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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

Toyota Recognized by Project Lead The Way for Commitment to America’s Students and Teachers

Toyota Recognized by Project Lead The Way for Commitment to America’s Students and Teachers

October 26, 2017
ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 25, 2017) –  From advanced manufacturing to computer science, developing and connecting youth to high-demand, high-growth career opportunities is something companies throughout the nation are trying to tackle. For Toyota, this kind of workforce development has been a focus in the U.S. for decades. 
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Calling Teen Filmmakers: Toyota and Discovery Launch Safe Driving PSA Challenge

Calling Teen Filmmakers: Toyota and Discovery Launch Safe Driving PSA Challenge

October 17, 2017
Silver Spring, Md. (October 16, 2017) - Learning to drive is an exciting time for a teen. But facts have shown it can be extremely dangerous.  A short video that promotes safe driving habits might be all that it takes to become aware of dangerous driving situations. That is why Toyota and Discovery Education launched the 2018 TeenDrive365 Video Challenge. ... more

Toyota and California State University, Dominguez Hills Dedicate Mobile Fabrication Laboratories to bring STEM Learning to Schools in the Los Angeles Region

Toyota and California State University, Dominguez Hills Dedicate Mobile Fabrication Laboratories to bring STEM Learning to Schools in the Los Angeles Region

September 27, 2017
CARSON, Calif., Sept. 27, 2017Four new mobile fabrication laboratories (fab labs) to help students build science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills made their debut in Los Angeles County. California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) together with Toyota and the W.M. Keck Foundation came together to create the fab labs, which will become part of a global network of nearly 900 mobile labs that share common equipment and software. The unveiling and demonstration took place Wednesday, September 27 at 10 a.m. at CSUDH.
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It's Electric: Toyota to Bring First Hybrid Powertrain Production to U.S.

It's Electric: Toyota to Bring First Hybrid Powertrain Production to U.S.

September 26, 2017
PLANO, Texas (September 26, 2017) – Toyota just upped the stakes to remain the top manufacturer of hybrid vehicles worldwide with a $373.8 million investment in five U.S. manufacturing plants that will support production of its first American-made hybrid powertrain and to implement Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA) at its Alabama plant.  Each of the projects is scheduled to begin this year and all should be operational by 2020.... more

Dust Off Your Gloves – It’s National Public Lands Day

Dust Off Your Gloves – It’s National Public Lands Day

September 25, 2017
Nationwide – Sept. 25, 2017 – From national parks to urban trails, to local playgrounds and wildlife refuges, hundreds of thousands of volunteers will descend on public lands across the nation on Saturday, September 30 to participate in National Public Lands Day (NPLD) – the country’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Volunteer sites and information about the day can be found at NEEFusa.org/NPLD.... more

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s National Music Education Program Culminates with Grant Presentation featuring a Performance by Imagine Dragons

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s National Music Education Program Culminates with Grant Presentation featuring a Performance by Imagine Dragons

September 22, 2017
LAS VEGAS (September 22, 2017) ­ – Toyota, VH1 Save The Music Foundation and Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival, joined by GRAMMY Award-winning rock band and Las Vegas natives Imagine Dragons, presented three Las Vegas area schools with a $40,000 music education grant that will provide music instruments to enhance each school’s music programs and expand student participation.... more

Toyota Indiana Celebrates 5 Million Success Stories

Toyota Indiana Celebrates 5 Million Success Stories

September 21, 2017
PRINCETON, Ind., Sept. 20, 2017 – When long-time team members Sandra and Andres Chaparro saw the first vehicle roll off the line in 1998, they felt a sense of pride and accomplishment knowing they’d had a hand building it. Little did they know; their hands would be busy building 4,999,999 more vehicles over the next 20 years.
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A great read: Toyota Teacher of Year volunteers countless hours with vulnerable families through unique literacy programs

A great read: Toyota Teacher of Year volunteers countless hours with vulnerable families through unique literacy programs

September 18, 2017
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (September 18, 2017) — Mary Andrews isn’t sitting still in retirement. On the contrary, she’s building on her 40-year teaching career by expanding family literacy programs throughout the Chapel Hill, North Carolina, community to serve more vulnerable parents and children. Today, Toyota and the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) surprised Andrews during a reading event with local families with the news that she is the 2017 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year.... more

Toyota Marks 25 Years of Knowledge Sharing with North American Small Business and Non-Profits by Engaging New Sectors

Toyota Marks 25 Years of Knowledge Sharing with North American Small Business and Non-Profits by Engaging New Sectors

September 06, 2017
PLANO, Texas – Sept. 6, 2017 –  Ace Metal Crafts in Bensenville, Illinois, needed to find a way to reduce its production lead time.  Harbor-UCLA Medical Center’s eye clinic wanted to serve more patients. SBP sought to reduce the amount of time it takes to rebuild homes after natural disasters. These are some of the more than 300 organizations throughout North America that have collaborated with Toyota to find better ways of doing their day-to-day work.... more

Buckle Up for Life and The Bump Team Up to Give the Gift of Safety to Help Protect Babies on Board

Buckle Up for Life and The Bump Team Up to Give the Gift of Safety to Help Protect Babies on Board

September 05, 2017
NEW YORK, September 5, 2017 – This month, in honor of National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 17-23, 2017), The Bump, the definitive voice for millennial parents, and Buckle Up for Life, the national car seat safety program from Cincinnati Children’s and Toyota, are teaming up to help keep the littlest passengers safe on the road. For each baby registry created on The Bump website or on its 5-star rated mobile app in September, Buckle Up for Life will provide a new car seat to a family in need as well as educate recipients on the correct way to install it.[1]
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National STEM Competition Scholarships and Prizes Await –  Who Will Be the Next Winning School Team?

National STEM Competition Scholarships and Prizes Await – Who Will Be the Next Winning School Team?

August 30, 2017
PLANO, Texas, August 24, 2017 – Students across the nation can earn more than good grades by participating in the Lexus Eco Challenge competition. They can help clean the air, land and water in their neighborhoods while being rewarded in the process. With a passion for engineering, math, science and technology, middle and high school students can vie for a chance to win part of $500,000 in prizes and scholarships.... more

UPDATED: Toyota Provides $3 million in Relief for Hurricane Harvey

UPDATED: Toyota Provides $3 million in Relief for Hurricane Harvey

August 30, 2017
PLANO, Texas (August 30, 2017) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) is partnering with Toyota Financial Services (TFS), The Friedkin Group, Gulf States Toyota (GST) and Toyota and Lexus dealers nationwide, to provide a combined relief effort of over $3 million to serve the people impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The group’s relief efforts include funds to organizations such as the St. Bernard Project and American Red Cross, matching contributions, in-kind donations, volunteerism, and the donation of pre-owned vehicles... more

Toyota Celebrates 10-year Partnership with Michigan Habitat for Humanity

Toyota Celebrates 10-year Partnership with Michigan Habitat for Humanity

August 25, 2017
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 25, 2017 – Toyota Motor North America Research & Development (TMNA R&D) is doubling its impact with Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley (Habitat Huron Valley) by providing full house renovation funding for two houses, totaling $80,000, for two Ypsilanti single moms. More than 300 volunteers this year will help renovate the two homes in honor of the 10-year partnership between the two.... more

Toyota to Collaborate with the American Center for Mobility

Toyota to Collaborate with the American Center for Mobility

July 31, 2017
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., July 31, 2017 – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announced today their intent to support the American Center for Mobility (ACM) as a Founder-level sponsor with a $5 million contribution.... more

Toyota Presents Sienna Mobility Vehicle to Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition Alongside National Volunteer Transportation Center

Toyota Presents Sienna Mobility Vehicle to Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition Alongside National Volunteer Transportation Center

July 25, 2017
SEDONA, Ariz. (July 25, 2017) – Today, Toyota presented a Toyota Sienna Mobility Vehicle to the 2016 STAR Awards Grand STAR winner, the Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition, for excellence in volunteer transportation service. As part of the awards program, an additional $50,000 in cash was presented to 20 winning volunteer transportation programs across America.... more

Toyota Drives Students Forward with STEM-Related Scholarships

Toyota Drives Students Forward with STEM-Related Scholarships

July 11, 2017
For 17-year-old David Thang, growing up an illiterate boy in a small town in Myanmar could have thwarted his dream of becoming a doctor. He had thought escaping a country ruled by the Burmese military – often accused of ruthless and inhumane military tactics – was the hardest obstacle he’d have to overcome.... more

Toyota Presents Highlander Hybrid to NCLR Community Leader

Toyota Presents Highlander Hybrid to NCLR Community Leader

July 10, 2017
PHOENIX, Ariz. (July 10, 2017) – For decades, El Concilio, a non-profit community-based social service organization, has worked to improve the quality of life of Latinos and other underserved communities in California’s Central Valley. Now, El Concilio’s efforts will be enhanced through the help of Toyota.... more

Toyota Impact Grant Provides Mobility for Homeless Women and Children in Collin County

Toyota Impact Grant Provides Mobility for Homeless Women and Children in Collin County

July 06, 2017
PLANO, Texas – July 6, 2017 – Toyota, in partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, along with its formal grand opening today, announced the winner of its $1 million Impact Grant. In Collin County, there are approximately 3,000 women, many with young children, who are homeless. This is in stark contrast to an area where many large companies are locating and thousands of new homes are being built. The grant is intended to implement a program aimed at creating self-sustaining independence for these homeless women and their children. The grant-winners are a part of the newly formed Collin County Mobility Collaborative.
The winners group currently includes Agape Resource and Assistance Center, Family Promise of Collin County, Hope’s Door New Beginning Center, and Shiloh Place of McKinney.... more

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota Announce 2017-2018 Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota Announce 2017-2018 Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

June 26, 2017
Pennington, N.J. (June 26, 2017) – The ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship Selection Committee has chosen three winners who will receive $50,000 fellowship awards each for projects in green energy technology. The awardees are Dr. Ahmet Kusoglu, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Professor Julie Renner, Case Western Reserve University; and Professor Shuhui Sun, Institut National de la Rechersche Scientifique (INRS).... more

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