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GM Volunteers Lead STEM Camp for Students in Detroit’s Cody Rouge Community

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GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra volunteers with employees in Detroit’s Cody community

Over 2,500 General Motors team members are donating their time and efforts once again to benefit Detroit’s Cody Rouge community at the company’s annual week-long volunteer event.

TeamGM Cares volunteers are helping out at the STEM Camp for 2nd through 5th graders, encouraging young elementary school students to take an interest in science, technology, and math education. For the initiative, GM is partnering with the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD), the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP), and Michigan Science Center.

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“Strong schools and neighborhoods are crucial to Detroit’s continued turnaround and the Cody Rouge community is a model to emulate,” says Heidi Magyar, director of GM Community Outreach.  “Our employees are passionate and committed to working with residents to create a safer, sustainable neighborhood where families and businesses can thrive.”

The various community outreaches that employees are engaging in also include painting and refreshing two murals at Dixon Elementary and Mann Elementary schools; making building improvements to Cody High School, Dixon, Mann and Henderson elementary schools; and cleaning up the bike path, bridge, and trail at Rouge Park. Employees will also creating a non-invasive walking path through a 40-acre butterfly sanctuary and prairie at the popular park.

In addition to all of that, staffing supplier Aerotek is hosting a job fair for Cody residents on Thursday, July 27. The event will feature mock interviews and coaching, resume critiquing, career advice, and more to help those looking for employment develop the skills necessary for finding work. Aerotek fills job openings in engineering, skilled trades, customer service, and general labor.

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