Toyota Supports Community Empowerment at the 2016 National Urban League Conference

Automaker Celebrates 25-Years of Partnership with the National Urban League
August 02, 2016
NEW YORK CITY, August 2, 2016 – All roads will lead to Baltimore tomorrow for the 2016 National Urban League’s Annual Conference featuring numerous business and community empowerment workshops led by prominent business and civil rights leaders during the four-day event at the Baltimore Convention Center. Toyota, a major sponsor, celebrates its 25th anniversary with the National Urban League, the nation’s largest historic, civil rights and urban advocacy organization.
“At Toyota, our commitment to support communities where we operate is a basic part of our business,” said Wil James, president, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc., who is also a National Urban League Board Trustee and 2016 Conference Co-Chair. James added, “We are committed to making the best cars and trucks, as well as helping to provide access to education, training and employment.”
During the National Urban League four-day conference, Toyota will serve as host to several sessions including the Whitney M. Young Jr. Awards Gala, honoring BET Chairman and CEO, Debra Lee, Actor and Producer Nate Parker, Kevin Liles, CEO, KWL Entertainment, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as well as activities aimed at sustainable living, proper child passenger safety practices and career planning.
For a complete listing of scheduled events, or to register, visit Also, follow Toyota throughout the 2016 National Urban League Annual Conference week at @Toyota and   @ToyotaShowcase on Facebook and Twitter, and @ToyotaUSA on Instagram, using the hashtags   #TOYOTAiRepresent, #ToyotaCuts4Kids and #SaveOurCities.
About Toyota
Toyota (NYSE:TM), the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius and the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, is committed to advancing mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands.  Over the past 50 years, we’ve produced more than 30 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 44,000 people (more than 34,000 in the U.S.).  Our 1,800 North American dealerships (1,500 in the U.S.) sold more than 2.8 million cars and trucks (nearly 2.5 million in the U.S.) in 2015 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.
About the National Urban League
The National Urban League ( is a historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization dedicated to economic empowerment in historically underserved urban communities. Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the National Urban League has improved the lives of tens of millions of people nationwide through direct service programs that are implemented locally by its 94 Urban League affiliates in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The organization also conducts public policy research and advocacy activities from its D.C.-based Washington bureau. The National Urban League, a BBB- accredited organization, has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, placing it in the top 10 percent of all U.S. charities for adhering to good governance, fiscal responsibility and other best practices.
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