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United Pledges to $1.25 Million to Support STEM Education

This Back-to-School Season, United Airlines Splashes Out $1.25 Million to Skyrocket Aviation and STEM Projects Nationwide

United Airlines partners with DonorsChoose.Org to help fund local STEM classroom projects in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, Phoenix, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and across Hawaii.
Airline partners with DonorsChoose.Org to help fund local classroom projects in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, Phoenix, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and across Hawaii.

Airline partners with DonorsChoose.Org to help fund local classroom projects in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, Phoenix, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and across Hawaii. Source: United

Careers in Aviation: United Supports STEM Education

United Airlines is donating $1.25 million to DonorsChoose.Org to support education in aviation and STEM subjects. The donation will benefit classrooms in the airline’s seven Hub markets, including Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., New York, Houston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The support also extends to schools in Phoenix and Hawaii.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Aviators

“Whether it’s using model planes to teach middle schoolers the dynamics of flight or taking a field trip to see how a simulator works, we’re proud to help teachers get the resources to inspire the next generation of aviators,” said Josh Earnest, United’s Senior Vice President, and Chief Communications Officer. “We’re proud to team up with DonorsChoose to support teachers who are doing incredible work and changing the lives of students around the country.”

United’s donation will boost aviation and STEM projects in schools nationwide. Firstly, it will fund all aviation-related projects on DonorsChoose.org. The leftover amount will then match donations for future STEM projects. Teachers in selected cities can submit their new projects for funding on donorschoose.org/teachers.

Donors Choose and United: Helping Classrooms Launch into STEM

DonorsChoose.org is a platform that connects the public with public school teachers who need financial help with school supplies and other costs for their students. It was started in 2000 by a teacher in the Bronx. Donors Choose validates all requests, buys items and sends materials directly to teachers.

“United Airlines is helping classrooms launch into the new school year, with resources that will help aviation and STEM students thrive,” said Alix Guerrier, CEO of DonorsChoose. “Through this campaign, United Airlines is empowering youth who are tomorrow’s scientists, aviators, and engineers. This partnership will foster the beginnings of future careers.”

Career Opportunities Abound in the Skies

With over 100,000 employees worldwide, United Airlines is a major player in the aviation sector. It offers many STEM career options, from piloting to aviation maintenance, network planning, and flight dispatching. 

As a leading airline, United is expanding, with plans for 700 new aircraft in the next decade. The airline also plans to hire 15,000 employees this year. This donation reflects their commitment to STEM and creating future opportunities for employment in aviation.

About United 

Under the Good Leads The Way initiative, United Airlines operates from hubs in cities like Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. It has a large global route network and is the largest airline in North America in terms of available seat miles. 

United Airlines Holdings, Inc., trades on the Nasdaq as “UAL”. Information about careers at United can be found at www.united.com/careers. More information about the company is available at www.united.com.

About DonorsChoose

DonorsChoose is a top platform for public education support. Since 2000, over 5.8 million people and partners have donated more than $1 billion to support teachers in public schools, covering the basic supplies they need to care for their students. 

For more information, visit www.donorschoose.org.

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