We’re honoring Hispanic heritage by investing $1 million to support Hispanic and Latinx communities. Our contributions will help fund 28 organizations working to strengthen appreciation for Hispanic and Latinx history and culture, increase STEM education curriculum in underserved schools, advance Latinx-focused leadership and workforce development programs and diversify the aerospace talent pipeline.
Hispanic Heritage Foundation – $300K
Funding to develop a new program called Engineering on the Fast Track to introduce aerospace engineering concepts to underrepresented students across the country, based on its popular Coding as a Second Language program; and sponsorship of a new STEM category for the Hispanic Heritage Awards to honor the Latina NASA scientists working on the Mars Rover Mission.
Great Minds in STEM – $100K
Funding will support the Viva Technology program which engages K-12 Latinx students, teachers and parents in STEM challenges.
National Association of Latino Arts and Culture – $50K
Funding will support artists, projects, and organizations working to address challenges in urban and rural Latinx communities across the U.S.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers – $25K
Funding to support the Pre-College and Community College Conference to provide parents and community college student members with the knowledge, resources and network they need to successfully transfer to four year universities.
Boeing’s contribution will also fund an additional 24 organizations providing support across 11 states. See the full list of partners receiving grants here.
At Boeing, we know it’s our responsibility to create a safe, inclusive environment where everyone is valued, respected and supported to reach their full potential. We are committed to confronting discrimination, inequities and injustice wherever we see them and accelerating equity, diversity and inclusion for all.
The company also supports educational institutions that serve underrepresented racial minorities, including nine Hispanic-serving institutions. We partner with nearly 200 diverse professional organizations and External Technical Affiliations that help us meet our objectives related to recruiting, retention and education.
During the last five years, our participation in diverse professional organization conferences including the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers resulted in nearly 1,000 diverse hires. In 2020, we hired 100 early-career employees at professional conferences hosted by Hispanic and Latinx organizations.
Earlier this year we published our annual diversity metrics for the first time in our company’s history to transparently share our representation numbers and measure progress toward a more equitable, inclusive Boeing. As detailed in our 2021 Global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Report, we highlight the work needed to close representation gaps for historically underrepresented groups, including employees of Hispanic and Latin descent, and build a culture of inclusion.