Alcoa Foundation’s Local Grants Total More Than $200,000
2012 Alcoa Foundation grant recipients were recently presented their Foundation grant checks. Pictured (L to R): Marc Gibson and Olga Ebert from the University of Tennessee receive a $29,500 Alcoa Foundation grant check from Alcoa Foundation representative Tricia Napor and TN Location Manager Ken McMillen.
The Alcoa Foundation announced 2012 grants of more than $200,000 to 10 non-profit and educational organizations in Blount, Knox and Sevier counties in Tennessee and Graham County, N.C., including a $25,000 Sally Ride Science grant to benefit more than 3,000 local fifth to eighth graders.
Alcoa Tennessee Operations’ Community Advisory Board, consisting of 10 local business, community and government leaders, evaluated more than 50 grant proposals in recommending projects the Alcoa Foundation should fund in 2012-13.
The 2012 grant recipients and funding amounts include:
Multi-year grant recipients
Pellissippi State Community College (year two of two)
Youth Leadership Blount (year two of two)
Blount Adult Education Foundation (adult education)
Blount County Habitat for Humanity (environment)
FIRST Robotics (STEM education)
Graham Revitalization Economic Action Team (education)
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont (education)
Ijams Nature Center (environment)
University of Tennessee (STEM education)
Sally Ride Science (STEM education)
Local Alcoa Inc. employee attends recent One Young World Summit
Hadil Senno, human resource professional at Alcoa’s Knoxville office was selected as one of 10 Alcoa early-career professionals from seven countries to participate in the third annual One Young World Summit held in Pittsburgh, Penn. the week of Oct. 18.
Modeled after the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the One Young World Summit brought together more than 1,300 delegates under the age of 30 from 180 countries to dialogue, debate and develop solutions to some of the world's most pressing environmental, business, education, health and political issues.
Senno was selected from an application pool of nearly 100 young Alcoa employees who submitted essays describing their passions and community service projects that are helping them create positive change. Alcoa partnered with One Young World on selecting the 10 delegates to represent the company.