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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

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

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