General Motors makes plans to invest $50 million by 2025 to help improve access to employment opportunities, education and city neighbourhoods in Detroit. The automaker said on Tuesday, September 14th, that they are working with the city on the initiative, and the funding will go through Detroit-based nonprofits.
Grants announced on Tuesday include $1 million to support employment, health and well-being resources; $1.25 million to connect residents to an extensive digital support system that provides for devices and internet connectivity; $750,000 to provide critical literacy education for students at two high schools and to support adults at a family literacy centre and $1 million to address transportation barriers for workers;
“This is our home and we’ve been here since 1911,” General Motors Chair and Chief Executive Mary Barra said in a statement. “To be able to give back and work with the mayor as we continue to really transform this city is something General Motors is very committed to.”