whole new level. By taking charge, learning about their environment, and making a positive impact on the world, students, teachers, and schools are being rewarded with $500,000 in scholarships and grants through the annual Lexus Eco Challenge. To learn more about the program and the winners visit: www.scholastic.com/lexus.... more

Teen Filmmakers Address Driver Safety!  Toyota and Discovery Education Announce Finalists in Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

Teen Filmmakers Address Driver Safety! Toyota and Discovery Education Announce Finalists in Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

April 06, 2017
Silver Spring, Md. (April 6, 2017) –  Teen filmmakers are pointing their lens at driver safety, and making a difference.  Today, Toyota and Discovery Education announced the ten finalists of the Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge. Now in its sixth year, the Challenge invites teens to create short videos to inspire their peers to drive more safely and avoid risky behavior.  The public is invited to watch the ten finalists’ videos —chosen from nearly 1,500 submissions — at TeenDrive365InSchool.com/vote and vote through April 18, 2017 for the People’s Choice winner, who will receive a $5,000 prize and a behind-the-scenes trip to a taping of a Velocity network show. ... more

Children’s Health and Toyota Bring Car Seat Safety to the Streets of North Texas

Children’s Health and Toyota Bring Car Seat Safety to the Streets of North Texas

March 23, 2017
Plano, Texas (March 23, 2017) – In Texas, one motor vehicle crash occurred every 61 seconds in 2015.1 However, a properly installed car seat can help dramatically reduce injury and prevent death in the case of a crash. That’s why Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s are working with Children’s HealthSM, the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas, to bring the national safety program Buckle Up for Life to families in North Texas.  
 
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Fact Sheet: Ignite Institute at Roebling Innovation Center

Fact Sheet: Ignite Institute at Roebling Innovation Center

March 17, 2017
Toyota is donating its Quality & Production Engineering Laboratory facility in Erlanger, Kentucky, to create the Ignite Institute at Roebling Innovation Center, a new STEAM-based education center to serve the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region. Ignite Institute will focus on project-based learning in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics, with real industry-case methodology, honing passion and direction for careers.  It will include the best aspects of innovative schools around the country.
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Toyota Donates Engineering Laboratory Building to Create STEAM-Focused Education Center

Toyota Donates Engineering Laboratory Building to Create STEAM-Focused Education Center

March 17, 2017
Erlanger, Ky. (March 17, 2017) - Creating an enduring gift to fuel the economic engine of the Tri-State, Toyota announced today that it is donating its Quality and Production Engineering Laboratory on its campus in Erlanger to develop a STEAM-focused education center to serve the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region. The vision, a collaborative endeavor involving state and local leaders, is world-class STEAM education that inspires the next generation to be creative and engaged, highly skilled, tech-savvy and work-ready problem solvers.... more

Toyota USA Foundation Grants $4 Million to California State University, Dominguez Hills to Prepare Students in Southern California for STEM Careers

Toyota USA Foundation Grants $4 Million to California State University, Dominguez Hills to Prepare Students in Southern California for STEM Careers

February 28, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 28, 2017 – Toyota USA Foundation and California State University, Dominguez Hills announced today that together they will tackle workforce readiness issues head-on, creating a new Toyota Center for Innovation in STEM Education (Toyota Center) to inspire learning for students from kindergarten through college.... more

Toyota Supports Preservation of African-American Historic Places

Toyota Supports Preservation of African-American Historic Places

February 27, 2017
WASHINGTON (Feb. 27, 2017) – Taking a drive down memory lane is a way to connect to the past, and much like a photograph, visiting historical landmarks can stir emotions and educate the next generation.
 
As part of Black History Month, Toyota teamed up with the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) to help raise awareness of America’s often overlooked yet not so hidden historic African-American treasures, for a road show to three states and contribution to help restore endangered, iconic African-American sites.... more

Toyota and Super Producer Bryan Michael-Cox Honor Music Veterans and Emerging, Young Artists

Toyota and Super Producer Bryan Michael-Cox Honor Music Veterans and Emerging, Young Artists

February 09, 2017
Los Angeles (Feb. 9, 2017) – On a day where the music industry’s biggest and brightest shine, Toyota and award-winning producer, Bryan-Michael Cox, are joining forces for the second year in a row to honor those making moves behind the scenes.

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Toyota Creates $1M Grant to Tackle Mobility Challenges in North Texas

Toyota Creates $1M Grant to Tackle Mobility Challenges in North Texas

January 24, 2017
Plano, Texas, January 24, 2017 — To help address mobility challenges in North Texas, Toyota announced a $1 million impact grant in partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, available for local non-profits, academic institutions and social entrepreneurs.  The grant, a joint program between Toyota Motor North America and Toyota Financial Services, requires collaboration among up to five organizations.... more

Five Historically Black Colleges and Universities and The Tom Joyner Foundation to Each Receive $10,000 from Toyota Financial Services in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Five Historically Black Colleges and Universities and The Tom Joyner Foundation to Each Receive $10,000 from Toyota Financial Services in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 13, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif., January 13, 2017 -- In honor of the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is continuing its support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and their communities, by providing $60,000 to five HBCUs as well as the Tom Joyner Foundation.... more

A Serving of Manufacturing Know-How Helps Those in Need

A Serving of Manufacturing Know-How Helps Those in Need

December 21, 2016
Buffalo, W.Va. (Dec. 21, 2016) – Feed more people in need more efficiently.
 
That was the goal for team members from Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia (TMMWV), who recently shared manufacturing and process best practices with the Facing Hunger Food Bank in Huntington, W.Va. And thanks to the collaborative effort, the food bank is now set to operate more efficiently.
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Continuing Its 30th Anniversary Celebration, Toyota Surprises Three Georgetown Non-Profits with $10,000 Grants

Continuing Its 30th Anniversary Celebration, Toyota Surprises Three Georgetown Non-Profits with $10,000 Grants

November 14, 2016
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (November 10, 2016) – Three Georgetown non-profits thought they were meeting with Toyota team members today to tell them more about their programs and make their pitch for a grant request. What they didn’t know is a group from Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) had something different in mind, surprising each of the three non-profits with a $10,000 check.
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Toyota and Net Impact Team Up to Promote Social Equity Through Mobility Solutions

Toyota and Net Impact Team Up to Promote Social Equity Through Mobility Solutions

October 20, 2016
Plano, TX (October 20, 2016) – Today, Net Impact, Toyota and the Toyota Mobility Foundation announced the second year of the Next Generation Mobility Challenge, a competition to inspire millennials to develop solutions to meet critical mobility needs through design thinking. This year’s challenges will focus on tackling issues related to social equity and inclusion.... more

25-Year Game Changer: Toyota, NCFL Pioneer Family Literacy Initiative

25-Year Game Changer: Toyota, NCFL Pioneer Family Literacy Initiative

October 19, 2016
DETROIT (October 19, 2016) – Lupe Maldonado will tell you, “education is key.” That’s because it’s what helped her and her family create a brighter future. Their story started in a garage in Torrance, Calif., more than 20 years ago. That’s where they lived when they came to the U.S. No bathroom. No running water; a mattress on the bare floor. They covered up the holes to keep out the cold and the mice. While it may have been a bleak start, Lupe says just being in America was a dream come true.... more

A Solid Foundation: Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award Winner, Runner-up Arm Parents With the Tools to Improve Children’s Academic Outcomes

A Solid Foundation: Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award Winner, Runner-up Arm Parents With the Tools to Improve Children’s Academic Outcomes

October 13, 2016
When Jean Ciborowski Fahey of Weymouth, Mass., joins a circle of moms and newborns, she condenses decades of knowledge about brain development into a 20-minute message that’s straightforward and provides parents ways to help their children develop a strong foundation for learning. ... more

Buckle Up for Life Announces Top Tips for Car Seat Safety and Expands to 11 New Markets

Buckle Up for Life Announces Top Tips for Car Seat Safety and Expands to 11 New Markets

September 15, 2016
Plano, Texas (Sept. 15, 2016) - Whether you’re a first-time parent, doting grandparent or seasoned baby sitter, car seats are not always the easiest things to figure out. In fact, 75 percent of seats in the U.S. are not used correctly.1 That’s why Buckle Up for Life, the national car seat education program from Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s, is sharing its top safety tips, just in time for Child Passenger Safety Week (September 18-24). The program is also announcing an expansion to 11 new markets to help keep even more children safe.... more

The Nature of It All

The Nature of It All

August 25, 2016
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (Aug. 25, 2016) –  Online gaming or using social media apps - kids often live in virtual environments.  But kids in Yellowstone National Park will soon have a new living environment to explore, with help from Toyota. ... more

Fueling the Future

Fueling the Future

August 09, 2016
TORRANCE, CALIF. (Aug. 9, 2016) – Game-based learning. Augmented reality virtual field trips. Biometric eye-tracking to determine how students absorb and understand content.

Today’s classroom is evolving. The next generation of innovators crave hands-on learning experiences and working alongside professionals who share their passion. Toyota embraces this collaborative spirit and an ongoing commitment to STEM education. That’s why Toyota is partnering with Horizon Educational Group to bring the Hydrogen Horizon Automotive Challenge to 20 California schools in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
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Engineers of Tomorrow: Toyota Helps Michigan Science Center ‘Catch ‘Em All’

Engineers of Tomorrow: Toyota Helps Michigan Science Center ‘Catch ‘Em All’

July 21, 2016
Detroit (July 21, 2016) -- Inspiring today’s students to become tomorrow’s science and engineering leaders is something Toyota believes is critical to society. Whether it’s autonomous cars, flying cars or something that has yet to be envisioned, the future of mobility depends on sparking children’s interests in engineering and science careers.... more

Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s Partner with Children’s Health to Launch Buckle Up for Life in North Texas

Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s Partner with Children’s Health to Launch Buckle Up for Life in North Texas

July 21, 2016
Dallas (July 21, 2016) – What if there was a way to help prevent a leading cause of childhood death, but three out of four of us were doing it wrong? The startling truth is that 75 percent of car seats in the U.S. are not used correctly.[1] Additionally, 78.6% of children inspected at The Safety Source-Injury Prevention Service’s 2013 child passenger safety program at Children’s Medical Center Dallas were riding incorrectly, or worse, arrived at inspection stations unrestrained.[2]
 
To help address this, Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s have partnered with Children’s Health, the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas, to launch the national education program Buckle Up for Life in North Texas. During the six week program, trained specialists work closely with parents and caregivers to teach them about all aspects of car seats, booster seats and seat belts. The program is offered in English and Spanish and provides free seats to families in need.... more

Elbow Grease: TMMWV Team Members Volunteer to Help Flood Victims Dig Out

Elbow Grease: TMMWV Team Members Volunteer to Help Flood Victims Dig Out

July 13, 2016
Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia (TMMWV) team member Tony Perry is known as “the Refrigerator.”
 
Perry, you see, has the strength and stomach to remove refrigerators and freezers from homes devastated by a record-breaking flood in Clendenin, W.Va., about 60 miles east of TMMWV. He’s one of more than 100 team members who have volunteered to help residents in the aftermath of the June 23 thunderstorms that dropped some 10 inches of rain in only a few hours. The adjoining Elk River rose more than 27 feet, coating the town of 1,200 residents in mud and claiming 25 lives.... more

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Named One of the Most Community-Minded Companies in the Nation

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Named One of the Most Community-Minded Companies in the Nation

June 28, 2016
Torrance, Calif., June 28, 2016 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS), long at the forefront of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), has once again been named one of the most community-minded companies in the nation by Points of Light Foundation.  For the second consecutive year, TFS has been included on the nonprofit’s Civic 50 list, the latest of many accolades the company has received for its CSR initiatives and its dedication to supporting and empowering its communities.... more

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