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  • General Motors (GM) on Tuesday announced its plan to invest $50 million in Detroit-based non-profits focused on education, jobs and neighborhoods.
  • “Our new commitment will help break down barriers and promote growth through education and economic success,” Barra added.
  • “Today's commitment by GM solidifies the company's investment in the people of Detroit, ensuring Detroiters have the skills they need to access these kinds of opportunities for years to come," Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said.

General Motors (GM) on Tuesday announced its plan to invest by 2025 $50 million in Detroit-based non-profits focused on education, job opportunities and neighborhood development. 

“As the home of our headquarters for more than a century, Detroit has always been a priority for General Motors,” GM CEO Mary Barra said. “We’re invested in supporting a strong future for this community. Our new commitment will help break down barriers and promote growth through education and economic success.”

Several grants were announced Tuesday, including $1 million to the United Way’s Ride United to address transportation barriers, $1 million to the Detroit at Work People Plan and Community Health Corps, and $1.25 million to Human-I-T to help city residents develop digital literacy skills and advance education and career opportunities. 


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"GM has been a part of this community for the last century, providing good-paying, middle-class jobs for Detroiters,” Detroit Mayor Mike Dugan said. Today's commitment by GM solidifies the company's investment in the people of Detroit, ensuring Detroiters have the skills they need to access these kinds of opportunities for years to come."

The company’s initiative builds on previous financial commitments to Detroit, including its 2020 funding of 57 projects across the city. 

“We are honored and excited to work with nonprofit organizations that share our ambition to help Detroit thrive, especially through investments in education and workforce development opportunities for those who call it home,” Terry Rhadigan, GM executive director of Corporate Giving, said.


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Published on Sep 14, 2021