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Students Invited to Take Peek into the Future of Mobility

Students Invited to Take Peek into the Future of Mobility

October 23, 2018
Plano, Texas and Silver Spring, Md. (Oct. 23, 2018)  –  Rather than take a bus on a field trip, this October, Toyota and Discovery Education will bring the latest in automotive technology to students in their classrooms.... more

Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by Hurricane Michael

Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by Hurricane Michael

October 12, 2018
PLANO, Texas, October 12, 2018 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced it is offering payment relief options to its customers affected by Hurricane Michael. This broad outreach includes any Toyota Financial Services (TFS) or Lexus Financial Services (LFS) customer in the designated disaster areas. ... more

espnW and Toyota Recognize Sixth Class of Everyday Heroes at 2018 espnW: Women + Sports Summit

espnW and Toyota Recognize Sixth Class of Everyday Heroes at 2018 espnW: Women + Sports Summit

October 03, 2018
Newport Beach, Calif., October 3, 2018 — Last night at the ninth annual The espnW: Women + Sports Summit presented by Toyota, espnW and Toyota announced the sixth class of Toyota Everyday Heroes. Toyota Everyday Heroes are individuals making a difference for women and girls in their local communities through sports. The Heroes were recognized on-stage and provided with grants in the amount of $10,000.... more

espnW and Toyota Recognize Sixth Class of Everyday Heroes at 2018 espnW: Women + Sports Summit

espnW and Toyota Recognize Sixth Class of Everyday Heroes at 2018 espnW: Women + Sports Summit

October 03, 2018
Newport Beach, Calif., October 3, 2018 — Last night at the ninth annual The espnW: Women + Sports Summit presented by Toyota, espnW and Toyota announced the sixth class of Toyota Everyday Heroes. Toyota Everyday Heroes are individuals making a difference for women and girls in their local communities through sports. The Heroes were recognized on-stage and provided with grants in the amount of $10,000.... more

What Did You Do This Summer? Toyota Helped Paleontologists Discover a Treasure Trove of Dinosaur Bones in Wyoming

What Did You Do This Summer? Toyota Helped Paleontologists Discover a Treasure Trove of Dinosaur Bones in Wyoming

September 26, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 26, 2018) – Two of the biggest blockbusters of the summer movie season revolved around prehistoric creatures making a comeback in the modern age.  In the wilds of the American West, Toyota supported a paleontology team from the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, as they embarked on an exciting journey through a long-lost world of dinosaurs.... more

Hands-On Approach Brings Thousands Outdoors to Restore, Refurbish, Rehabilitate

Hands-On Approach Brings Thousands Outdoors to Restore, Refurbish, Rehabilitate

September 20, 2018
PLANO, Texas (September 20, 2018) – With a focus on projects in nine states 20 years ago, volunteers set out to unify their work to restore public lands, parks, forests and beaches under the newly organized National Public Lands Day (NPLD). That year, more than 1,500 Toyota team members, families and friends worked together to clean the waters of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. and plant greenery at the National Wildlife Refuge in Seal Beach, California.... more

Student-led Mobility Initiative Tackles Food Deserts in Southern Dallas

Student-led Mobility Initiative Tackles Food Deserts in Southern Dallas

September 12, 2018
DALLAS (September 12, 2018) – In some places in southern Dallas, it’s still difficult to come by a grocery store with fresh fruits and vegetables. While there has been progress, food insecurity in the area is well above the national average.  It’s an issue that students from UNT Dallas, in collaboration with Toyota, aim to tackle.... more

Dallas ISD, Toyota and SMU Collaborate to Support Future STEM-Focused School in West Dallas

Dallas ISD, Toyota and SMU Collaborate to Support Future STEM-Focused School in West Dallas

September 07, 2018
DALLAS (Sept.7, 2018) – Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD), Toyota USA Foundation and SMU have joined together to collaborate on the creation of a new and innovative STEM-focused school in west Dallas.... more

Toyota is on the Road for Another Summer Music Spectacular at the Second Edition of the Los Dells Festival

Toyota is on the Road for Another Summer Music Spectacular at the Second Edition of the Los Dells Festival

August 31, 2018
PLANO, Texas (August 31, 2018) — Coined as the largest Latin music festival in the Midwest featuring a lineup of multi-genre artists, Los Dells Festival returns to the Wisconsin Dells on September 1st and 2nd.  Joining the music-filled weekend, Toyota presents the Toyota Music Den stage with a variety of Latin acts sure to delight music enthusiasts.... more

SBP Applies Toyota Training to Aid More Than 21 Nonprofits

SBP Applies Toyota Training to Aid More Than 21 Nonprofits

August 21, 2018
Just one day after Hurricane Harvey hit Southeast Texas on Aug. 25, 2017, Toyota pledged $1 million to its long-time nonprofit partner SBP (formerly known as St. Bernard Project) to bring much-needed services to the community. Toyota has supported SBP since it began working to help families rebuild their homes in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The nonprofit Toyota Production System Support Center (TSSC) has helped SBP make its operations more efficient by applying the principles from the Toyota Production System. With Toyota’s assistance, SBP has reduced the number of days it takes to build a house to 60 from 112.
 
What’s more, SBP has used TPS to train more than 21 nonprofits to be more efficient and effective in their work to help families recover in Southeast Texas. Improving the quality of life in the communities in which we do business is a major goal of Toyota’s philanthropy.
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Toyota and Contra Costa College Launch Leading T-TEN Training Program

Toyota and Contra Costa College Launch Leading T-TEN Training Program

August 17, 2018
SAN PABLO, Calif. (Aug. 17, 2018) – Toyota’s Technician Training & Education Network (T-TEN) and Contra Costa College announced a new partnership on August 16 which will boost education and job growth, and address the need for talented and qualified automotive technicians across Northern California.... more

Toyota Gives At-Risk Youth H.O.P.E.

Toyota Gives At-Risk Youth H.O.P.E.

August 15, 2018
PONTOTOC, Miss. (August 15, 2018) — Fifty at-risk teens in Pontotoc County have brighter futures thanks to Helping Other People Excel (H.O.P.E.) Afterschool. Toyota Mississippi gifted Transforming Lives Ministries with $50,000 to launch the free 10-month after-school program, which will focus on life skills education.... more

Toyota’s 4th Annual Power of Exchange Conference Now Includes LGBT, Veteran and Disability-Owned Certified Agencies

Toyota’s 4th Annual Power of Exchange Conference Now Includes LGBT, Veteran and Disability-Owned Certified Agencies

August 08, 2018
PLANO, Texas (August 8, 2018) – When Toyota’s Power of Exchange (POE) conference comes to Dallas this week, it will help connect more than 600 attendees, including diverse suppliers from across the country.... more

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota Motor North America Announce 2018-2019 Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota Motor North America Announce 2018-2019 Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

July 31, 2018
The ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship Selection Committee has chosen two recipients to receive the 2018-2019 fellowship awards for projects in green energy technology. Selected fellows Professor Kimberly See, California Institute of Technology, and Professor Iryna Zenyuk, University of California, Irvine, will receive restricted grants of $50,000 each to conduct the research outlined in their proposals within one year.... more

Toyota Celebrates Teamwork and Inclusivity at the Special Olympics Unified Cup

Toyota Celebrates Teamwork and Inclusivity at the Special Olympics Unified Cup

July 12, 2018
PLANO, Texas (July 12, 2018) – Next week, Toyota will further demonstrate its global commitment to inclusion as the presenting sponsor of the 2018 Special Olympics Unified Cup in Chicago, held from July 17-20, 2018. Both Special Olympics and Toyota share the same goal in creating a society without discrimination through sports and a commitment to a sustainable society through mobility.
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Toyota Research Institute Joins Study of Workforce Impact from Automated Vehicles

Toyota Research Institute Joins Study of Workforce Impact from Automated Vehicles

June 27, 2018
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (June 26, 2018) – The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is contributing $75,000 to the American Center for Mobility (ACM) analysis of automated vehicles’ impact on driving-related jobs. ACM’s study, titled "Preparing the Workforce for Automated Vehicles," is being conducted by Michigan State University in collaboration with Texas A&M Transportation Institute. TRI joins other companies in supporting this important research.... more

Toyota Research Institute Supports Development of Open-Source Automated Driving Simulator

Toyota Research Institute Supports Development of Open-Source Automated Driving Simulator

June 21, 2018
LOS ALTOS, Calif. (June 21, 2018) - Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is furthering its support of open source platforms by donating $100,000 to the Computer Vision Center (CVC) to accelerate its development of an open source simulator for automated driving, Car Learning to Act (CARLA).... more

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Named One of the Most Community-Minded Companies in the Nation

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Named One of the Most Community-Minded Companies in the Nation

June 20, 2018
PLANO, Texas (June 20, 2018) – Continuing its longstanding run as a leader in corporate social responsibility, Toyota Financial Services (TFS) was once again named one of the most community-minded companies in the nation by Points of Light Foundation. This is the fourth consecutive year that TFS earned a spot on the Civic 50 list. The company, which spent the greater part of the past year settling into its new headquarters in Plano, Texas, hasn’t missed a beat in its philanthropic efforts, consistently expanding its corporate social responsibility initiatives and demonstrating its dedication to supporting and empowering communities.... more

Hands-on STEM for Middle Schools

Hands-on STEM for Middle Schools

June 15, 2018
JACKSON, Tenn.  (June 15, 2018) – A program designed to prepare students and put them on a pathway to thriving careers will soon debut at five Jackson-Madison County middle schools.... more

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

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