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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

Toyota Partners with Huntsville City to Revitalize John Hunt Park

Toyota Partners with Huntsville City to Revitalize John Hunt Park

October 02, 2014
Huntsville, Ala. (Oct. 2, 2014) – On Saturday Sept. 27, 2014, more than 100 Toyota Alabama volunteers headed to John Hunt Park in support of National Public Lands Day (NPLD).  The participants were part of a coast-to-coast effort of more than 175,000 who came together in all 50 states to donate their time and effort to improving public lands.... more

CHCI Goes Green with Toyota During Hispanic Heritage Month

CHCI Goes Green with Toyota During Hispanic Heritage Month

October 02, 2014
Washington D.C. (Oct. 2, 2014) – The 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid will serve as the official vehicle of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) as it welcomes Toyota once again as a sponsor. Commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month, CHCI’s Public Policy Conference is themed “Building Our Future, Together” to reflect the growing strength of the Latino community and its impact on the success of America, including the environment. With the goal of raising awareness of the importance of reducing carbon emissions, Toyota is presenting a Highlander Hybrid to CHCI President and CEO Esther Aguilera for the organization to use to carry out its mission.... more

What Do the World's Greatest Minds Think the Future Will Look Like?

What Do the World's Greatest Minds Think the Future Will Look Like?

September 25, 2014
DETROIT (Sept. 25, 2014) – American cities are dramatically changing and face many challenges. How can they address urban sustainability and the complexities of connected technology?
 
Next week, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, Toyota leaders will join 350 of the world’s greatest thinkers at the Meeting of the Minds 2014 summit to explore this urban transformation and ways of harnessing the power of technology. Toyota is co-founder of the event and has been the presenting sponsor since its inception in 2007.
 
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Toyota U.S.A. Foundation Helps Develop the Engineers and Scientists of Tomorrow by Supporting STEM Education Today

Toyota U.S.A. Foundation Helps Develop the Engineers and Scientists of Tomorrow by Supporting STEM Education Today

September 23, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2014) – Robotics competitions in Detroit that inspire students from low-income families to explore engineering. An outdoor learning lab on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota that encourages Lakota students to pursue degrees in the environmental sciences.  Mobile workshops across New York state that engage young people from diverse backgrounds in STEM careers.  These are just some of the innovative education programs that the Toyota U.S.A. Foundation will support with its 2014 grants, which total more than $5 million.  ... more

Volunteers Dig Deep into Local Parks for National Public Lands Day

Volunteers Dig Deep into Local Parks for National Public Lands Day

September 22, 2014
Blue Springs, Miss. (Sept. 22, 2014) – What can 1700 hands and 850 hearts accomplish on a Saturday? In Mississippi, they can create a brand new community park and revitalize two other popular local public green spaces in the span of just a few hours. ... more

Toyota Enhances Green Space as Part of Princeton’s Bicentennial

Toyota Enhances Green Space as Part of Princeton’s Bicentennial

September 22, 2014
Princeton, Ind. (Sept. 22, 2014) – Enhancements to the Bicentennial Park, landscaping a pocket park in Downtown Princeton and upgrades at Lafayette Park will all be made possible by Toyota Indiana’s $27,000 donation to the City of Princeton. The donation will commemorate Princeton’s Bicentennial celebration.... more

Toyota Takes Home the UW Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award

Toyota Takes Home the UW Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award

September 19, 2014
SEATTLE (Sept. 19, 2014) – Toyota was honored on Sept. 18 as the recipient of UW Medicine’s Lifetime Achievement Award for the company’s commitment to supporting Harborview Medical Center, one of UW Medicine’s world-class teaching hospitals. Over the past eight years, Toyota has donated $875,000 to UW Medicine to assist Harborview in their mission to provide a superior level of care to their patients.... more

Lend a Hand to Protect Public Lands

Lend a Hand to Protect Public Lands

September 17, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2014) – Parks (and other public lands) do their part. They provide a safe place for native flora and fauna. They help keep air and water clean. They provide a laboratory for environmental learning.  So the time has come: ask not what your park can do for you but what you can do for your park.
 
The answer? Participate in National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.... more

Teens and Parents Get A 'Tune-Up' On Safety with Free Driver Safety Clinics at Northeast Toyota Dealerships

Teens and Parents Get A 'Tune-Up' On Safety with Free Driver Safety Clinics at Northeast Toyota Dealerships

September 12, 2014
NEW YORK (Sept. 12, 2014) – What’s the greatest influence on how teens drive?  According to research, it’s mom and dad. That’s why Toyota is committed to offering free teen driver safety clinics that bring the whole family together to learn about safety behind the wheel.  ... more

Buckle Up for Life: Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Increase Child Passenger Safety across the Country and Expand Program

Buckle Up for Life: Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Increase Child Passenger Safety across the Country and Expand Program

September 10, 2014
New York, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2014 - What if there were a way to prevent a leading cause of childhood death, but three out of four of us were doing it wrong?  The startling truth is that a car seat can dramatically reduce childhood death and injury from motor vehicle crashes, but 75 percent are installed incorrectly.... more

Big Brothers Big Sisters and Toyota Indiana Address Needs of Children and Families

Big Brothers Big Sisters and Toyota Indiana Address Needs of Children and Families

September 09, 2014
PRINCETON, Ind. -  Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley has partnered with Toyota Indiana to give children in Gibson County the opportunity to have a long-lasting relationship with a mentor. The mentoring program will offer North Gibson School Corporation students a chance to have one-on-one mentoring sessions during the school day.... more

2014 AARP Ideas@50+ National Event & Expo - Bob Carter

2014 AARP Ideas@50+ National Event & Expo - Bob Carter

September 08, 2014
TMS Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter talks about safety technology and announces the winner of a 2015 Camry at the 2014 AARP Ideas@50+ National Event & Expo in San Diego, Sept. 6, 2014.... more

Toyota Offers AARP Event-Goers A Chance to Win an All-New 2015 Camry

Toyota Offers AARP Event-Goers A Chance to Win an All-New 2015 Camry

September 04, 2014
SAN DIEGO (Sept. 4, 2014) – Today Toyota joins renowned innovators, experts and influencers for AARP’s first-ever Ideas@50+ National Event & Expo at the San Diego Convention Center on Sept.  4-6, 2014.  This new event format provides a platform for 10,000 50-plus Americans to discuss focused program themes, including Health & Wellness, Technology & Innovation, Money & Work and Lifestyle & Travel.  ... more

Buckle Up, Teens and Parents, Three Hands-On Toyota TeenDrive365 Events Coming to Town

Buckle Up, Teens and Parents, Three Hands-On Toyota TeenDrive365 Events Coming to Town

September 03, 2014
TORRANCE, CALIF. (Sept. 3, 2014) – Parents can help steer their teenage drivers to safety by joining them during Toyota’s 11th year of offering free, driving skills programs. Toyota’s comprehensive TeenDrive365 platform gives families tips and resources for the critical first year of teen driving. The TeenDrive365 teen driver experience will go on the road to Pearl, Mississippi; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Honolulu, Hawaii to teach defensive driving skills, crash avoidance techniques and the dangers of distracted driving.... more

A Commitment to the Future Workforce

A Commitment to the Future Workforce

August 19, 2014
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. (August 19, 2014) – Last spring, Dr. Jo Harris had a hunch.
 
As president of the newly formed BridgeValley Community and Technical College, she oversaw the merger of Bridgemont and Kanawha Valley Colleges, building on the strengths of both institutions.  Dr. Harris’ hunch: that when good ideas are shared among the two colleges, that great things can happen.
 
Today, her hunch became a reality.... more

Preserving Freedom of Speech, Press…and the Story of How We Got There

Preserving Freedom of Speech, Press…and the Story of How We Got There

August 18, 2014
Washington, D.C. Aug. 18, 2014 -- The Bill of Rights embodies liberties many Americans take for granted, but our Founders were not always in agreement about what those liberties should be. And now National Archives visitors can view evidence of those heated debates.... more

Toyota Provides Free Public Wi-Fi at Six City Parks in Los Angeles, Four State Parks in New York, and One State Park in New Jersey

Toyota Provides Free Public Wi-Fi at Six City Parks in Los Angeles, Four State Parks in New York, and One State Park in New Jersey

August 14, 2014
LOS ANGELES (August 14, 2014) – The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks today announced that, thanks to Toyota and American Park Network, free public Wi-Fi is now available at six popular Los Angeles parks and beaches. This comes on the heels of a similar announcement last week by authorities in New York State of a program in four highly-visited parks there, as well as one in New Jersey.... more

Let the Games Begin! Toyota Again Named Sustaining Host Sponsor of 2014 National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Let the Games Begin! Toyota Again Named Sustaining Host Sponsor of 2014 National Veterans Wheelchair Games

August 13, 2014
Washington, DC (August 13, 2014) —The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Paralyzed Veterans of America are proud to announce that Toyota will again serve as a Sustaining Host Sponsor for the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games, which begin today in Philadelphia, and run through Sunday, August 17. Toyota will also be providing vehicles for National Veterans Wheelchair Games officials to drive throughout the week.... more

Helping a Friend in NEEF

Helping a Friend in NEEF

August 06, 2014
Washington, DC (August 6, 2014) – Thirty five nonprofit organizations nationwide will share in more than $150,000 in capacity building grants to help support public lands. The Public Lands Program of the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) provided the grants thanks to a partnership with Toyota.... more

Toyota Commits $1 Million to Help the City of Detroit and Secure the Future of the Detroit Institute of Arts

Toyota Commits $1 Million to Help the City of Detroit and Secure the Future of the Detroit Institute of Arts

August 06, 2014
DETROIT (August 6, 2014) — The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) announced today that Toyota Motor North America pledged $1 million toward the DIA’s commitment to raise $100 million as part of a “grand bargain” that will help the City of Detroit emerge from bankruptcy, support city pensioners and protect the museum’s art collection for the public.... more

Toyota Welcomes National Association of Hispanic Journalists Convention to San Antonio, Home of Toyota Tacoma and Tundra Vehicles

Toyota Welcomes National Association of Hispanic Journalists Convention to San Antonio, Home of Toyota Tacoma and Tundra Vehicles

August 04, 2014
SAN ANTONIO (August 4, 2014) – Toyota is pleased to welcome the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) to San Antonio, where the Toyota Tacoma and Tundra vehicles are manufactured. Toyota is the title sponsor of the NAHJ 2014 Convention, which runs August 7 through August 9, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. This year marks the 30th anniversary of NAHJ, an organization dedicated to increasing the visibility of Latinos in the news industry.... more

Toyota's $10,000 Donation May Give the Ultimate Beauty Maven a Stylish Updo

Toyota's $10,000 Donation May Give the Ultimate Beauty Maven a Stylish Updo

August 03, 2014
BOSTON, Aug. 3, 2014 – Imagine it’s the early 1900s; ladies are headed to the salon to get coiffed and primped. Thanks to Madame C. J. Walker, America’s first self-made female millionaire, plenty of hair and cosmetic products are available. Yet today, the estate of this legendary businesswoman, Villa Lewaro, needs legal protection to avoid demolition.
 
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has sounded the alarm at more than 250 threatened historic sites through its annual 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list, and currently identifies 47 historic sites in its portfolio of National Treasures where the Trust is taking direct action to protect these places across the country that stand at risk. Many of these significant places represent rich African American history, including Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn District, the Malcolm X-Ella Little Collins House in Boston and Philadelphia’s Joe Frazier’s Gym.  Recognizing how essential these sites are to America and the education of future generations, Toyota Motor Sales’ (TMS) Jim Colon decided to join the preservation party.... more

Giving to the Giving

Giving to the Giving

July 23, 2014
Los Angeles (July 23, 2014) – Little did Audrey Moscosa-Rodriguez know that her answer to the question, “where would you go in a new Toyota Prius and why?” would earn her a new hybrid to help her efforts. ... more

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