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FCA Foundation Supports Students in Detroit with $1.6 Million in Educational Grants

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FCA-Foundation reveals 2019 educational grants
The FCA Foundation invests-in the education of Detroit-area students
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Educational grants, totaling $1,650,000, are on their way to help students in the Detroit-area. The charitable arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the FCA Foundation, has awarded grants to 17 organizations dedicated to enriching the lives of students through programs, curriculum, and activities implemented in the classroom, on the weekend, during summer and after the school bell rings.

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“The FCA Foundation recognizes its responsibility to help build strong and sustainable communities,” said Christine Estereicher, Director — FCA Foundation, Civic Engagement & State Affairs. “We believe that this goal can only be realized by investing in Detroit’s young people, providing them with educational opportunities as well as life skills that will help them grow and thrive for years to come.”

Cranbrook Institute of Science, a nonprofit organization and one of the FCA Foundation 2019 grant recipients, has already revealed how their grant will be used. Students in central and southeast Michigan as well as students in grades K-12 at Detroit Enterprise Academy, will witness and participate in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) program designed by the organization.

“Cranbrook Institute of Science is committed to transforming students, families and communities through STEM and environmental education programs of the highest quality and impact,” said Dr. Michael Stafford, Ph.D., Director of Cranbrook Institute of Science. “We are delighted to have the FCA Foundation, an organization as committed and passionate about these issues as we are, as a partner in this important work.”

In addition to Cranbrook Institute of Science, the FCA Foundation winners of the 2019 educational grants are:

  • Arab American and Chaldean Council
  • City Year
  • Communities in Schools
  • Detroit Police Athletic League
  • Engineering Society of Detroit
  • FIRST Championship (Detroit)
  • FIRST in Michigan
  • LA SED
  • Math Corps
  • Michigan College Access Network
  • Rhonda Walker Foundation
  • Ruth Ellis Center Inc.
  • Teach for America
  • Winning Futures
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit

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