Midtown Educational Foundation Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant

September 12th, 2018

Chicago, IL – August 27th – Midtown Educational Foundation (MEF), a foundation that guides low-income urban youth in Chicago along pathways of success through proven enrichment programs that embrace the dignity of the person by focusing on academic excellence, virtue development, individual attention, and parental engagement. MEF would like to announced it has received a grant for $15,000 USD from Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Through the grant, MEF will support its Summer Engineering Apprenticeship for At-Risk High School Students. Motorola Solutions Foundation awards grants each year to organizations, such as MEF, which support and advance public safety programs and technology and engineering education initiatives.

I liked it a lot and learned a lot of new math. Really enjoyed learning mechanical engineering, and plan to do that in my future. The teachers were great, as were the projects. - MEF High School Student

MEF’s Engineering Apprenticeship is a hands-on program in which students learn marketable skills from professionals in the field of engineering. Students learn from industry professionals in the classroom and in the field. Apprentices demonstrate acquired skills by producing weekly and final projects, while effective teamwork and presentation skills are integral to the program. They also develop the critical thinking and decision-making skills they will need to excel in the workplace.

This year, Motorola Solutions Foundation grants will support programs that help more than 3 million students, teachers, first responders and community members around the globe. There is a specific focus on providing grants to programs that impact underrepresented populations, including females, minorities, people with disabilities, veterans and others.

“The Motorola Solutions Foundation is honored to and privileged to support the work of MEF,” said Matt Blakely, executive director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “We believe in organizations that are fostering innovation, building partnerships and driving change, and we’re proud to be part of the positive impact they’re making in communities.”

For additional information on Motorola Solutions Foundation grants program, visit: motorolasolutions.com/foundation

For more information on Midtown Educational Foundation please visit midtown-metro.org.

About Midtown Educational Foundation

Midtown Educational Foundation guides low-income urban youth in Chicago along pathways of success. Our proven enrichment programs embrace the dignity of the person by focusing on academic excellence, virtue development, individual attention and parental engagement.

Since the Midtown Center for boys and the Metro Achievement Center for girls opened their doors in 1965 and 1985, respectively, nearly 22,000 students have experienced the “Midtown Way” and benefited in innumerable ways from more than 14.5 million hours of academic tutoring and virtue development.

About the Motorola Solutions Foundation

The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The foundation achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its funding on public safety, disaster relief, employee programs and education, especially in science, technology, engineering and math. For more information on Motorola Solutions Corporate and Foundation giving, visit our website: www.motorolasolutions.com/foundation