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New Series of Documentary Shorts from Toyota TeenDrive365 Explores the Emotional Rite of Passage When a Teen Receives Their Driver’s License

New Series of Documentary Shorts from Toyota TeenDrive365 Explores the Emotional Rite of Passage When a Teen Receives Their Driver’s License

April 22, 2015
NEW YORK (April 22, 2015) – Excitement. Fear. Loss of Control. Pride. Every parent of a teenager can relate to the rollercoaster of emotions that occurs when their child receives their driver’s license.
 
In a new series of documentary shorts, Toyota has partnered with three award-winning Getty Images Reportage photojournalists to explore this major rite of passage through the experiences of three families in Los Angeles, Boston and St. Petersburg, Fla. The series is part of TeenDrive365, Toyota’s comprehensive teen safety initiative that helps parents and teens become safer drivers together. You can watch the videos at www.TeenDrive365.com.... more

Toyota USA Foundation Announces $1.9 Million in Grants to Support the Scientists, Innovators and Engineers of Tomorrow

Toyota USA Foundation Announces $1.9 Million in Grants to Support the Scientists, Innovators and Engineers of Tomorrow

April 20, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 20, 2015) –The Toyota USA Foundation announced $1.9 million in grants to K-12 educational programs that focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and serve diverse communities.... more

Lights, Camera, No More Distractions! Teen Filmmakers Take On Driving Safety

Lights, Camera, No More Distractions! Teen Filmmakers Take On Driving Safety

April 16, 2015
Silver Spring, MD (April 16, 2015) – Sometimes peer pressure can be a good thing. Just ask the teen filmmakers who entered Toyota and Discovery Education’s Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge.... more

Toyota Celebra el Camino Hasta los Juegos

Toyota Celebra el Camino Hasta los Juegos

April 16, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (16 de abril de 2015) – Ahora a solo 100 días de las ceremonia de inauguración, Toyota, el Socio Automotor Oficial de los Juegos Mundiales de las Olimpiadas Especiales 2015, desplegó hoy sus programas nacionales y locales, cimentando aún más su compromiso con los Juegos. Toyota y su red de concesionarios en Estados Unidos se han comprometido a recaudar fondos para apoyar a los atletas y su viaje hasta los Juegos Mundiales en Los Ángeles. ... more

Toyota Celebrates the Journey to the Games

Toyota Celebrates the Journey to the Games

April 16, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 16, 2015) – Now just 100 days away from the Opening Ceremony, Toyota, the Official Automotive Partner of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, rolled out its national and local programs today, furthering its commitment to the World Games. Toyota and its network of dealerships across the U.S. have committed to raising funds to support athletes and their journey to the World Games in Los Angeles.... more

What Combines the Thrill of Sports and the Excitement of Science and Technology? FIRST Robotics

What Combines the Thrill of Sports and the Excitement of Science and Technology? FIRST Robotics

April 13, 2015
YORK TOWNSHIP, MICH. (April 13, 2015) – In a continuing effort to expand STEM education and inspire the next generation of great engineers, Toyota Technical Center (TTC), Toyota’s North American engineering, research and development headquarters, has announced five grants for FIRST Robotics activities in Michigan. The funding, more than $60,000 worth, will support in-school robotics programs as well as provide support for regional and state competitions. The effort will bolster the expanding robotics program; a program that develops more than 10,000 future engineers, scientists and technologists across the state.... more

Girl Scouts of the USA and Toyota Financial Services Pave the Way for Girls' Financial Empowerment with 'Driving My Financial Future'

Girl Scouts of the USA and Toyota Financial Services Pave the Way for Girls' Financial Empowerment with 'Driving My Financial Future'

April 08, 2015
NEW YORK (April 8, 2015) — Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) today announced a new, multi-year partnership with Toyota Financial Services (TFS), which has pledged $2.1 million to help girls become self-reliant, financially literate, and capable of leveraging their talent, resources, and personal business values to build a stronger economy and healthier communities. When young people understand the value of properly managing personal finances, they are better prepared for the realities of adult life. Yet less than half the states in the U.S. offer financial education in schools.... more

New York Auto Show Opening Day: Music, Celebrities, Giving Back, Cars and More

New York Auto Show Opening Day: Music, Celebrities, Giving Back, Cars and More

April 04, 2015
New York, April 4, 2015 -- In addition to a wide range of celebrity appearances and musical performances, the New York International Auto Show’s Opening Day ceremony will include a brand new vehicle donation to an Afghanistan War hero who was injured in combat.
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National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation Launches from Dallas

National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation Launches from Dallas

March 31, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (March 31, 2015) – Fresh water is a precious resource, something that is a vital part of daily life and sustainability. But steps must be taken now to ensure that the supply isn’t depleted at such a rapid rate. Toyota realizes this importance and, for the fourth consecutive year, is partnering with the Wyland Foundation to sponsor the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.... more

Toyota Donates “50 FOR 50”

Toyota Donates “50 FOR 50”

March 16, 2015
MONTGOMERY, Ala., March 16, 2015 – In 1965, thousands marched from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama on a journey for justice.  All across the South, college students participated in the 54-mile walk. As the country recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the historic event, Toyota this week donated $50,000 to four Alabama historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) who played an essential role in the quest for civil rights and equality.... more

Changing the Course: High School History Teacher Honored for Engaging Families in Children’s Education

Changing the Course: High School History Teacher Honored for Engaging Families in Children’s Education

March 12, 2015
When high school teacher Kristen Whitaker arrived at work March 11, she knew there was a school assembly. But it was really just a ruse, set up to surprise her as the 2015 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year.
 
The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) and Toyota recognized Whitaker for her efforts in engaging students’ families in their children’s education. She receives a $20,000 grant to fund a family summer camp program she created for low-income minority students and their families.... more

Toyota y Scion Se Hacen Presentes en Hispanicize 2015

Toyota y Scion Se Hacen Presentes en Hispanicize 2015

February 27, 2015
MIAMI (27 de febrero de 2015) — Toyota y Scion estarán presentes en Hispanicize 2015, con la empresa haciendo su regreso como patrocinador oficial de la industria automotriz y del transporte durante la conferencia anual, la cual se celebrará del 16 al 20 de marzo en Miami. Este será el segundo año consecutivo en Hispanicize para el líder mundial en fabricación de automóviles, cuya enérgica presencia de marca en la conferencia de 2014 se destacó con exhibiciones de vehículos, sorteos de iPads, concursos en medios sociales, experiencias y pruebas de manejo.... more

Toyota and Scion 'Presente' at Hispanicize 2015

Toyota and Scion 'Presente' at Hispanicize 2015

February 26, 2015
MIAMI, Feb. 26, 2015 — Toyota and Scion will be present at Hispanicize 2015 when the company returns as the official automotive and transportation sponsor of the annual conference, March 16 to 20 in Miami.  This will be the second consecutive year at Hispanicize for the world’s leading automotive manufacturer, whose powerful brand presence at the 2014 conference was highlighted by vehicle displays, iPad giveaways, social media contests, ride-and-drive experiences and an autograph session with Toyota NASCAR drivers.... more

Toyota Financial Services Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy with Donations to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Toyota Financial Services Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy with Donations to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

January 16, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., (Jan. 16, 2015)  In honor of the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced today that it has made a donation totaling $50,000 to five Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs).
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Over the River and Through the Woods, Safely Buckled Up We Go!

Over the River and Through the Woods, Safely Buckled Up We Go!

November 19, 2014
New York, NY, Nov. 19, 2014 – More than 43 million Americans traveled for Thanksgiving last year and ninety percent of them did so by car.1 That’s why, as we approach the busiest travel season of the year, travel safety information is more important than ever – especially for children.  Did you know that children’s winter coats should be removed before placing them in a car seat?  What about the startling fact that three out of four car seats are incorrectly installed?... more

Toyota and VMI Award Wheelchair Accessible Van to Disabled Veteran Susan Kirsch on Veterans Day

Toyota and VMI Award Wheelchair Accessible Van to Disabled Veteran Susan Kirsch on Veterans Day

November 13, 2014
Phoenix, Nov. 12, 2014 Toyota and Vantage Mobility International (VMI) today announced that disabled US Air Force veteran Susan Kirsch has won a 2015 Toyota Sienna with the Northstar Access 360 in-floor side entry ramp conversion as part of the 2nd annual Operation Independence Star Spangled Salute contest. The announcement was made on Veteran’s Day in Phoenix, Arizona, where VMI is based.... more

Family Learning Program Moves into Five New Communities Nationwide

Family Learning Program Moves into Five New Communities Nationwide

November 13, 2014
Louisville, Ky. (Nov. 13, 2014)  — Families in five communities across the nation will participate in an innovative intergenerational learning program as a result of $875,000 in grants awarded by Toyota and the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL). Organizations in each of five cities received a three-year, $175,000 grant to launch a local Toyota Family Learning program in their community in the second year of the Toyota and NCFL model program.
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Somebody’s Watching You, All Right… Your Teen Driver

Somebody’s Watching You, All Right… Your Teen Driver

November 06, 2014
NEW YORK (Nov. 6, 2014) – Put down that cup of coffee when you’re driving, Mom. And forget about checking that text while behind the wheel, Dad. Parents may think their teens aren’t paying attention to them, but the truth is the exact opposite. Safety research by Toyota and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) reveals that parents are the number one influence on how their teenager will drive.  ... more

Think Young People Are Apathetic? Think Again. Nearly 99,000 Take Action With DoSomething.org and Toyota’s The Hunt

Think Young People Are Apathetic? Think Again. Nearly 99,000 Take Action With DoSomething.org and Toyota’s The Hunt

October 30, 2014
NEW YORK – Oct. 30, 2014 - This summer, nearly 99,000 young people across the country took action on seven different causes through DoSomething.org and Toyota’s The Hunt.... more

Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award Call for Nominations

Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award Call for Nominations

October 30, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (October 30, 2014) – The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), together with long-time partner Toyota, seeks out the nation’s most exemplary teachers that engage families in education.  
 
The Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award celebrates teachers who are dedicated to including more than one generation in the educational process. An exemplary educator’s school or program will receive a $20,000 prize to further efforts to engage families in learning together and join an elite group of educators across the country that have been recognized as such for nearly two decades.
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Toyota Indiana Supports 39 Ways to Improve Our Community

Toyota Indiana Supports 39 Ways to Improve Our Community

October 28, 2014
PRINCETON, Ind. – What do Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation, Gibson County Horticultural Society, Habitat for Humanity and Youth First have in common?  They are among 39 organizations that received funding from Toyota Indiana this quarter. The second quarter donations totaled $100,000.
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Hello Texas! Toyota Gives Hearty Thanks for Rolling Out the Welcome Wagon

Hello Texas! Toyota Gives Hearty Thanks for Rolling Out the Welcome Wagon

October 27, 2014
PLANO, TEXAS, Oct. 27, 2014 – Good food, live music, new friends—all the ingredients for a rollicking neighborhood block party. That’s what’s happening today in Plano.
 
Toyota has pulled out all the stops to thank the community, civic leaders, business partners and nearby corporations for the warm welcome to The Lone Star State.... more

Toyota Green Initiative Celebrates Fifth Anniversary at State Farm Magic City Classic

Toyota Green Initiative Celebrates Fifth Anniversary at State Farm Magic City Classic

October 22, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 22, 2014) – Toyota Green Initiative will celebrate five years of partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) during the State Farm Magic City Classic in Birmingham, Ala. Launched by Toyota in 2009, the Toyota Green Initiative (TGI) is an environmental stewardship platform that educates HBCU students, alumni, and the surrounding community on the benefits of sustainable living. This year, the program aims to inspire and spark conversations beyond college campuses through partnerships and community service.... more

Hope STEMS, Native American Students Blossom

Hope STEMS, Native American Students Blossom

October 15, 2014
Denver, Colo., Oct. 15, 2014 – A hardscrabble childhood didn’t “harden” Erika Torres-Hernandez, but it did sharpen the Chippewa-Cree tribe member’s resolve to achieve her goals and give back.
 
A recipient of a Toyota Tribal College Scholarship, Torres-Hernandez studies math at a tribal college in Rocky Boy, Mont. Once the 3.7-GPA student earns her four-year degree from a university, she plans to return to the reservation to teach high school.... more

Toyota Volunteers Lend 200 Hands for Public Lands Day

Toyota Volunteers Lend 200 Hands for Public Lands Day

October 07, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (Oct. 7, 2014) – On Sunday, tree planting and painting were among a long list of completed projects following Toyota’s annual volunteer day at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Salato Wildlife Education Center. In celebration of National Public Lands Day (NPLD), over 100 people pitched in to complete an estimated one year’s worth of work in about four hours.   ... more

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