Building Sustainable Communities

General Motors Student Corps members pose for a team photo at Madison High School in Madison Heights, Michigan. Since 2013, more than 500 high school students have earned a paycheck while learning real-world work skills and giving back to their communities via the GM Student Corps.
General Motors Student Corps workers clean-up Hamtramck High School in Hamtramck, Michigan.
GM employees packed food boxes at Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint, Michigan.
General Motors is recycling and processing two-million water bottles from Flint, Michigan residents and converting them into insulation for coats for the homeless, Chevrolet Equinox V-6 engine covers, and air filters for ten GM plants. Seamstress Jessica West sews the insulation into the coats at The Empowerment Plan in Detroit, Michigan, where GM is donating enough insulation to make 6,500 free coats that transform into sleeping bags. The coats are given to those in need at no cost.
General Motors is recycling and processing two-million water bottles from Flint, Michigan residents and converting them into insulation for coats for the homeless, Chevrolet Equinox V-6 engine covers, and air filter panels for ten GM plants. The plastic is washed, flaked and turned into fleece to make these three products. Seamstresses Tameka Davis and Dorothea Guice sew the filter panels at the N.E.W. Life Center for GM supplier Filtration Services Group in Flint, Michigan.

GM supports organizations that enhance the quality of life in our communities around the world and foster an environment in which people want to live, work and prosper. Support to organizations in this focus area help expand economic opportunity and growth and define creative solutions to revitalize and sustain neighborhoods. Our long-term goal is to partner with organizations to increase the number of youth and adults who have the requisite skills for employment and decent jobs.

Social Outcomes
1.       Increase in education levels and/or marketable technical or vocational skills
2.       Increase the percentage of high school graduates
3.       Increase # of neighborhoods that sustain growth and prosper

Target Audience
Poorest districts & neighborhoods within select global communities

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