NEWS FROM BOEING
On November 1st, Boeing committed nearly $2 million to support Indigenous communities in select regions across the United States. The investment package includes a $350,000 investment for Washington tribal nations to support education, job counseling, art, language and more.
Local organizations receiving Boeing funding include:
"United Indians of All Tribes Foundation is proud to partner with Boeing Enterprise to serve our Native Veterans. With a $45,000 investment, we will be able to create a new outreach strategy to engage veterans in our Native Workforce Services Program, which has a long and strong history in helping Native individuals advance their careers through training and support." -- Mike Tulee, Executive Director, United Indians of All Tribes (Yakama; Sergeant, U.S. Air Force)
"Elements of Education Parnership is honored to partner with The Boeing Company to expand our Next Move Internships Program which provides high school juniors and seniors with meaningful career exploration and preparation experiences. We believe that personal experiences, such as internships in a chosen career field and a meaningful relationship with a career mentor, can have a lasting impact on a student's personal and professional journey. With the support of Boeing, we are expanding our partnership with Chief Leschi Schools and The Puyallup Tribe to provide opportunities for their students to gain hands-on community experience in a field of interest, allowing them to make informed decisions about their post-high goals and stay connected to career opportunities within the tribe." -- Brittany Skobel, Internships Director, Next Move
Over the past three years, Boeing has invested more than $2.6 million in organizations supporting Native American and other Indigenous communities in the U.S. -- bringing the company's global support for Indigenous populations over the same period to $3.3 million.