Alcoa Foundation Diversity Investment Highlights:
- National Society of Black Engineers – NSBE's Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) program increases elementary school students' aptitude in math and science and their interest in pursuing STEM career fields, by having them engage in interactive, team-based engineering projects.
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers – Noche de Ciencias for students in K-12, is a hands-on event that promotes knowledge and interest about science and engineering as well as scholarship and college opportunities. In addition, there are college preparation and financial workshops for parents that are facilitated in English and Spanish.
- Society of Women Engineers – Student chapters at University of Michigan, North Carolina A&T State University, Ohio State University, Purdue University and the University of Tennessee use a variety of programming to spark girls' interest in engineering and technology, enhancing their understanding and awareness of STEM-related careers.
- FHI 360 – Four Pillars PLUS improves primary and secondary education for 500 girls in Guinea by providing scholarships, mentors, workforce readiness workshops, professional development for teachers, and support for Parent-Teacher Associations, with an emphasis on the mobilization of mothers.
- Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi de Portneuf – Through exploration workshops, internships and publications, Women Who Dare improves the financial situations of women in Canada without diplomas and increases the number of women working in untraditional trades.
- Civic Center Public Utility Foundation – The Hello Work online employment agency gives blind or weak-sighted people in Hungary an opportunity to reach the job market.
Record Employee VolunteerismIn 2012, Alcoa achieved record employee-community engagement, with 60 percent of employees participating in the company’s annual Month of Service. In total, Alcoa’s global workforce volunteered more than 800,000 hours, 15 percent of which was skills-based, and the equivalent of 385 people working full-time for a year. About Alcoa Foundation Alcoa Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S., with assets of approximately US$460 million. Founded 60 years ago, Alcoa Foundation has invested more than US$570 million since 1952. In 2012, Alcoa Foundation contributed more than US$21 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the world, building innovative partnerships to improve the environment and educate tomorrow’s leaders for careers in manufacturing and engineering. The work of Alcoa Foundation is further enhanced by Alcoa’s thousands of employee volunteers who share their talents and time to make a difference in the communities where Alcoa operates. Through the Company’s signature Month of Service program, in 2012, a record 60 percent of Alcoa employees took part in more than 1,050 events across 24 countries, benefiting more than 450,000 people and 2,050 nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.alcoafoundation.com and follow @AlcoaFoundation on Twitter. About Alcoa Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the past 125 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral part of Alcoa’s operating practices and the product design and engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 11 consecutive years and approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 61,000 people in 30 countries across the world. For more information, visit www.alcoa.com and follow @Alcoa on Twitter at twitter.com/Alcoa.