In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, long-time GMiS sponsor The Boeing Company announced a $1 million donation to organizations supporting Hispanic and Latinx communities, including $100,000 to Great Minds in STEM’s national K-12 education program Viva Technology.
Today, in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S., Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced a $1 million donation to organizations supporting Hispanic and Latinx communities. The investment package will fund 28 organizations working to strengthen appreciation for Hispanic and Latinx history and culture, increase STEM education curriculum in underserved schools, advance Latinx-focused leadership and workforce development programs and diversify the aerospace talent pipeline.
“We celebrate the contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans every year from Sept. 15-Oct. 15, but partnering in a practical way to support these communities every day can be life-changing,” said Susan Doniz, Boeing’s chief information officer, senior vice president of Information Technology & Data Analytics and executive sponsor of Boeing Familia, the company’s Hispanic and Latinx business resource group. “This grant will empower students, artists and families to tap into their creativity and turn possibility into reality, which not only has the power to transform communities, but also industries – and the world.”Boeing
Viva Technology is designed to engage students, teachers, and parents with STEM challenges that stimulate their interest in the application of technology and provide STEM-focused career pathways. The program creates awareness, supplies STEM resources, and provides access to STEM career pathways.
An enormous thank you to Boeing for this generous donation that will undoubtedly help us bring Viva Technology to more communities and nurture future great minds in STEM!