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Teens School Peers on Distracted Driving: There’s No “Fine” Time to Text

Teens School Peers on Distracted Driving: There’s No “Fine” Time to Text

May 22, 2018
SILVER SPRING, Md. (May 22, 2018) To educate their peers on the dangers of distracted driving, high school seniors Kirklin “Mack” Hopkins (17) and Kellen Stadler (18) of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in Charlotte, North Carolina, send a clear message: A single second can have life-long consequences. Their poignant video, titled “It’s Not Fine,” is the winner of the Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge, a national driver safety public service announcement competition, using the tools of storytelling to get through to young drivers.
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Building Skills for High-Demand Jobs

Building Skills for High-Demand Jobs

May 15, 2018
SAN ANTONIO (May 15, 2018) – Schools in the greater San Antonio area will soon have additional resources to help prepare youth for the jobs of tomorrow. Toyota USA Foundation, together with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), awarded $400,000 in grants to provide curriculum and teacher professional development focused on computer science, engineering, and biomedical science.... more

Toyota Funds STEM-Focused Curriculum in 11 Kentucky Schools

Toyota Funds STEM-Focused Curriculum in 11 Kentucky Schools

May 08, 2018
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (May 8, 2018) – Toyota, together with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), awarded $150,000 in grants to eleven K-12 schools in Central Kentucky to help prepare students for the next generation of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs.... more

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Foundation partner on eight-festival activation to benefit music education programs in public schools

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Foundation partner on eight-festival activation to benefit music education programs in public schools

April 25, 2018
PLANO, Texas (April 25, 2017) – For the fourth consecutive year Toyota, in partnership with VH1 Save The Music Foundation, will contribute a grant toward instruments and valuable resources to assist music education programs in public schools, as they’ve previously done in Chicago, New Orleans, and most recently, Las Vegas. Toyota will make its largest donation yet to VH1 Save The Music, $50,000, which will fund a Music Technology grant to support a school in the Philadelphia School District as well as a $7,500 music grant to the Miami-Dade School District.
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Alabama A&M University and Toyota Collaborate on Mobility Initiative

Alabama A&M University and Toyota Collaborate on Mobility Initiative

April 13, 2018
Huntsville, Ala., April 13, 2018—Alabama A&M University (AAMU) and Toyota Motor North America today announced a collaboration to launch a student-led mobility initiative.  The aim of the program, which begins the fall semester of 2018, will bring the local community together with students to find better ways to connect people to things like education and jobs, and expand usage of zero or low emission vehicles. ... more

Toyota Recognizes Visionary Women at 9th Annual Women in the World Summit

Toyota Recognizes Visionary Women at 9th Annual Women in the World Summit

April 13, 2018
NEW YORK (April 13, 2018)—This week, the 9th annual Tina Brown Live Media Women in the World Summit, presented and co-hosted by Toyota, will feature the Mothers of Invention (MOI) Class of 2018, celebrating pioneers who are driving positive change in the world through innovation and entrepreneurship.... more

Teens Changing Driving Behavior: Finalists Announced in National Public Service Announcement Challenge

Teens Changing Driving Behavior: Finalists Announced in National Public Service Announcement Challenge

April 10, 2018
SILVER SPRING, Md. (April 10, 2018) –  A short video message from teens to their peers to encourage safe driving habits might be all that is needed to avoid dangerous driving situations. That is the premise behind the Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge, which drew more than 1,300 entries from students across the country.... more

Toyota Donates RAV4 Hybrid to Gulf War Veteran, FEMA Hero

Toyota Donates RAV4 Hybrid to Gulf War Veteran, FEMA Hero

April 02, 2018
NEW YORK, April 2, 2018—Edwin Sanchez has lived a life of service: first as a 19-year-old artilleryman during Operation Desert Storm, in which he engaged the Iraqi Republican Guard; then as a rookie firefighter called to action on September 11, 2001, filling in for fallen comrades during a 48-hour emergency shift; and later as first responder in disaster-struck places like Puerto Rico and the Hurricane Sandy-battered shores of New York.... more

New York State Parks Announce Expansion of Free Wi-Fi in Four Parks

New York State Parks Announce Expansion of Free Wi-Fi in Four Parks

March 30, 2018
NEW YORK (March 30, 2018) -  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced an expansion of the New York State Parks free public Wi-Fi program, including new locations in New York City. This season, the much-requested service will be available at Gantry Plaza in Queens, Roberto Clemente in the Bronx, Bear Mountain State Park in the Hudson Valley, and for the millions of visitors to the new facilities on Goat Island at Niagara Falls State Park in Western New York.... more

Toyota to Provide All Detroit Public School Eighth Graders Free M-Step Prep Field Trips to Michigan Science Center

Toyota to Provide All Detroit Public School Eighth Graders Free M-Step Prep Field Trips to Michigan Science Center

March 29, 2018
DETROIT, March 29, 2018 – The Michigan Science Center is partnering with Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) to develop a program that enables all eighth grade students in the district to participate in M-STEP Prep Field Trips for free.... more

Toyota Scores a Goal with Club America Partnership for Tour Águila in the U.S.

Toyota Scores a Goal with Club America Partnership for Tour Águila in the U.S.

March 22, 2018
PLANO, Texas (March 22, 2018) – Screams will be heard from far and wide as Hispanic fútbol fans cheer on their teams during an action-packed year of soccer. Toyota is diving into the action as the official sponsor of fans with a series of key partnerships that will bring the passion for the sport to center stage. ... more

U.S. Winners of Toyota Dream Car Art Contest Announced

U.S. Winners of Toyota Dream Car Art Contest Announced

March 15, 2018
Plano, Texas, March 15, 2018 – The solutions to our world’s current challenges just might reside somewhere in the space where automotive technology and visual art intersect. Nine talented young artists certainly believe so – their visions of cars of the future earned them recognition today as national winners of the annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest.... more

Mobilizing for Seniors: Toyota Begins Program with Two North Texas-Based Meals on Wheels to Help Serve More in Need

Mobilizing for Seniors: Toyota Begins Program with Two North Texas-Based Meals on Wheels to Help Serve More in Need

February 23, 2018
PLANO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2018) – In the United States, every day more than 10,000 adults turn 65, and one in six struggles with hunger. In the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro area, which has the 10th largest senior population in the U.S., 9% of seniors live below the poverty line and nearly 25,000 households headed by seniors have limited mobility. It’s an issue that Toyota, Collin County Meals on Wheels and VNA Texas – Meals on Wheels, are tackling head on.... more

Toyota Spotlights Emerging and Award-Winning Artists, Victory Boyd and Ledisi, for One Unforgettable Night

Toyota Spotlights Emerging and Award-Winning Artists, Victory Boyd and Ledisi, for One Unforgettable Night

January 30, 2018
NEW YORK (Jan. 30, 2018) – During a star-studded weekend when major achievements in the music industry were celebrated on the biggest stage, Toyota spotlighted groundbreaking artists Victory Boyd and Grammy-nominated singer Ledisi during an evening of acoustic performances. Additionally, students from the Harlem School of the Arts, which classically trains young musicians on strings, piano, guitar and more, opened the night by performing popular songs from some of today’s hottest R&B and hip-hop artists.... more

Toyota Kicks Off Detroit Auto Show with Its ‘Walk In My Boots’ Community Outreach Program By Helping Local Families In Need

Toyota Kicks Off Detroit Auto Show with Its ‘Walk In My Boots’ Community Outreach Program By Helping Local Families In Need

January 13, 2018
DETROIT, Jan.13, 2018 – For the seventh consecutive year, while showcasing new vehicles at the North American International Auto Show, Toyota Motor North America stepped in to protect Detroit area homeless and low-income families from the cold. By donating BOGS winter boots, guaranteed to weather harsh conditions, and Smartwool socks, the official sock of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard teams, the “Toyota Walk in My Boots” community outreach project helped more than 150 residents of The Salvation Army Detroit Harbor Light/Booth Family Shelter, a homeless shelter for primarily women and single mothers and their children. Local families in the community also received donations.... more

Toyota Honors Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Annual $60,000 Donation to Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the Tom Joyner Foundation

Toyota Honors Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Annual $60,000 Donation to Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the Tom Joyner Foundation

January 11, 2018
PLANO, Texas (Jan. 11, 2018) In honor of the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced its continued support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), with its annual donation of $60,000 to five HBCUs and the Tom Joyner Foundation.... more

Helping Houston Rebuild Homes, Lives Faster

Helping Houston Rebuild Homes, Lives Faster

December 19, 2017
Four months after Hurricane Harvey made landfall, the streets in Houston are still littered with signs of the historic storm’s destructive force: drywall stacked up on curbs, children’s toys mangled and water damaged, a favorite couch splintered across a front yard.... more

Toyota Takes a Road Trip Through History

Toyota Takes a Road Trip Through History

December 11, 2017
JACKSON, Miss. (Dec. 9, 2017) –  From Atlanta to Selma to Meridian and Jackson, Toyota hosted another “Let’s Go Places Black History Tour” to historical African American sites, culminating with the grand opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.... more

Toyota Recognizes 20th Mother of Invention at  Women in the World Dallas Salon

Toyota Recognizes 20th Mother of Invention at Women in the World Dallas Salon

December 06, 2017
PLANO, Texas (December 6, 2017) – This week at the Tina Brown Live Media Women in the World Dallas Salon, presented and co-hosted by Toyota, Maxeme Tuchman was honored as the 20th Toyota Mother of Invention (MOI) and granted $50,000, marking $1 million in total funds granted by Toyota to the MOI program since it began in 2012. The program celebrates pioneers who are driving positive change in the world through innovation and entrepreneurship.
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Toyota Premieres Powerful First Olympic and Paralympic Television Commercial as it Transitions from an Automobile to Mobility Company

Toyota Premieres Powerful First Olympic and Paralympic Television Commercial as it Transitions from an Automobile to Mobility Company

November 16, 2017
PLANO, Texas, Nov. 16, 2017—Toyota’s television commercial “Mobility For All” will air for the first time on television in the U.S. tonight on NBCSN during the Winter Olympic Trials with an Olympic and Paralympic message that delivers hope and breaks new ground for Toyota as it evolves from an automobile company to mobility company.... more

Toyota Signs Agreement to Become Global Partner of Special Olympics

Toyota Signs Agreement to Become Global Partner of Special Olympics

November 16, 2017
TOYOTA CITY, Japan, Nov. 16, 2017—Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) today announced it has entered into an agreement with Special Olympics International to become a Global Partner.... more

The $4 million challenge to transform the world of people with lower-limb paralysis

The $4 million challenge to transform the world of people with lower-limb paralysis

November 15, 2017
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16, 2017 -  The Toyota Mobility Foundation, in partnership with Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, has launched a $4 million-dollar global challenge to change the lives of people with lower-limb paralysis, culminating in the unveiling of the winners in Tokyo in 2020.
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Toyota Opportunity Exchange Makes its Motown Debut

Toyota Opportunity Exchange Makes its Motown Debut

November 09, 2017
DETROIT (Nov. 9, 2017) – At Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit today, the 28th Toyota Opportunity Exchange brought together minority, and women-owned businesses and representatives from Tier 1 suppliers to network, help foster relationships and strengthen the automotive supplier base.... more

Toyota Partners with Girls Make Beats to Expand Gender  Diversity in Music Technology

Toyota Partners with Girls Make Beats to Expand Gender Diversity in Music Technology

November 02, 2017
PLANO, Texas, November 2, 2017 – Toyota recently partnered with Girls Make Beats as the title sponsor of their multi-city tour. Girls Make Beats is a nonprofit organization based in South Florida that encourages girls ages 8-17 to pursue a career in the audio industry by expanding the female presence of disc jockeys, music producers, and audio engineers.... more

Challenge accepted: Toyota production engineers turn status quo on head

Challenge accepted: Toyota production engineers turn status quo on head

October 30, 2017
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (October 30, 2017) It’s a big task, but Toyota Motor North America has the best and brightest accepting the challenge: innovate and problem solve to create the next generation of manufacturing technology. Today’s newly opened $80 million, 235,000 square foot state-of-the-art and environmentally-conscious Production Engineering and Manufacturing Center (PEMC) in Georgetown, Kentucky, is the final building constructed under the “One Toyota” project, and is both a statement on Toyota’s commitment to investing in the future of American manufacturing and a home base for a key group of more than 600 Toyota engineers.... more

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