Juanita Clemmons, a production technician at Nissan's Vehicle Assembly Plant in Smyrna, Tenn., volunteered to travel alone across the country, to a place where she knew no one else, all because of her son.
Today, at a dedication ceremony conducted by Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County, Nissan Vice President Jon Brancheau presented the keys to the latest Nissan-sponsored Habitat home to homeowner Annie Dixon.
For the second consecutive year, Nissan is partnering with the Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office (GHSO) to engage teens about the importance of avoiding distracted driving and other harmful behaviors behind the wheel through the ThinkFast® Interactive education program. Teen fatalities in Tennessee have declined steadily over the last 10 years from 178 in 2002 to 94 in 2012, according to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security.
Nissan announced today that it will partner with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as part of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.
Studies show that reading out loud to children is strongly related to academic achievement later in life. And, experts say, children who learn to read early come from families who have books in the home.
Through a $400,000 kick-start grant, Nissan is working with United Way of the Capital Area to provide free books every month to 35,000 eligible Mississippi preschoolers from birth to age 5 through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.
Nissan says it found one more way to keep track of what the most innovative thinkers are doing. The company sponsored the first ever Southland Southern Culture and Technology Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.