Education Initiative

Investing Beyond STEM

Investing Beyond STEM

As a company built by innovators, Applied Materials understands the importance of investing in the entire education pathway, from reading and writing to math and science and from teacher professional development to project-based learning. The company's Education Initiative focuses on key inflection points in a student’s academic trajectory: entering kindergarten ready to learn and succeed, performing at grade level in English language arts and mathematics in early elementary school, staying on academic track in middle school, and pursuing a college-preparatory curriculum in high school.
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Making an Impact in Education

I recently attended a breakfast meeting hosted by Deloitte designed to build awareness for City Year and the powerful work that nonprofit is doing in Silicon Valley’s education system. The Applied Materials Foundation has been a longtime partner of City Year, so this meeting held special significance to me. Additionally, Dr. Tom Green, the Director of School Transformation for one of our school district partners, the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District, was featured as the keynote speaker. Tom captured the essence of the challenges facing public schools and the social contract that now mandates the moral imperative with which schools operate. It was fascinating learning for me and made me proud that the Applied Materials Foundation has chosen to concentrate its philanthropy into closing the achievement gap in the most underserved areas of our community, such as Alum Rock.
City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley Presents Service Leadership Award to Applied Materials

City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley Presents Service Leadership Award to Applied Materials

The room was filled with idealism and yellow jackets as City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley presented its Service Leadership Award to Applied Materials chairman and CEO, Mike Splinter at their recent annual event in San Jose, Calif.City Year Corps Members – young people between the ages of 17 and 24 who dedicate a year of service to students in underserved neighborhoods – believe they can change the world. They proudly wear their bright jackets to stand out as role models for the kids.
Applied Materials Honored Guest at Teach For America Summit

Applied Materials Honored Guest at Teach For America Summit

Applied Materials and the Applied Materials Foundation supports proven nonprofit partners to help us meet our Education Initiatives objectives. One extraordinary partner that we are supporting in San Jose, Calif., and Phoenix, Arizona is Teach For America (TFA). TFA is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in the highest-need urban schools. By partnering with TFA, Applied Materials helps provide talented teachers to schools that we support in our communities.