CHICAGO- With the upcoming return to school for numerous students, United Airlines (UA) is taking action to support families and educators who are facing increased expenses related to supplies and classroom essentials.
United Airlines has committed to contributing $1.25 million to DonorsChoose.Org, a platform that supports educational initiatives.
United Donated $1.25 Million to STEM
This funding will be directed towards projects centered on aviation and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects within classrooms situated in the United’s seven Hub markets: Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., New York, Houston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
The initiative will also extend to Phoenix and various locations across Hawaii.
“We take great pride in supporting educators who use methods like utilizing model airplanes to teach the principles of flight to middle schoolers or organizing educational trips to simulator facilities,” stated Josh Earnest, Senior Vice President, and Chief Communications Officer at United.
“Our partnership with DonorsChoose allows us to provide teachers with the necessary resources to ignite the passion of the next generation of aviators. We’re honored to collaborate with DonorsChoose in assisting teachers who are making a profound impact and positively transforming the lives of students across the nation.”sh Earnest, Senior Vice President, and Chief Communications Officer at United
United’s contribution will finance ongoing aviation-related classroom projects available on DonorsChoose.org.
At the same time, the remaining funds will be allocated for a subsequent matching campaign over the coming months to support additional aviation and STEM-focused initiatives.
Educators from the designated cities who wish to propose projects for potential funding can visit donorschoose.org/teachers.
DonorsChoose.Org connects the public with public school teachers in need of financial assistance to acquire school supplies and cover program expenses for their students.
The organization originated from a public high school teacher in the Bronx, NY, in 2000. Donors Choose ensures the transparency and integrity of funding every aspect of each project, including vetting requests, procuring items, and directly delivering materials to verified teachers.
Donors CEO Insights
“Aiding classrooms in launching a successful new school year, United Airlines is providing invaluable resources that contribute to the growth of aviation and STEM students,” commented Alix Guerrier, CEO of DonorsChoose.
“Through this initiative, United Airlines is empowering the youth who represent the future’s scientists, aviators, and engineers. This collaboration will lay the foundation for aspiring careers.”
Boasting a workforce of nearly 100,000 individuals worldwide, United offers an array of career opportunities in the STEM sector, spanning roles such as pilots, aviation maintenance technicians, flight dispatchers, and network planners.
As the world’s largest airline based on available seat miles, United has embarked on an ambitious expansion strategy, with 700 new aircraft on order for the next decade. It plans to recruit 15,000 employees in the current year alone.
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