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  • August 03, 2016

    Alcoa Foundation and the National Wildlife Federation Partner on Global "Green STEM" Initiative

    RESTON, VA -- Thanks to the generous support of Alcoa Foundation, the National Wildlife Federation -- America's largest wildlife conservation and education organization -- has launched a global K-12 environmental literacy initiative focused on "Green STEM," to better educate children about environmental issues through science, technology, engineering and math skills....

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  • June 15, 2016

    NatureBridge and Alcoa Foundation Announce the 2016 Alcoa Scholars Program

    Grant brings 100 Alcoa Scholars to National Parks In Celebration of the National Park Service’s Centennial SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- NatureBridge is proud to announce the award of scholarship funding from the Alcoa Foundation. This grant will fund the participation of one hundred high schools students in the 2016 NatureBridge...

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  • April 28, 2016

    Alcoa Foundation and American Forests to plant more than 465,000 trees to restore forests in 2016

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On this year’s National Arbor Day, Alcoa Foundation and American Forests announced their plans to plant more than 465,000 trees across 29 global project sites in 2016. The trees will be planted as part of Alcoa Foundation’s Partnership for Trees Program, a commitment to plant 10 million...

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  • February 08, 2016

    100K Cans of Water Helps Flint

    o aid with the recent water crisis in Flint, Michigan, Alcoa Foundation partnered with Canned Water 4 Kids to help send two truckloads carrying more than 100,000 cans of water to Flint residents. Flint, a city of about 100,000 people in eastern Michigan, has made national headlines in recent months...

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  • October 22, 2015

    American Forests and Alcoa Foundation celebrate five years of partnership and more than 1 million trees planted

    WASHINGTON D.C. - This year marks five successful years of American Forests and Alcoa Foundation’s “Partnership for Trees,” which has planted more than 1.12 million trees to reforest damaged ecosystems and create greener spaces. To date, 50 sites have been restored in nearly 100 projects with the help of thousands...

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  • August 18, 2015

    Alcoa Employees Embark on Global Environmental Expeditions

    Alcoa Foundation is sponsoring 25 Alcoa (NYSE:AA) employees for a unique professional development opportunity with Earthwatch Institute, a global non-profit organization with a mission to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable future. At expedition sites in Australia, Brazil and France, Fellows will collect data alongside leading scientists...

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  • July 23, 2015

    Alcoa Foundation Grants Aéro Montréal $20,000 to Engage Students in Flight Program

    Laval, Quebec – Today, Alcoa Foundation announced a $20,000 (USD) grant to Aéro Montréal to support the Quebec think tank’s efforts to develop the next generation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) professionals. Aéro Montréal mobilizes aerospace industry players, including companies, educational and research institutions, and associations and unions,...

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  • June 23, 2015

    Earthwatch Institute Sends 53 Teachers on Climate Change Expeditions from Arizona to the Arctic

    Hands-on research projects empower teachers to share the stories of climate change in powerful new ways More than 50 teachers will soon embark on Earthwatch research expeditions to help scientists understand how climate change is affecting the planet. These one- to two-week-long experiences immerse teachers in hands-on field research that...

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  • May 13, 2015

    Jhpiego and Alcoa Foundation Join Together to Strengthen Ebola Infection Prevention Skills of Health Care Workers in Republic of Guinea

    BALTIMORE, MD -- Jhpiego, an international health non-profit and affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, and Alcoa Foundation today announced a new partnership to provide infectious disease preparedness training for health care workers in the Boké Region in western Guinea. The new, 4-month project will train 118 health care providers and...

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  • April 20, 2015

    American Forests and Alcoa Foundation to plant more than 200,000 trees to restore forests in 2015

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - American Forests and Alcoa Foundation announced their plans to plant more than 200,000 trees across 25 global project sites in 2015. The trees will be planted as part of Alcoa’s Partnership for Trees Program, a commitment to plant 10 million trees by 2020, with more than half...

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