NCAN Receives Grant from FCA Foundation

October 30, 2017
By Elizabeth Morgan, Director of External Relations

In September, NCAN was pleased to be one of six education organizations to receive grants from the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC (FCA US).  

"At FCA, we believe that education is an essential element in creating strong and sustainable communities," said Shane Karr, Head of External Affairs, FCA – North America and President, FCA Foundation. "These grants will help students overcome obstacles, improve academic performance and gain practical skills that will help them succeed and mature into resilient, responsible members of the community."

Other grant recipients were Communities in Schools, Detroit-Area Pre-College Engineering Program, FIRST in Michigan, Winning Futures, and Women of Tomorrow. “NCAN is honored to be among these FCA Foundation education grantees and applauds their commitment to helping communities increase educational attainment,” NCAN Executive Director Kim Cook said.  

With the FCA Foundation’s support of $200,000 during 2017-18, NCAN will promote best practices to build capacity for college access and success among its membership of nearly 400 organizations in 45 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Through professional development and communications, NCAN emphasizes approaches including use of local student outcome data, delivery of evidence-based services, development of strategic partnerships across sectors, and technology adoption to increase efficiency. 

NCAN’s national scope is a good match for FCA US. Based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, FCA US employs nearly 56,725 people across the country. NCAN members touch the lives of 2 million students and families each year.

About the FCA Foundation
The FCA Foundation is the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC, a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. The FCA Foundation invests in U.S. charitable organizations and initiatives that help empower people; build strong, resilient communities and generate meaningful and measurable societal impacts. In support of these objectives, the FCA Foundation focuses on the following foundational pillars: youth development, education, support for veterans and their families, and community service.

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