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Areas of Focus

 

Below you will find the result statements which Alcoa Foundation is particularly interested in tracking. Our goal is to be able to roll up the results we achieve through our investments.

 

EDUCATION: Support STEM education and workforce training initiatives to help build the advanced technology workforce.

 

STEM

  • Support innovative education, training programs, and teaching curriculums to support career pathways in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

Results we will count:

  • Number of students who complete STEM-related training
  • Number of teachers, guidance counselors or school administrators trained to provide STEM education or promote STEM-capable careers
  • Number of schools impacted

 

Workforce Development

  • Provide education and training opportunities that lead to employment opportunities in manufacturing or engineering careers.

Results we will count:

  • Number of students who pursue training or education towards manufacturing careers (i.e., in skilled trades, maintenance, operations)
  • Number of students who pursue training or education towards engineering careers
  • Number of individuals who secure employment or improve their employability in manufacturing careers
  • Number of individuals who secure employment or improve their employability in engineering careers

 

General Education

  • Support general academic programs and teaching curriculums (not including STEM or Environmental Literacy).

Result we will count:

  • Number of students who participate in programs designed to improve academic performance or skills

 

General Job Readiness

  • Support programs that provide individuals with basic job readiness skills (not including engineering or manufacturing skills).

Result we will count:

  • Number of individuals who complete training designed to improve their general employment status
 
ENVIRONMENT: Drive measurable and systematic improvements in environmental sustainability through innovative solutions that incorporate the next generation of products, practices and systems.

 

Sustainable Design

  • Advance sustainable industrial and product designs that address environmental challenges within transportation, building and construction or other Alcoa markets.

Results we will count:

  • Number of solutions promoted or created for building design
  • Number of solutions promoted or created for transportation
  • Number of solutions promoted or created for other Alcoa markets
  • Number of communities impacted

 

Environmental Literacy

  • Develop the next generation of environmental ambassadors among students, teachers, Alcoa employees and community members.

Results we will count:

  • Number of individuals trained to support environmental initiatives
  • Number of teachers trained to support environmental initiatives
  • Number of environmental initiatives created
  • Number of communities impacted

 

Natural Capital

  • Protect and restore natural resources and ecosystems. Reduce emissions, produce less waste, and increase recycling.

Results we will count:

  • Number of acres of land preserved or restored
  • Number of species (flora and fauna) protected
  • Number of trees planted
  • Number of bodies of water improved, restored or protected
  • Reduction of CO2 in tons
  • Reduction in energy use in kwh
  • Tons of aluminum recycled
  • Tons of non-aluminum materials recycled
  • Number of communities impacted

 

Standards Leadership

  • Contribute to the adoption of meaningful standards supported by sound science, with a focus on comprehensive product footprints and lifecycle of high performance metals.

Results we will count:

  • Number of standards developed
  • Number of organizations signing on to adopt those standards
  • Number of countries signing on to adopt those standards.
 
COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT: Support local initiatives that address unique community needs.

 

Youth Leadership

  • Support outreach efforts that encourage youth (24 years of age and under) in underserved communities to develop the life skills that enable success. 

Result we will count:

  • Number of youth using enrichment services to enable their growth and development
Critical Social, Health & Urgent Care Services
  • Broaden access to social, health and urgent care services in underserved communities, and improve the availability, quality and effectiveness of those services. 

Results we will count:

  • Number of individuals using critical social, health and urgent care services/supports to stabilize their lives
  • Number of individuals who receive disaster recovery assistance

Community Safety

  • Ensure that individuals have the knowledge, tools and services to remain safe at home, in the workplace or in the community. 

Result we will count:

  • Number of individuals trained to decrease injuries at home, in the community or in the workplace

Quality of Life

  • Improve the arts, culture and economic success of communities. 

Results we will count:

  • Number of individuals who access arts and culture programs
  • Number of individuals who access economic development programs