Cox Communications Presents 2018 Cox Charities Community Grants
Elected officials and community representatives joined Cox Communications to award the 2018 Cox Charities Community grants to the Parma City School District and Rocky River Public Library. Cox Charities, the company’s charitable giving initiative, supports after school and summer learning programs focusing on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) learning.
Recipients were selected by Cox employee volunteers for providing quality after-school and summer learning programs with a focus on STEAM learning and a proven track record of creating innovative programs for Cleveland’s youth. From collaborating on STEAM-focused programs with partners like the West Creek Conservancy to investing in exciting technology like 3-D printers, these organizations plan to put their grants to good use.
Cox Charities Northeast, a charitable giving initiative of Cox Communications, is fully funded by business vendors and Cox employees. Since 2001, Cox has invested more than $6 million in Cox Charities grants and in-kind support throughout Rhode Island, Connecticut and Ohio. Working in tandem with initiatives like Connect2Compete, which offers low-cost home internet for families on public assistance programs, the impact of STEAM programming is significant.
“STEAM programming is essential for engaging tomorrow’s innovators and providing students with the tools they need to change the status quo,” said Jay Allbaugh, senior vice president and region manager, Cox Communications. “We are proud to support these organizations in their efforts to empower youth to build solutions for the challenges of today and ones yet to be discovered.”