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Bosch Community Fund awards more than $50,000 to Warren, Michigan, community schools

- Grants earmarked for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs

- Since 2014, organizations in the Warren community have received more than $100,000 in Bosch Community Fund grants

WARREN, Mich. – The Bosch Community Fund recently awarded more than $50,000 in grants to two programs in the Warren, Michigan, community. The grants provide resources for various science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs and activities.

“We are proud to be part of a company and community that dedicates effort and resources to develop tomorrow’s workforce,” said Colin Fielding, regional president, Bosch Automotive Aftermarket-Automotive Service Solutions North America. “These grants from the Bosch Community Fund provide our local students with the opportunity to experience STEM activities that may lead to a future career in STEM.”

The grants support the following programs in Warren:

- Warren Woods Public Schools: This $35,798 contribution supports the Southwest Macomb Technical Education Consortium’s STEM middle school program. With the funds, nearly 2,000 students in Center Line, Fitzgerald and Warren Woods schools have the opportunity to participate in robotics, LEGO® robotics and advancing in robotics activities.

- Warren Consolidated Schools: This $14,630 grant marks the second time the Bosch Community Fund has provided support for the Engineering is Elementary series of integrated STEM units for grades 3-5. The project aims to increase skill and interest in scientific and engineering fields, particularly with students from backgrounds that are currently underrepresented in these areas.

“We strive to achieve a level of excellence in teaching and learning, which enables all students to become knowledgeable, productive and successful citizens,” said Robert Livernois, Ph.D., superintendent of Warren Consolidated Schools. “We are honored that the Bosch Community Fund recognizes the benefits that the Engineering is Elementary program provides to our students and continues to provide support to help make the program successful.”

“We value our community partnership with Bosch and its support of our schools,” said Katheleen Szuminski, Ed.D, director of career technical education, Southwest Macomb Technical Education Consortium. The grant funds enable us to expand STEM activities to a greater number of middle school students.”

Since 2014, the Bosch Community Fund has awarded more than $100,000 in grants to organizations in the Warren community.

About the Bosch Community Fund
The Bosch Community Fund, a U.S.-based foundation established in September 2011, awards up to $3 million annually in grants to various 501(c)(3) organizations and educational institutions. The BCF focuses primarily on the enrichment of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and the advancement of environmental sustainability initiatives.

About Bosch
Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs some 28,700 associates in more than 100 locations, as of April 1, 2015. In 2014, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $11.3 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of more than $77 billion (70 billion euros) in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2015, Bosch applied for some 5,400 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com and twitter.com/BoschPresse.

Exchange rate: 1 EUR = $1.1095



BCF Awards $50,000 to Warren, Mi., Schools - February 2016

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