Helping to keep young people in school, focused on learning, and moving upward.
Changing Lives, Families & Communities Through Education
Education has the power to change lives, communities, and the world. More than 50% of our corporate giving goes toward educational programs designed to help keep young people in school while opening doors to higher education.
We focus our support on education programs that emphasize science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) on the middle school, high school, and college levels, including tutoring, enrichment, scholarships, and college-access programs. We also support arts education programs on the middle school and high school levels.
"Inspiring students to succeed in school today, while preparing them for careers of the future"
PHILANTHROPY IN ACTION
Preparing Low-Income Latino Students for College
Working with TELACU, we help low-income Latino students become the first in their families to go to college. Through academic seminars, internships, mentoring, counseling, leadership training, and workforce preparation, the program helps students gain the skills needed to thrive at school, earn degrees, and begin professional careers.
- Number of students served: 400
- Region served: Southern California
"TELACU Scholar alumni today include thousands of extraordinary individuals nationwide, and this is a result of Edison’s support. It has been critical to the success of our foundation and of our scholars."
-- Dr. David Lizarraga, chairman and founder, TELACU Education Foundation
Young Women & Math
Some of the most rewarding careers of the future are expected to require knowledge and skills in chemistry, engineering, geology, biology, physics or mathematics. To help prepare young women from underrepresented groups to take advantage of these opportunities, we’re supporting the Mathematics Intensive Summer Session – also known as Project MISS – at California State University, Fullerton. The program helps academically qualified, female high school students complete the math courses required for college admission, and encourages them to complete college-level calculus, the gateway to most STEM majors.
- Number of students served in 2013: 180
- Region served: Fullerton, Calif.
"Edison’s generous support allowed us to offer opportunity to female students, almost 80% of whom are from groups that are underrepresented in STEM disciplines."
-- Dr. David Pagni, math professor, California State University, Fullerton, and director, Mathematics Intensive Summer Session
Encouraging African American Men Toward Achievement
African American, Latino and other minority students in low-income communities find extra support in math, science and technology and guidance toward careers in the STEM fields from the African American Male Achievement Network (A-MAN). We support its Project STEM Discovery, which provides instructional assistance in math and strives to increase 10th grade enrollment in mathematics classes.
- Number of students served in 2013: 100
- Region Served: Inglewood, Calif.
"We greatly appreciate Edison International’s ongoing support of our Project STEM Discovery, which has proven to be a successful model, and has opened doors to help other organizations in the South Central areas to implement STEM programs."
-- Bettye Walker, president and co-founder, African American Male Achievement Network