Metallica announced a charity initiative with their foundation “All Within My Hands”, they are donating $1 million dollars to select community colleges. They are working together in this project with the American Association of Community Colleges and will be donating $100,000 to 10 colleges.
Dr. Edward Frank, the executive director of the All Within My Hands Foundation talked about the project.
“The All Within My Hands Foundation and Metallica are proud to announce this major new initiative.
“While the Foundation continues our support for the fight against hunger and emergency community aid, we are now expanding our mission to include support for career and technical education.
“The goal of our Metallica Scholars Initiative is to improve career opportunities for community college students in the trades.
“Equally, we hope to raise the awareness of the tremendous importance, value and impact of the education provided by our nation’s community college system.
“The Foundation and the band are thrilled by the quality of proposals we received from these colleges, and are excited to do our part to help educate students so that they have the skills and training necessary to find meaningful and well-paying jobs in their communities.”
The 10 community colleges:
Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC
Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, OR
College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD
Gateway Technical College, Kenosha, WI
Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI
Lone Star College, The Woodlands, TX
North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, ID
Spokane Community College, Spokane, WA
Wichita State University Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology, Wichita, KS