Nissan North America has extended its commitment to early childhood literacy in Middle Tennessee by granting $100,000 to Governor's Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF). Joined by First Lady Crissy Haslam, Nissan presented the check to GBBF President Theresa Carl today during a reading event at Casa Azafrán Early Learning Center in Nashville, Tennessee, in celebration of Tennessee's Imagination Library Week and Nissan's ongoing support of the Foundation. Nissan has contributed $1.1 million to GBBF since 2005.
The Murfreesboro (Tennessee) Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) recognized Nissan North America, Inc. as "Organization of the Year" during its annual Freedom Fund awards banquet held on August 26 on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. This marks the first time the Murfreesboro Branch has recognized corporate entities.
Catherine Walker is a hand's on educator. She works for Urban Green Lab, a 30-foot mobile classroom in Nashville and the city's only nonprofit dedicated to improving the health and well being of people through sustainability.
Nissan today announced it is furthering its partnership with the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA) to sponsor the 40th Annual Gay Softball World Series (GSWS) from August 15 to 20 in Austin, Texas.
Kicking off its second decade of partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Nissan North America today announced a $1 million grant to help build more homes with families in need of decent, affordable housing. Nissan's cash contributions to Habitat for Humanity in North America total more than $14 million over the past 11 years.
The Nissan Foundation today announced its board of directors has awarded $700,000 in grants to nonprofits in seven states to support innovative programs that break down societal barriers and build inclusive communities through education and outreach. The Nissan Foundation has awarded more than $9.3 million to date.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced today the appointment of its first chief sustainability officer, senior vice president Hitoshi Kawaguchi. As chief sustainability officer, Kawaguchi's responsibilities include representing the company on global sustainability issues.
Nissan volunteers will add hard hats and tool belts to their work attire as they continue a partnership with Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area (HFHMCA) that began nearly a decade ago. Nissan is focusing its efforts on Greenview Drive – the deteriorated south Jackson street that is being revitalized thanks to HFHMCA and its supporters.