Applied Materials and the Applied Materials Foundation pave the way for brighter futures
NORTHAMPTON, MA /ACCESSWIRE/October 6, 2022/ Applied materials
At Applied Materials, we believe that education inspires young minds, opens new doors, and paves the way for brighter futures. Putting this philosophy into practice, the company and the Applied Materials Foundation invest in global efforts to help students realize their academic potential, regardless of socioeconomic status, race, gender or their zip code.
This school year, Applied Materials and the Foundation are funding direct services and teacher professional development in a few key areas, consistent with our longstanding education strategy while responding to local education challenges exacerbated by the pandemic:
Children enter kindergarten ready to learn
Students read at grade level in 3rd grade
Young people successfully complete rigorous college math and science courses
High school students successfully complete college preparatory courses and are ready for college and/or career
Together, Applied Materials and the Foundation prioritize programs that engage families in the academic success of their students. We also fund efforts to engage young people in hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs early and often, helping them understand the connection between their college education and their future career paths.
Enter school ready to learn
To increase the percentage of children entering kindergarten ready to learn, the Foundation invests in organizations such as Grail Family Services (East San Jose, CA) and AVANCE (Austin, TX), both of which provide impactful and responsive programming. to culture for children and their families. .
Grade level reading in primary school
As young people enter elementary school or the global equivalent, Applied Materials and the Foundation work with organizations that increase literacy rates while instilling a lifelong love of reading. In the United States, Springboard Collaborative (East San José, CA), Bookspring (Austin, TX) and SMART Reading (Hillsboro, OR), all supported by the Foundation, are dedicated to making reading exciting and accessible to young people and their families. Outside the United States, the company funds the work of the Wuxi Lingshan Charity Foundation (China) and the Boyo Social Welfare Foundation (Taiwan) to improve literacy for underserved youth.
Successfully complete rigorous courses in college
In middle school, the emphasis is on preparing for math and science. Applied Materials and Foundation support for the Silicon Valley Education Foundation focuses on accelerating math teacher effectiveness through professional learning and peer-to-peer collaboration in East San Jose, CA. In Austin, Texas, Foundation funding supports the work of the National Alliance for Equity Partnerships with a Central Texas school district to increase the percentage of Black and Latino youth, especially those who identify as women, who enroll in academically rigorous math courses.
Students graduate from high school ready for college and/or a career
Once students are excited to learn, Applied Materials and the Foundation encourage them to dream big. Foundation collaborations with Breakthrough Central Texas (Austin, TX), Breakthrough Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA), and College Possible (Portland, OR) help ensure students are academically and emotionally ready for college . In Gloucester, MA, corporate and Foundation support for LEAP for Education’s Career Ready program helps high school students better understand the options available to them upon graduation. Outside the United States, the company works with the Israel Scholarship Education Foundation to encourage high school students living in boarding schools to complete high school and pursue higher education, and in Singapore, a charitable grant to Community Chest aims to maximize the educational experience for at-risk or out-of-school youth.
Connecting academics to future career paths through hands-on STEM activities
As a technology company, Applied Materials knows the importance of introducing and keeping children engaged in STEM subjects. For example, this year the company is funding science programs for young people in India, where company support is helping the Pratham Education Foundation establish a science center in Maharashtra, and in Korea, where the funding provides students elementary school hands-on science education with Child Fund Korea. Similar efforts are underway in Japan with corporate support for Houkago NPO After School, focused on teaching students programming, and in Montana, where the Foundation is supporting Flathead County’s free STEM experience. Library Foundation. The Foundation’s support for the Western Idaho Science and Engineering Fair as well as the Arizona Science Center means more rural students have access to STEM programming, and by through the Applied Materials Foundation Generation Girl® initiative, we are increasing the number of non-binary girls and youth participating in after-school STEM programs across the United States
Even as the pandemic has disrupted classroom learning around the world, Applied Materials and the Applied Materials Foundation remain confident in the potential of young learners around the world to make a brighter future possible. Together, we are humbled by the efforts of our district and nonprofit partners around the world as they pave the way for brighter futures.
About the Author
Program Manager, Global Community Affairs
As Program Manager for Global Community Affairs, Julie leads strategic community investments in Silicon Valley, building and managing relationships with local nonprofit organizations. A resident of San Jose, Julie enjoys practicing yoga, running, and spending time with friends and family in her spare time.
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