Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas is creating a full-ride scholarship to help a “young man of color” become a teacher. The scholarship is being created in partnership with My Brother’s Keeper San Antonio, the city’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, Texas A&M University-San Antonio and St. Philip’s College, according to a news release.
“We feel that all corners of our community need to reflect both our community’s diversity and our industry’s technology so that everyone has the opportunity to reach their potential and be an effective and contributing citizen,” Mario Lozoya, director of government relations and external affairs for TMMTX, said at a news conference Tuesday.
The partners agreed the scholarship is badly needed because there is a severe lack of black men teaching in the classroom in San Antonio. “Because of the community and political leaders leading this charge, opportunity exists. Opportunity for education, progress, forward thinking and action,” TAMUSA President Cynthia Teniente-Matson said. “The support and provision of scholarships from local businesses such as Toyota will allow us to continue to make opportunity possible.”
This is just further proof of what Toyota does to give back. Whether it is to minority causes such as this one or relief efforts to just being active in the community and helping where they can. Toyota is committed to being a force in their local habitats and not pointing the way but showing the way. That is really what it is all about.
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