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Toyota Celebrates The Sand, Surf & Safety of San Diego's Beaches

Toyota Celebrates The Sand, Surf & Safety of San Diego's Beaches

May 26, 2017
San Diego, Calif., May 26, 2017 – Summer beach season in sunny San Diego kicks off this Memorial Day Weekend. Toyota and the City of San Diego celebrated accordingly with the announcement of its continued partnership and unveiling of 35 2017 Toyota vehicles for lifeguard rescue and operations.... more

Toyota Helps Give Military Kids Their First Sets of Wheels During Fleet Week New York Bike Assembly

Toyota Helps Give Military Kids Their First Sets of Wheels During Fleet Week New York Bike Assembly

May 26, 2017
NEW YORK, May 26, 2017 – As Toyota expands its role from a traditional car company to a mobility company, it looks beyond the automotive space to address the needs of all people, including the brave members of the Armed Forces and their families.... more

Southwest ISD Receives $1.7 Million Grant from Toyota USA Foundation

Southwest ISD Receives $1.7 Million Grant from Toyota USA Foundation

May 22, 2017
San Antonio, Texas – May 22, 2017 – Toyota USA Foundation awarded Southwest Independent School District (SWISD) a $1.7 million grant to help prepare students for high-demand, high-growth occupations in the region by expanding education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. ... more

Georgia Tech Students Win Toyota and Net Impact’s National Competition with App Concept for People Who Use Wheelchairs

Georgia Tech Students Win Toyota and Net Impact’s National Competition with App Concept for People Who Use Wheelchairs

May 22, 2017
Plano, TX (May 22, 2017) – Earlier this year, a team of students at Georgia Tech realized that there was a critical gap in transportation services for people who use wheelchairs – and they wondered if the solution could be in the palm of their hands.... more

Toyota USA Foundation Expands Opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing with $2.35 Million Award

Toyota USA Foundation Expands Opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing with $2.35 Million Award

May 16, 2017
Plano, Texas and Florence, Ky. (May 16, 2017) – Continuing its commitment to preparing teachers and students for the next-generation of jobs, Toyota USA Foundation awarded two grants totaling $2.35 million to Project Lead The Way (PLTW) and the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE).... more

Toyota Partners with Dallas-based ‘On the Road Lending’  to Extend Mobility to Underserved Communities

Toyota Partners with Dallas-based ‘On the Road Lending’ to Extend Mobility to Underserved Communities

May 10, 2017
PLANO, Texas, May. 10, 2017 —  In an effort to extend mobility to underserved populations, Toyota is pleased to announce a partnership with Dallas-based On the Road Lending, an organization that provides vehicle selection assistance, low-interest auto loans and long-term financial mentoring to low-income individuals. ... more

Toyota Partners with Tarrant County College to Launch Industry-Leading T-TEN Training Program

Toyota Partners with Tarrant County College to Launch Industry-Leading T-TEN Training Program

May 08, 2017
FORT WORTH, Texas (May, 8, 2017) – With total new vehicle sales in the U.S. topping $995 billion, dealerships with more than 300 million repair orders, and with service and parts sales of nearly $110 billion, the demand for talented and qualified automotive technicians continues to increase. To address this growing need, Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and Gulf States Toyota (GST) announced today at an event that they are partnering with Tarrant County College (TCC) to bring state-of-the-art automotive training through the Toyota Technician Training and Education Network (T-TEN) to Fort Worth. The program will start with a cohort of 22 students and is scheduled to start in the fall of 2018.... more

Driv’n and “Stayin’ Alive”: High School Students from  Memphis, TN-Area Win Grand Prize in Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

Driv’n and “Stayin’ Alive”: High School Students from Memphis, TN-Area Win Grand Prize in Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

May 01, 2017
Silver Spring, MD (May 1, 2017) – Just got your driver’s license? Can’t wait to floor it? Wait — two Memphis-area teens have a grand-prize winning video message about how to “Stay Alive While You Drive.”  High school sophomores Emi Otsuki (age 15) and Summer Knowles (age 14) sung all the right safety notes with a PSA tune to warn their driving-age peers about the dangers of distracted driving. Today Toyota and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announced that the Faith Heritage Christian Academy students in Millington, Tennessee won the grand prize in the Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge for their video “Stay Alive While You Drive.”  View their video here.... more

Toyota and Net Impact Announce Finalists of Next Generation Mobility Challenge

Toyota and Net Impact Announce Finalists of Next Generation Mobility Challenge

April 24, 2017
PLANO, Texas [April 24, 2017] — When many people think about students focused on “going places,” they may think of exciting jobs, prestigious fellowships or adventurous travel. But the nearly 600 students who took part in the second Next Generation Mobility Challenge had a different idea. ... more

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

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