The DuPage County Branch of the NAACP and Navistar, Inc. are continuing their partnership to prepare area youth for future educational and career experiences. For a second consecutive year, Lisle-based Navistar has pledged to support NAACP Youth Advancement initiatives, especially in the areas of Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM).
“We’ve seen first-hand how the NAACP’s work is positively impacting young people,” said Lisa Hartenberger, director of Corporate Communications and Community Relations at Navistar. “We’re excited to play a role in preparing tomorrow’s workforce and the next generation of leaders.”
Last year, Navistar hosted one of the NAACP’s, “So You Think You Want To,” career series. A diverse group of students in grades six through 12 gathered at the Navistar corporate headquarters to learn about global manufacturing and explore careers in engineering, operations, purchasing, sales, legal, and technology. During the half-day workshop, attendees heard from executives, asked questions in one-on-one breakout sessions and toured the Navistar facility.
“Navistar has been a tremendous partner,” said Mario Lambert, DuPage County Branch NAACP President. “We can’t thank them enough for their financial support and the investment of time and talent of their employees.”
The DuPage County Branch of the NAACP promotes educational enrichment and college and career readiness through several Youth Advancement programs.
“In 2013, we hope to reach even more youth and adults across our service area, through many exciting activities,” said Lambert. “The DuPage County Branch is working every day to have a positive impact on the community and demonstrate to our partners the lasting value of the NAACP.”
Information courtesy of a press release of the DuPage County Branch of the NAACP.