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Bosch Community Fund awards grants to organizations in Mount Prospect, Ill. area to increase STEM engagement and aptitude, teacher STEM capacity

-In 2017, Bosch Community Fund awarded more than $124,000 in grant funding to school districts and organizations in the Mount Prospect, Illinois, area
-Four grants fund education programs focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and professional development for teachers
-Since 2015, Bosch Community Fund has awarded more than $324,026 to schools, organizations in the Mount Prospect, Illinois, area

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – The Bosch Community Fund recently awarded more than $124,000 in grants to school districts and organizations in the Mount Prospect, Illinois, area. The four grants fund education programs focused on student engagement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and professional development for teachers. By investing in STEM curricula, materials and teacher training, the Bosch Community Fund aims to have a positive impact on the lives of students in the community.

“Robert Bosch Tool Corporation is proud to continue our community partnerships with the Mount Prospect Library Foundation, River Trails School District 26 and Mount Prospect School District 57,” said Roger Amrol, president and CEO, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation North America. “It is imperative that learning extends past the classroom, and with the combined efforts of RBTC and the Bosch Community Fund recipients, we are building essential skillsets for student success.”

The grants support organizations and initiatives that offer after-school programs, expose students to STEM concepts and offer STEM-related tutoring. The Bosch Community Fund awarded grants to the following organizations:
• Mt. Prospect Library Foundation’s Tutor.com: A Library Partnership for Student Success – $7,000
• River Trails School District 26’s STEM for All program – $75,000
• Mt. Prospect School District 57’s STEAM Initiative – $10,385
• District 214 Education Foundation’s Next Generation Engineers-Buffalo Grove High School Middle School STEM Program – $31,641

“The Mt. Prospect-area grant program has provided the financial resources for our high schools to start their middle school STEM outreach programs – Next Generation Engineers,” said Marcella M. Reca Zipp, director, grants and special programs,
High School District 214. “This after-school program allows our future high school students to use the labs and equipment in the high school, meet their high school teachers, be mentored by high school students, and develop interest and excitement about pursuing STEM college and career pathways when they become high school students. Our staff has also had more opportunities to volunteer with our high school students on projects such as a Soldier's Journey Home and our FIRST Robotics Wildstangs team.”

The Bosch Community Fund provides grants in U.S. communities where Bosch has locations. Since 2015, the Bosch Community Fund has awarded more than $324,026 to schools and organizations in the Mount Prospect, Illinois, area. Annually, the Bosch Community Fund awards up to $5 million in grants to organizations invited to participate in the program.

Linda Beckmeyer
Robert Bosch LLC
Phone: +1 248-876-2046

About the Bosch Community Fund
The Bosch Community Fund, a U.S.-based foundation established in September 2011, has awarded more than $15.5 million 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 nearly 32,800 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2016. In 2016 Bosch generated consolidated sales of $13.7 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. The company employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016) and generated sales of 73.1 billion euros ($80.9 billion) in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development.

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Exchange rate: 1 EUR = $1.1069

BCF Mount Prospect Release 2017 - December 2017


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