2007 Boeing Corporate Philanthropy Report
2007 Corporate Philanthropy Report
Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship
At Boeing, citizenship is as much a part of our DNA as our
expertise in flight and technology. In fact, our communi-
ties are included among the company’s key stakeholders in
the management model that guides how we do business
around the world. Our corporate citizenship is reflected in
how we affect the world in which we operate, including the
physical, social and economic dimensions.
We believe societies and businesses are interdependent. A
company’s destiny and that of the community are strong-
ly linked—and, as a result, the need for alignment and inte-
gration is significant. That is why our approach is to work
in partnership with our communities and other key stake-
holders, applying our core competencies and encouraging
the pooling of financial resources. In this way we can better
address social issues and help make the world and our col-
lective futures more secure.
To that end, we recognize the need—for us and our com-
munity partners—to move from focusing on money donat-
ed or hours volunteered to thinking about and measuring
lasting societal change.
Jim McNerney As experts in integrating large-scale systems in our busi-
Chairman, President ness, the people of Boeing also approach communities as
and Chief Executive complex systems composed of different parts. These parts
Officer are represented by our strategic community investment
focus areas—Education, Environment, Health and Human
ANDY GOODWIN PHOTO
Services, Arts and Culture and Civic. Each focus area has
global objectives that provide further direction to our com-
munity involvement. These objectives are then refined local-
ly for impact on assessed community priorities.
Financial support through Table of contents
is one way we help our 4 Communities as
community partners drive Systems
positive change in the 5 2007 Cash
community, and we often Contributions
provide it in conjunc-
tion with other resourc- 6 Education
es to maximize impact. 7 Arizona
These resources include 8 California
the sharing of intellectu- 10 Illinois
al capital and the involve- 12 Middle East
ment of employees— 14 Missouri
through both company- 16 Washington State
and the Employees Com-
Rick Stephens 18 Environment
Senior Vice President,
munity Fund, one of the Human Resources and Administration 19 Alabama
largest employee-owned 20 California
and -managed funds of BOB FERGUSON PHOTO 22 Florida
its kind in the world. 24 Great Britain
are dispersed locally by a network of dedicated individuals who have detailed
30 Washington State
knowledge of their local communities as well as the ability to place that knowl-
edge into the context of the global picture.
32 Health and
This report is organized in sections according to our strategic community invest- Human Services
ment focus areas, which are detailed on the following page. Each section con- 33 Africa
tains examples of how our community partners are supporting positive change in 34 California
communities around the world. 36 Illinois
Just as our business must continually evolve to meet customer needs, we believe
40 New Mexico
how we support our communities also should evolve as society and its priorities
42 Washington, DC
change. And we are committed to responding to those changing priorities in the
44 Washington State
same way we do in our business—with a passion for innovation, a dedication to
excellence and an eye ever turned to the possibilities that the future will bring.
46 Arts and Culture
62 Washington State
Jim McNerney Rick Stephens
Chairman, President Senior Vice President,
64 Disaster Relief
and Chief Executive Officer Human Resources and Administration
66 GCC Corporate Team
67 Contact Information
3 Corporate Philanthropy Report 3
Communities as Systems
The Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship function approaches every community as a complex system. We work to positive-
ly affect all parts of the system on an integrated basis, looking for connections and synergies to achieve the greatest possible
impact on the system as a whole.
The parts of the system are represented by five investment focus areas as shown below. Each focus area has corresponding
objectives that provide further definition to our community investment efforts. These objectives are then localized by our net-
work of Global Corporate Citizenship representatives according to local community priorities.
The stories on the following pages are examples of how the projects and programs Boeing supports work toward achieving
these focus area objectives.
Every child has the potential to succeed. Investing in quality learning environments for children from birth to
age 5 and in parent training and support ensures that children entering school are ready to learn. Once in
school, students need highly trained teachers who can teach concepts as well as help students understand
how their studies prepare them for work and life. In addition, investments in school leaders, who understand
change, can motivate educators and encourage students to take their schoolwork seriously and ensure school
6 systems are effective in preparing students for work and life beyond the classroom.
The importance of conserving and restoring our natural environment becomes clearer on a global scale every
day. Educating and engaging the public about the role each citizen plays in their community’s sustainabili-
ty is vital to securing a healthy environment for future generations. Investing in community-based programs
that teach residents how to care for natural resources, conserve energy and encourage participation in plan-
ning for sustainable development and protecting natural habitats is an important means to ensuring progress
18 on these issues.
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Without the ability to earn a living wage, it is difficult for people to provide shelter, food and health care for their
families. At the same time, illness and uneven access to quality health care keep many from looking for job
training and other community programs to help them. Investments in innovative programs that promote eco-
nomic self-sufficiency and improved health care access, as well as in those that improve the financial stability
and efficiency of those program providers, are key to solving important community issues.
ARTS AND CULTURE
The key to building participation in the arts and developing lifelong arts supporters is attracting new audienc-
es and growing existing ones, as well as diversifying the body of artists in our communities and encouraging
new voices. Arts participation is important because it leads us to experience ourselves and our community
issues on stages, on canvases and in sculpture, allowing us to consider multiple ideas simultaneously and see
things differently—all necessary qualities for effective problem-solving. The arts also are rejuvenating, provid-
46 ing an avenue for creating and experiencing beauty, which is vital to living a full complete life.
Increasing public understanding of the issues and processes that affect our lives in turn increases engage-
ment and informed discourse. And when citizens are engaged, concerned and conversant on a variety of key
community issues—such as the role of government, increasing access to health care and employment for all
citizens, the quality of public education, the use of technology and the impact of globalization—the public will
is more likely to be exercised for the benefit of the community.
2007 Cash Contributions
2007* Global Corporate Cash 2007* Employee/Retiree
Contributions by Focus Area and Board Member Giving
/Board Member Gifts
Health and Environment Community
Human Services Fund**
Total: $48,550,000 Total: $42,200,000
2007* International Giving/Total 2007* International Corporate
Global Cash Contributions Budget Cash Contributions
Contributions Asia Paciﬁc
Total: $48,550,000 Total: $3,500,000
* Pie charts on this page contain the best available data as of Nov. 2, 2007. The budget for cash contributions in 2007 is $48.5 million.
Final 2006 data will be posted on our Web site (www.boeing.com) in early 2008.
** Preliminary estimate based on 2006 Employees Community Fund contributions.
The Developing Mind
At birth, a baby’s brain has about 100 billion nerve cells nurturing a child receives during his first five years of life,”
or neurons, all waiting to be connected. As an infant inter- said Obie Jones, Mesa site leader. “This impacts the
acts with the world around him, the neurons form trillions child’s overall ability to learn and succeed in the world.
of connections creating an intricate network of neural Our future workforce depends on this, and it all starts with
pathways, which lay the groundwork for all future learning. the parents.”
In fact, research has shown that approximately 90 percent The science of early brain development has proven that
of the brain’s growth occurs from zero to 5 years old. children who are nurtured and receive cognitive stimula-
Given how critical these early years are to success in tion in the first five years of life start school ready to learn.
school and in life, educating parents and caregivers about The early months are particularly crucial. Brain synaps-
how best to nurture the child’s developing brain is of es—the connections among different areas of the brain—
utmost importance. are formed during the first six months. Too little stimula-
The Child Crisis Center in Mesa, Ariz., has responded to tion means fewer synapses will be formed. Abuse and
the call. The nonprofit, which is committed to the preven- neglect will cause the wrong synapses to be formed.
tion of child abuse and neglect, created a Family Resource Love, support and quality time, as well as diverse and
Center to provide parenting classes utilizing the science of enriching experiences, give children a head start on every-
early childhood brain development. In 2004, Boeing pro- thing from academics to relationships.
vided funding to develop the parenting programs, includ- The Child Crisis Center is part of a statewide evaluation
ing a boot camp for new dads, a newborn baby-care project that includes monthly data collection, client sat-
class, a parent-support group, and a baby signing pro- isfaction surveys, annual collaboration evaluation, moni-
gram to teach parents and babies how to communicate toring and site visits, case studies, focus groups, a cost
with gestures and signs prior to learning to speak. Since study and annual checks against the state child abuse
that time, Boeing support has ensured that the classes report registry.
continue. In addition, the Center conducts its own evaluation by
“Some very specific techniques can be taught to help tracking the number of children and families requesting
parents of young children care for and nurture their chil- and receiving services, conducting pre- and post-program
dren—how to rock, hold and snuggle with them and how tests, and by providing questionnaires to parents. The
to learn to read their messages,” said Mary Baldwin, Glob- Center received a 98 percent satisfaction rate among par-
al Corporate Citizenship representative for Boeing Mesa. ents, and 95 percent reported improvement in their paren-
“This sort of interaction helps the brain connections devel- tal competence. Most importantly, 100 percent of families
op and makes children ready to learn.” received no Child Protective Services referrals within the
The focus of the Center’s Early Learning Project—par- six months following discharge.
enting education and child abuse prevention—is inter- “Boeing’s demonstration of good corporate citizenship
twined. Parents who learn and practice good parenting has improved the quality of life in Mesa, where it is one of
skills are more likely to form strong bonds with their chil- the largest employers,” said Jones. “The business knowl-
dren. Children who come from a nurturing environment edge and resources that Boeing provides have a great
reap numerous benefits, including being more school- impact on our community.”
ready. The strengthening of the parent/child relationship is Child Crisis Center Family Support Director Carol
the basis for healthy child development and lifelong learn- Lopinski appreciates Boeing’s support. “Boeing’s support
ing. helps us reduce parental isolation, which is a leading fac-
“Student success is determined by the support and tor in child abuse. Confident and connected parents are
able to help their children develop in a healthy manner,”
The strengthening of the parent/child relationship is the basis
for healthy child development and lifelong learning. Here a child
works on an art project with his mother as part of a parenting
program at the Child Crisis Center in Mesa, Ariz.
MIKE GOETTINGS PHOTO
The first years in a teacher’s career are difficult—so Corporate Citizenship Education focus area objective and
challenging, in fact, that 22 percent of teachers in Cali- its potential for long-term change inspired Chesser to pro-
fornia leave after their first four years in the classroom. vide corporate contributions to the project.
The cost of recruiting, hiring, processing and training new “Gathering faculty members from across the state to
teachers costs the state hundreds of millions of dollars, work on this project would have been impossible without
not to mention that teachers need a few years in the class- the support of Boeing. In addition, Steve’s commitment
room to be most effective. to our goals provided us with an ongoing reminder of the
With support from Boeing, California State Universi- importance of our work,” noted Dr. Young.
ty (CSU) is now in position to construct the best possi- Back on track, strategy sessions began in Decem-
ble curriculum for pre-service teachers, with particular ber 2005 and continued throughout 2006. In a series of
emphasis on special-education training for general-edu- regional meetings, special-education and general-educa-
cation teachers. Not only will special needs children be tion representatives identified the best elements of each
helped, but all students will benefit from improved instruc- program and examined them within the “best practice”
tion, particularly in math and science. framework for diverse learners.
Hiring and retaining quality teachers is a priority for Cal- According to participant Dr. Marquita Grenot-Schey-
ifornia’s state school system, which draws largely from er, Associate Dean, CSU Long Beach, the opportunity for
CSU graduates. In an effort to constantly improve curric- extensive collaboration between general-education and
ulum, graduates are asked to participate in “exit surveys,” special-education faculty was especially significant. “It
the results of which are used to shape curriculum. A pre- was the first time that faculty from throughout the state
vailing concern revolved around adequate preparation for had been called together to work on a project of this mag-
teaching students with diverse learning styles. Feder- nitude,” Dr. Grenot-Scheyer said.
al laws like No Child Left Behind and the increasing num- “In addition, while the focus was on how to better pre-
ber of children diagnosed with learning disabilities make it pare teachers to work with special needs children, the
more important than ever that teachers are equipped with reality is that all children benefit when teachers are able to
knowledge of how to work with children with different cog- tailor instruction to different learning styles,” noted Chess-
nitive, emotional and physical needs. er.
Under the direction of Dr. Beverly Young, CSU assis- As the task force advanced, so did the significance of
tant vice chancellor, Academic Affairs, a task force was its findings. In March 2007, a report was presented at a
formed to address the issue. In what was to be the first- San Francisco symposium attended by general-educa-
ever meeting of its kind, designated faculty representa- tion, special-education, math, science and literacy faculty
tives from all 23 CSU campuses prepared to convene. from throughout the state. It was the culmination of count-
However, before work could begin, budget cuts put the less hours of exploration, analysis and construction made
project on indefinite hold. possible through the Boeing partnership.
Steve Chesser, Global Corporate Citizenship represen- “We expect that faculty teaching elementary and sec-
tative for Boeing Long Beach, recognized the urgency of ondary methods courses now will have the resources they
the situation. The project’s alignment with Boeing’s Global need to include references to students with disabilities as
they teach. They will be more knowledgeable about teach-
ing strategies, accommodations and curricular adapta-
“In addition, while the focus was
tions that can be made so students with disabilities can
on how to better prepare teach- achieve at the highest possible levels.
ers to work with special needs “Providing general-education teachers with enhanced
children, the reality is that all chil- skills in differentiated instruction will make them better
teachers for all students in their class, regardless of abili-
dren benefit when teachers are ty,” noted Chesser. “Every aspect of the primary-second-
able to tailor instruction to differ- ary school curriculum, including math, science and tech-
ent learning styles.” nology, will be affected. The future holds great promise,
and we will be monitoring the outcomes carefully. Boeing
—Steve Chesser, Global Corporate Citizenship
is proud to be part of an effort that will result in a better
representative for Boeing Long Beach
education for all our children.”
The California State University faculty pictured here (from left: Felipe Golez, Nat Hansuvadha, Rebecca Canges, Cara Richards, Shireen
Pavri, Sue Leonard-Giesen and Gary Greene) are part of a task force formed to address the issue of how best to equip teachers to work
with children having different cognitive, emotional and physical needs.
GINA VANATTER PHOTO
Plugging the Brain Drain
Chicago’s hardest-to-staff schools also are those that degrees are even more likely to leave—creating a “brain
are in most desperate need of excellent teachers. Char- drain” that hits inner-city schools especially hard.
acterized by academic underperformance and located in Research reveals that a leading determinant of wheth-
economically distressed neighborhoods, these schools er a teacher remains in a school is a strong program of
face an uphill battle to prepare students for success in mentoring and support. To stem the flow of teachers leav-
high school, college and beyond. ing low-performing urban schools, a new entity, Chicago
Attracting and retaining highly qualified teachers is New Teacher Center (CNTC), was formed as an outgrowth
a challenge. According to the Consortium for Chicago of the New Teacher Center at the University of California
School Research at the University of Chicago, 40 percent Santa Cruz and professional development programs pio-
of Illinois public school teachers leave within the first five neered by the University of Chicago’s Center for Urban
years of teaching, a trend which is both costly and detri- School Improvement.
mental to student learning. With the collective experience of these academic enti-
Teachers from selective colleges or those with advanced ties at its disposal, CNTC was able to present a proven
Amanda Bacon (right), first-year kindergarten teacher, and her
New Teacher Center coach, Tamiko Clark, discuss challenges in
preparing for the first quarter report card distribution at the Area
14 Beginning Teacher Working Meeting.
STEVE LEONARD PHOTO
approach to retain new teachers—high-intensity, class- gram has been rolled out to include more schools in other
room-embedded mentoring and formative assessment by areas of the city.
exemplary veteran teachers. “Creation of a professional community of learners is a
Boeing partnered with CNTC to create an inaugural pro- key component of this initiative,” said Lisa Vahey, CNTC
gram for the 2006-07 school year, designed to effect sys- director. “Boeing’s support has enabled us to create a
temic change in how teachers are supported as a means human capital pipeline that will extend right into the class-
to reduce turnover. room.”
Key components of the program include: “The Chicago New Teacher Center leverages a prov-
• Intensive coaching consisting of 1.5 hours of in- en model that is making a difference in one of the poor-
classroom support and assessment in classroom est performing areas in the Chicago Public School sys-
management, setting and achieving goals, lesson
design and interaction with parents and colleagues.
• A Summer Institute providing new teachers with
three days of planning for the start of the new
school year and introducing assessment tools for
use throughout the year.
• Monthly new teacher meetings and seminars for
professional learning, problem solving and support.
• Exemplary veteran teacher visits two times a year
to novice teachers.
• Online discussion and support networks with col-
leagues, coaches and others to provide a forum for
questions, problem solving and sharing teaching
strategies and materials. Stephanie Watkins, second-year special education teacher,
shares ideas with her Area 14 colleagues at the monthly
To gauge the effectiveness of the program, three antici-
Beginning Teacher Working Meeting.
pated outcomes were established—to guide novice teach-
STEVE LEONARD PHOTO
ers in becoming excellent practitioners; to demonstrate a
replicable, high-quality induction program; and to exceed
local and national averages for teacher retention. tem,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, Global Corporate Citizen-
Evaluation of the first year indicated success on many ship director for Boeing Chicago. “CNTC’s commitment
levels. Weekly data collection showed teacher growth in to capacity building among teachers—whether new, men-
areas addressed in the program. More than 80 percent of tors or leaders—includes a vision for systemic change in
those mentored agreed that the process had significantly Chicago’s public schools. We look forward to seeing the
improved classroom practice, an assessment that princi- program grow and expand throughout the city.”
pals agreed with. Average attendance at monthly seminars
was 80 percent, reflecting the value participants placed on
In fact, the seminars and working meetings were so
successful, that, with funding from Boeing, they have been
expanded to include graduates of the program. These
carefully selected Boeing Fellows participate in their own
professional development community, focusing on lead-
What is most telling, however, is the fact that the pro-
Teachers worldwide battle a number of factors for the lish-language and professional-skills training, educational
attention of their students: lethargy, lack of interest or mis- advice and testing services to hundreds of thousands of
directed interest. Teacher candidates in the Professional students and professionals in these areas.
Certificate in English Teaching (PCET) program know how In the formative stages of the Palestinian pilot program,
to tackle those obstacles. More daunting is the challenge AMIDEAST surveyed English teachers during the 2004-
to make instruction relevant to the personal experience of 2005 school year. Several acute needs surfaced, such as
the child, a tenet of good education practice and a near how to get young learners excited about language. A sec-
impossibility in the environment where these teachers and ond was a refresher course for the teachers themselves.
students live—the Gaza strip and the West Bank. Other needs included programs for teaching vocabulary
English instruction is mandatory in all Palestinian and writing, ways to assess students and how to incorpo-
schools, beginning as early as first grade. The Ministry of rate supplemental materials in instruction.
Education cites the ability to communicate in English as Site visits followed. Teachers were positive about the
a prerequisite for full participation in the global economy.
That, however, requires a huge leap of faith by Palestinian
students who have little or no opportunity to experience
the use of English outside school walls.
Through a grant from Boeing, the PCET program pro-
vides Palestinian primary school teachers with ongoing
professional development to sharpen their skills in Eng-
lish-language instruction. The teachers—all university
graduates and many with advanced degrees—are creden-
tialed, but need assistance in making language instruction
a vital part of the curriculum.
PCET was conceived by America-Mideast Educational
and Training Services, Inc. (AMIDEAST), which is a private,
nonprofit organization that strengthens mutual under-
standing between the people of the Americas and the
Middle East and North Africa. AMIDEAST provides Eng-
Teacher candidates in the Professional Certificate in English
Teaching (PCET) program are shown here working on a proj-
ect that will help them learn creative, interactive approaches to
teaching English in the classroom.
PHOTO COURTESY OF AMIDEST
need for the English instruction, but were frustrated with encompass all the best practices in current education the-
having to add a substantial amount of additional material ory. The program targets younger, reform-minded, enthu-
into an already overcrowded school year. siastic English teachers who will benefit from opportunities
AMIDEAST witnessed varying levels of teacher com- for professional training and become agents of change in
petence and an overall absence of creative, interactive their schools.
teaching approaches. Instruction ranged from pure trans- Upon completion, approximately 32 teachers in the two
lation to repetitive question-and-answer drills. There was test areas will have received their PCET, which ultimately
a range of English mastery, and pronunciation difficulties will benefit approximately 2,500 primary school students.
were particularly evident. If the program were to accom- “We are confident that this new project will foster a cul-
plish its goals, intervention was needed. ture of learning among teachers. AMIDEAST envisions
AMIDEAST approached Boeing with a proposal to expanding the scope of the project so that additional pri-
develop a professional development program that would mary school English teachers can receive this training to
benefit thousands of additional pupils,” said Steven Keller,
country director, AMIDEAST West Bank and Gaza.
To ensure measurable results, each teacher will develop
a teaching portfolio that will be evaluated before the PCET
certificate is awarded. Classroom observations also will
assess whether the language instruction strategies taught
in the program are being implemented.
“We are honored to contribute to philanthropic efforts
in the Arab world with projects such as this one, designed
to provide better services that benefit the community,”
said John B. Craig, Boeing vice president in the Middle
East. “In training teachers committed to reforming the
way the language is taught on a primary level, this initia-
tive enhances the overall environment for Palestinian chil-
dren learning English.”
A teacher reads a comic book in English, which may be used in
the classroom to get young learners excited about using the lan-
PHOTO COURTESY OF AMIDEST
The Classroom of
Students aren’t the only ones hitting the books in the that our students are successful in the future, their teach-
Cooperating School Districts (CSD) of Greater St. Louis. ers first must have these skills.”
Educators are working just as hard as part of an ongo- In 2006, a Boeing grant enabled CSD to invite its mem-
ing cycle of professional development that consists of ber districts to each send a three-person team, consisting
21st century technology teaching tools and cutting-edge of the superintendent, the curriculum director and the tech-
instructional strategies. nology director in most cases, to participate in a program
CSD is a consortium of the 42 elementary and second- called Leadership in Action. The participants came togeth-
ary school districts in the St. Louis metro area. Through er to develop a vision for how technology could be used
its Virtual Learning Center, CSD offers professional devel- in the classroom to improve student achievement, par-
opment activities for prima- ticularly in those areas in the
ry and secondary school curriculum where, according
administrators and teach- “Research tells us that the jobs to state or district assess-
ers with the goal of provid- ments, students seemed to
ing the information, skills
that will be required for the rest be performing the weakest.
and strategies to support of the 21st century have not even Action planning ses-
systematic change in the been thought of yet.” sions followed, which were
way core subjects such facilitated by well regarded
—Randy Maier, Global Corporate Citizenship
as math, science and lan- experts in professional staff
representative for Boeing St. Louis
guage arts are taught in development. The facilitators
their schools. talked about the importance
“Research tells us that of first setting clear goals
the jobs that will be required for the rest of the 21st centu- and introduced some specific goal-setting strategies that
ry have not even been thought of yet, “said Randy Maier, could be used in the classroom. Similarly, the facilitators
Global Corporate Citizenship representative for Boeing St. and the coaches provided to assist in the action planning
Louis. “Today’s students are the ones who will be creating modeled many of the instructional strategies and informa-
new jobs to satisfy our needs as a nation. In order for stu- tion-delivery technology that the educators could adapt
dents to accomplish this task, they need to develop high- for use in their own districts. The completed action plans,
er order thinking skills, and teachers to provide tasks that hand-outs and other information used during these ses-
involve problem solving and decision making.” sions were shared (via a Web-based class management
“In many schools, teaching strategies still are based system called “Moodle”) with teachers to invite collabora-
on old ‘Industrial Age’ modes of thinking,” said Ruth Lit- tion and feedback on the final products.
man-Block, director of the Virtual Learning Center. “We As the next step in the Leadership in Action program,
are now past what was the ‘Knowledge Age’ to what I call the team members attended the Midwest Technology
the ‘Concept Age’ where workers in the future will need to Conference in early 2007, which is CSD’s forum for edu-
take different concepts and put them together in ways not cation and technology issues. During the conference, the
thought of before to create entirely new things. To ensure teams reexamined and amended their plans in light of
the host of resources provided at the conference, includ-
ing new technology tools, innovative teaching strategies
and the availability of one-on-one coaching with educa-
With final action plans in place, the teams returned to
their districts to share with their teaching staff what they
learned in order to implement changes in their teaching
practices. Throughout 2007, the original teams met with
staff-development experts to analyze data and review out-
comes. CSD leaders visited teacher classrooms to assess
changes in teacher practices. Teachers have formed pro-
fessional learning communities to create student assess-
ments, with the intent of seeing how using new tools and
strategies improve student engagement and achieve-
School leaders from a mix of rural, suburban and urban school ment.
districts in the St. Louis area are pictured here at one of six full- Boeing continued its support for Leadership in Action in
day sessions they must attend as part of the Leadership in Action 2007, enabling another group of teams to come together
project. The sessions focus on leadership skills and cover such
and create action plans for their districts regarding how to
topics as improving classroom use of technology and raising stu-
dent achievement through technology.
incorporate technology into the classroom to improve stu-
dent achievement. In addition, the grant is covering costs
BRUCE BECKER PHOTO
for some of the previous teams as well as the new ones to
attend the Midwest Technology Conference in 2008.
The teams from last year will be presenting the results
achieved after implementing their action plans, student
work and other outcomes. In addition, the previous teams
are mentoring the new teams as they go through the pro-
“Feedback we have received from participants has
been extremely positive. Some educators say the experi-
ence has changed their teaching experience forever,” said
Litman-Block. “They are excited about the new tools and
strategies they’ve learned and implemented in their class-
rooms and are pleased to see student engagement and
To a child starting school for the first time, the world
can seem like a very large place. Through its innovative
programs, Asia Pacific Language School (APLS) in Seat-
tle makes that world a little smaller as children unite under
shared language and customs.
APLS was founded in 1995 when a group of Asian-
American professionals organized to serve the growing
numbers of Asians who had come to work in the area’s
high-tech industries. Parents were concerned about main-
taining their children’s appreciation for their Asian heritage,
particularly their ability to communicate with grandparents
and older family members who did not speak English.
Since then, APLS has become a school of choice for
parents of many cultures who desire a strong cultural/lan- Asia Pacific Language School students practice using chopsticks.
Children have a unique advantage when learning languages and
guage program for their children beginning at an early age.
being open to cultural expression.
Programs range from a pre-school to Chinese and Japa-
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ASIA PACIFIC LANGUAGE SCHOOL
nese language classes for teens and Business Chinese
classes for adults, plus a summer language/culture camp.
Plans are under way to add Spanish and French language
In providing an environment that stimulates curiosi-
ty and imagination through language, the school contrib-
utes to the social, emotional and intellectual growth of its
Additionally, research has shown that in addition to
access to high-quality, center-based early education for
children, programs that simultaneously provide direct sup- “We live in an era in which tech-
port for parents can have positive impact on both genera- nology is transforming the world
tions. To that end, Boeing is supporting APLS’ early learn- into a global community. Having
ing training offered to multilingual and multicultural care-
givers and parenting education sessions, which are held in multilingual employees is impor-
conjunction with the King County Library System. tant for employers who are doing
“Boeing is committed to promoting the development of business on a global scale.”
social, emotional and cognitive skills in children from birth
— Sharon Gao, executive director, APLS
to age five. In focusing on the role of caregivers in sup-
porting children’s development, APLS aligns strongly with
Boeing’s Education focus area objective regarding early is transforming the world into a global community. Having
learning, which is based on evidence supporting quality multilingual employees is important for employers who are
early life experiences as the foundation for all future learn- doing business on a global scale.
ing, behavior and health. We are pleased to be able to “In addition, it is beneficial for native-born Americans to
support them in this mission,” said Joyce Walters, Boeing understand and be sensitive to the cultural differences of
Global Corporate Citizenship expert in Education. co-workers. The preparation of students to function both
Because the Asian construct of family often extends to in English and another language is of social and econom-
grandparents or other elders, it is common for entire fam- ic benefit to the individual and the nation as a whole,” said
ilies to attend the school’s parenting programs. Under the Gao. “It is particularly important that such education begin
guidance of a highly qualified instructor, caregivers learn at a young age because children have a unique advantage
how to create home environments that support skill devel- when it comes to learning languages and being open to
opment and serve as the child’s foundation for lifetime cultural expression,” she added.
learning. To date more than 1,500 families have directly benefited
Language instruction as a medium for child develop- from APLS programs. But, Gao predicts, the true impact
ment has practical benefits, said APLS Executive Direc- of preparing children for global citizenship is immeasur-
tor Sharon Gao. “We live in an era in which technology able.
Because the Asian construct of family often extends to grandparents or other elders, it is common for entire families to attend the
school’s parenting programs, as pictured here.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ASIA PACIFIC LANGUAGE SCHOOL
o e t
Pictured is Hurricane Creek, located within Alabama’s Whitaker
Preserve, which flows into the Painted Rock River, home to a
wide array of biodiversity wildlife.
Right: The preserve covers an expanse of bottomland forest with
species of hickory, oak, ash and sweet gum trees and native
PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE NATURE CONSERVANCY OF ALABAMA
Of Beauty and
Huntsville, Ala., is known as “the Rocket City” because restoration of these bottomland hardwood trees as well as
missile defense and space exploration are at the heart of the natural streambed pattern of Cole Spring Branch.
the booming community. It’s also located in an area of This work is all part of a strategy aimed at reducing car-
stunning natural beauty, and Boeing, through its support bon dioxide, maintaining the significant biodiversity of the
of the Nature Conservancy of Alabama, is helping local cit- river, improving water quality, and buffering the river from
izens appreciate and preserve it. nutrient and sedimentation run-off. This work also increas-
The Nature Conservancy of Alabama owns and manag- es the habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife.
es more than 4,500 acres throughout the state, protecting The Nature Conservancy uses a science-based plan-
critical natural lands and the plant and animal species that ning process that chooses the highest priority preserva-
live on them. More than 300 of those acres comprise the tion targets. The Whitaker Preserve is in a region with one
Whitaker Preserve near Huntsville. of the most intact and biologically diverse natural areas
Located on Cole Spring Branch, a tributary of the Paint remaining in the eastern United States with a wide range
Rock River, this preserve cov- of habitat types and a tremen-
ers an expanse of bottomland dous number of rare aquatic
forest with species of hickory, fauna, plants and cave-depen-
oak, ash and sweet gum trees, dent species such as bats.
areas of native grasses, and The Paint Rock River is one
more than a mile and a half of of the South’s last free-flowing
riverfront. rivers and supports some 100
In 2006, Boeing provided species of fish and approx-
a grant for the Whitaker Pre- imately 45 different mussel
serve Bridge and Trails Proj- species. Five globally imper-
ect so the Nature Conservan- iled mussels and 12 rare mus-
cy could build up to two miles sels are found in the Paint
of trails and a 50-foot bridge Rock and its tributaries.
over the Cole Spring Branch. The area also is an impor-
The trails and bridge improved tant habitat for migratory song-
public access to the Whitaker Preserve where the public birds, such as the cerulean warbler, and for nonmigratory
enjoys hiking and biking in a pristine, tranquil natural envi- birds. It’s only place in Alabama where one can still hear
ronment. the unique sound, called “drumming,” of a ruffed grouse.
Chris Theriot, associate director of Philanthropy at the Tina Watts, Global Corporate Citizenship representa-
Nature Conservancy of Alabama, said, “The Whitaker Pre- tive for Boeing Alabama, said, “This lush, beautiful area is
serve is part of the North Alabama birding trail, and the very important to the community. Boeing provides envi-
Boeing gift made it possible for a larger audience of bird ronmental contributions like these as part of our commit-
watchers, nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts to real- ment to long-term conservation and the methods used to
ly appreciate this incredibly beautiful the part of the state. achieve that conservation in strengthening and improving
Allowing easier access also helps people appreciate and the communities where we do business. But it’s also eco-
understand how important conservation and land restora- logically important. This region is home to federally listed
tion are to all of us.” threatened or endangered species of plants and animals,
More than 80 percent of the site is covered with native and we’re helping with the protection and habitat of these
Appalachian hardwood forests. When visiting the pre- ecosystems as part of Boeing’s commitment to the envi-
serve, the public can see activities associated with the ronment.”
A Sense of
Just off the Pacific Coast Highway in Southern Califor- have become increasingly important.
nia is a swath of rare coastal property—the Bolsa Chica It is this sense of urgency that compelled Boeing in
Wetlands, a 1,200-acre sanctuary for marine animals, Southern California to support the Bolsa Chica Conser-
wildlife and hundreds of species of birds. vancy, a nonprofit coalition dedicated to protecting the
It is a restful place filled with plants, laced with walking Pacific coast wetlands and educating the public about
trails and bathed with ocean breezes. But there’s serious their importance. The conservancy operates the region’s
work under way here too. Young people are learning how only center on wetlands topics called the Bolsa Chica
to become tomorrow’s environmental caretakers. Interpretive Center. In 2006, the conservancy launched a
Southern California once had 53,000 acres of wetlands, public lecture series held at the center focusing on topics
vital to migratory birds and other wildlife. But growth has relating to Bolsa Chica history, flora and fauna, land use,
gobbled up 75 percent of those acres. Today, just 13,000 water quality and other ongoing issues.
acres of wetlands remain in Southern California. Because In addition, for last several years, the conservancy has
20 percent of North America’s migratory birds use Pacif- run educational programs for students from kindergarten
ic coast wetlands as resting points during their biennial through college. About 100,000 students in five counties
flights, preserving and restoring the remaining wetlands have taken part.
A group of Boeing Phantom Works employees (from left: Dallas Scholes, Bob Kalinowski and Jeff Schmitz) recently participated in a day
of community service helping with a clean-up effort at Bolsa Chica Wetlands.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BOLSA CHICA CONSERVANCY
Boeing employees and their families and friends are pictured here picking up and hauling out debris during the annual wetlands clean-up
day organized by Boeing.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BOLSA CHICA CONSERVANCY
Boeing supports one of these programs, geared toward Kevin Ober, Global Corporate Citizenship representa-
high school and college students. The program com- tive for Boeing Huntington Beach, agrees. “The Conser-
bines classroom presentations at the Interpretive Center vancy offers tremendous value, and its education pro-
on wetland science with hands-on fieldwork to apply les- grams are excellent. Because it teaches young people
sons and theories learned in the classroom. All presenta- how to take care of the environment, the Conservancy
tion modules are aligned with California state education creates a sense of stewardship among our young people.
standards. That makes the program an excellent fit for the company’s
The goal of this program is to reach a minimum of 10 Environment focus area objective.”
schools and 800 students. Students who take part in In addition to a cash grant, Boeing organizes an annu-
the program will become active participants in local res- al wetlands clean-up day. One Saturday every year, scores
toration efforts and contributors to the international data of Boeing employees and their families and friends pick
pool of wetland science. Their new knowledge of pop- up and haul out debris from the area and remove inva-
ulation biology and water chemistry will enable them to sive plants. In 2007, 107 volunteers donated 428 hours.
become more informed citizens, better prepared to under- Throughout the year, other Boeing groups volunteer for
stand the environmental challenges of decades to come. similar work brigades.
In its expanded version, the program will include schools “Our relationship with Boeing is a great example of a
in inland communities surrounding the Bolsa Chica wet- true public-private partnership,” Adams said. “A lot of cor-
lands, such as Anaheim, Brea and Fullerton. porations say they support an organization, but they write
“It’s important for children to learn to respect and care a check and then forget about it. But Boeing is different.
for the natural environment,” said Grace Adams, executive The company has had a tremendous impact in this com-
director of the Conservancy. “Bolsa Chica offers a won- munity.”
derful opportunity for that.”
They started out life as diamonds in the rough— But a lot of those visitors leave trash behind. It’s not
mounds of unwanted material produced by dredging for just unsightly, explained Debbie Kelly, Global Corporate
navigation channels. They were given an equally unglam- Citizenship representative for Boeing Florida. The trash
orous name—spoil islands. poses an environmental hazard—it can pollute the sur-
But over the years, cypresses, mangroves, palms, live rounding waters and adjacent landmass and choke or
oak and other plants took root. The islands also became poison wildlife. Additionally, the trash poses a safety haz-
a habitat for crab, shrimp, fish, turtles, birds and mam- ard to unsuspecting future campers.
Today, the spoil islands that dot the Indian River
Lagoon and Banana River in Brevard County, Fla., are
precious jewels. The lush, beautiful islands are home to
The lush, beautiful spoil islands are home to more than 400 spe-
more than 400 species of plants and animals. They are cies of plants and animals, which Boeing volunteers were able to
an important natural and recreational resource, visited by experience at a recent clean-up event.
nature lovers, boaters, campers and fishermen. JOHN PROFERES/INDYNE PHOTO
In addition to financial support, Boeing employees and their
friends and families volunteer at Keep Brevard Beautiful clean-
ups as shown here.
JOHN PROFERES/INDYNE PHOTO
the 300,000 yearly visitors to the Brevard Zoo. The local
Employees Community Fund also provided KBB with
funding for a new mascot costume—a “pelican” that vis-
its area schools to educate children and others about
keeping Brevard beautiful by avoiding littering in the first
“We’re strictly a nonprofit, and that’s how we survive—
To preserve the beauty of these islands and protect
with wonderful partners like Boeing,” said Weber. “They
the surrounding environment, Boeing partnered with Keep
are strong stewards of the environment.”
Brevard Beautiful (KBB) in support of its efforts to clean
up the more than 60 spoil islands on a regular basis. The
organization’s mission is to motivate and educate busi-
ness, school, group and individual partnerships to reduce
litter, recycle, landscape and beautify for the environmen-
tal and economic benefit of Brevard County.
In 2007, Boeing provided a cash grant to pay for
clean-up supplies used by KBB volunteers. KBB need-
ed funding for gas and maintenance costs for its boats
as well as trash bags, grabbers, gloves and other sup-
plies. Those extra supplies enabled volunteers to clean
up more often.
“In 2006, 77 KBB volunteers conducted nine clean-
ups,” said Kelly. “A total of 329 volunteer hours were
expended, with an incredible 4,800 pounds of trash
removed. The goal is to increase the number of clean-ups
to a minimum of one per month—a doubling of the cur-
Besides the cash grant, Boeing employees support
KBB clean-ups as volunteers, which Boeing is facilitating
by helping Boeing volunteers with boats pay for a portion
of the gas they use as volunteers. “Regular clean-ups of
the spoil islands benefit all the citizens of Brevard Coun-
ty—about 500,000 people—and they also align with our
company’s Environment focus area objective of support-
ing projects that restore and improve critical natural habi-
tats. We did it for our precious coastline,” Kelly said.
According to Larry Weber, KBB executive director,
“Boeing has been an outstanding partner of ours over
the years.” For example, Boeing executives have served A Boeing volunteer is seen here picking up trash left behind by a
as KBB board members, offering invaluable support and recent visitor.
guidance to the organization’s activities. Boeing and KBB JOHN PROFERES/INDYNE PHOTO
also worked together to provide recycling containers for
Open Spaces, Open
True Buddies participants get a closer look at earth worms with two volunteers during their day at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in
PHOTO COURTESY OF GREEN CORRIDOR
In 1804, the poet William Blake wrote about England’s dies” has two core objectives—to help children from immi-
“green and pleasant land.” Now more than 200 years grant families recently arrived in the UK to integrate into
later, some London schoolchildren are learning how to their schools and communities and to raise environmen-
keep it that way, thanks to a partnership between Boe- tal awareness. The young people are paired up with “bud-
ing United Kingdom and a nonprofit organization called dies” in their classes to begin learning about their local
Green Corridor. environment, specifically its trees.
Green Corridor is based in West London, where some The program includes an art workshop where the stu-
of the busiest transport networks converge. The planes, dents produce larger-than-life models of butterflies, using
cars, trucks, buses and trains using the routes through willow tree branches and paper. In a second workshop,
the area have a significant impact on the local communi- the children describe a tree’s life cycle and act it out.
ties and their environment. As a result, these areas are in To build on the lessons learned in class, the young
great need of social, economic and physical regeneration. people then spend a day at the Royal Botanic Gardens,
Green Corridor works to redress the balance and break Kew, in West London, one of the world’s most important
down the barriers between local people and their green and stunning botanical gardens, where they learn about
and open spaces. the different plant and tree habitats around the world—
Aimed at the area’s middle school-aged students, deserts, rain forests, and tropical and temperate zones.
Green Corridor’s innovative new project called “Tree Bud- In preparation for this outdoor activity, the students are
asked to find a picture on the Internet of a tree or plant
from their home country or research a tree they find inter-
esting and bring the information with them on the trip.
During the morning, the students work in small groups
to paint pictures of these different habitats. Then each
group puts on a short drama sketch to portray the envi-
ronment of their particular habitat—and while it’s not easy
to mime a tree growing or a wind whipping up a hurricane,
the children usually manage it with ease and humor.
In the afternoon, the groups walk around the gardens to
conduct tree surveys of the species they have been paint-
ing, taking bark rubbings using wax crayons and charcoal,
and estimating the height and age of the trees. For some
of the children, Tree Buddies gives them their first experi-
ence of a green open space, and a chance to visit one of
the country’s most celebrated tourist attractions.
Fiona Sim, executive director of Green Corridor, said,
“We are delighted to have had Boeing’s support for our Students participated in an art workshop where they created
Tree Buddies program in 2007. The program has been a larger-than-life models of butterflies out of willow tree branches
great success, and without their involvement we would not and paper as seen here.
PHOTO COURTESY OF GREEN CORRIDOR
have been able to provide this important experience to so
many young people in the West London area. We also are
pleased to have been able to involve the excellent educa- tion team at Kew and look forward to working with them
again in the autumn term.”
Commenting on the experience, Ruth Cousins, one of
the teachers who led the sessions at Kew Gardens, said,
“Some of the young people we taught couldn’t believe
how much space there was here. The Tree Buddies Project
has opened their minds to a new aspect of life in a large
city, and I hope they go on to bring their children here and
teach them about the importance of looking after our pre-
cious green spaces.”
In the first year, 100 children from five schools took part
in Green Corridor’s Tree Buddies Project, allowing them
to make new friends, get closer to nature and learn more
about conserving the environment.
Sir Roger Bone, president of Boeing UK, said, “The
importance of young people learning about their envi-
ronment from a young age cannot be underestimated.
With this grant, we hope to help vulnerable young people
improve their place in the community through increasing
their self-esteem and social skills as well as their knowl-
edge and sense of care for the environment.”
In addition to raising environmental awareness, Tree Buddies’
goal is to help children from immigrant families integrate into
their schools and communities.
PHOTO COURTESY OF GREEN CORRIDOR
Boeing employees get ready to com-
pete in the Boeing Biennial Race to
Excellence, part of the Friends of the
Chicago River Flatwater Classic River
PHIL STAFFA PHOTO
Building on Proven
Friendless, dirty and neglected—that pretty much sums Friends of the Chicago River started to keep track and
up the state of the Chicago River back in 1979, when Chi- many of the changes are due to the influence of the Friends
cago Magazine published an article by Robert Cassidy organization.
called “Our Friendless River.” Boeing has supported Friends of the Chicago River
That year also marked the founding of Friends of the since it first moved its corporate offices there in 2001. Boe-
Chicago River, whose mission is to “preserve, protect, and ing Chicago, which has the river practically in its front yard,
foster the vitality of the Chicago River for the human, plant participated in the Friends’ “Adopt-a-River Downtown,” a
and animal communities within its watershed.” program that encourages community groups, river-edge
Twenty-eight years later, the 156-mile Chicago River neighbors and businesses to care for the Chicago River by
watershed is cleaner and more accessible, and is an adopting specific sites along its banks.
increasingly healthy habitat for plants and animals. It’s a The intent of this original grant was to invent a down-
place for boating and nature walks. Its shores are home town Friends of the Chicago River constituency, which ulti-
to many native plants and wildlife. The number of fish spe- mately led to an overall strategic approach on the part of
cies in its waters is now up to 69 from the five or six when the organization and an increase in support.
In 2005, Boeing helped Friends throw its first-ever gala Margaret Frisbie, executive director of Friends of the
benefit, The Big Fish Ball. Boeing was a founding spon- Chicago River, said of the Boeing-financed charrette, “It
sor of this unique and popular outdoor fund-raiser, now an was one of the most amazing things I have personally par-
annual tradition. Additionally, Boeing employees partici- ticipated in. We’ve already started our next five-year strate-
pate in Friends’ Flatwater Classic River Race as well as in gic plan, and we’re using the results from the charrette as
the organization’s River Clean-up Day. a foundation document.” She said many of the organiza-
To help the organization keep the momentum going for tion’s original broad goals have been met. “We’ve hit a pla-
the next 25 years, Boeing gave a grant to Friends of the teau of improvement, but to get to the next level we need
Chicago River to fund a 25th anniversary charrette—an to do more and be more specific.”
event that brought together stakeholders from many dis- “This represents an excellent investment for Boeing
ciplines in a collaborative brainstorming process. “Action because it keeps on giving,” said Angel Ysaguirre, Boeing
Plan for the Chicago River: Getting Specific” was a six-day Chicago Global Corporate Citizenship representative at the
convening that included more than 50 experts engaged time of the grant, who is now in a corporate GCC role. “The
in different but interrelated topics—water quality, aquatic guidelines created for rehabilitation of the Chicago River
habitat, riverbank habitat, riverbank naturalization, public watershed established a framework for future projects and
access and land protection. continues to guide the Friends’ work. It addresses paths to
As a result of the charrette, the organization was able to future stewardship of this natural resource and, as such,
develop defined parameters for site-specific activities and supports Boeing’s Environment focus area objective.”
identify systemwide considerations that will help define
their future work. In addition, the project yielded a compre-
hensive set of guidelines for the rehabilitation of the Chica- Volunteers are pictured here removing invasive plants along the
river’s edge as part of the Friends of the Chicago River’s annual
go River watershed that will be useful for years to come.
River Clean-up Day.
PHOTO COURTESY OF FRIENDS OF THE CHICAGO RIVER
27 Corporate Philanthropy Report 27
The land is less than 30 miles from St. Louis, but the
steep, thickly wooded hills and deep, cool ravines feel
remote and secluded.
The woods are home to wild turkey, deer, red fox, gray
fox and the occasional bobcat. Rare lichens and moss-
es thrive in the acidic soil. And in the clean, clear water
of LaBarque Creek, biologists count 42 different species
of fish. The creek slides through rock canyons, cascades
from sandstone cliffs, and twists and tumbles for six miles
before emptying into the Meramec River.
The LaBarque Creek watershed is special place,
according to those who know it. Indeed, it is so unusual
that in the 1960s it was considered for a national park. And
despite the press of development in the surrounding coun-
ty, the watershed—protected by the rugged topography of
its 13 square acres—has escaped serious damage.
But conservationists and environmentalists are con-
cerned that the rapidly increasing growth rate in the met-
ropolitan St. Louis region will soon mar this remarkable
So supported by a grant from Boeing, and with the Mis-
souri Department of Conservation (MDC) as a partner, in
early 2007 the Nature Conservancy of Missouri launched
a multi-part project to help protect the watershed against
damage and development.
“This is an extraordinary tract of land and a prized
watershed, critical to the health of the Meramec River,”
said Doug Ladd, director of Conservation Science at the
Missouri Nature Conservancy. “Protecting it now—before
the region develops further—is crucial.”
A portion of Boeing’s grant is earmarked to buy con-
servation easement rights from a private landowner in the
watershed—a way to ensure the creek is protected from
future development. The Conservancy is working with the
Pictured is a waterfall, which is part of LaBarque Creek. The Department of Conservation and the Ozark Regional Land
creek slides through rock canyons, cascades from sandstone Trust to identify property owners who might be interested
cliffs, and twists and tumbles for six miles before emptying into in selling their easements, Ladd said.
the Meramac River.
Another part of the Conservancy’s project is working
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NATURE CONSERVANCY OF MISSOURI
with the MDC to locate private property owners with land
where stream banks need to be stabilized or replanted or
where erosion needs to be controlled. The Conservancy
will use a portion of the Boeing grant to help pay for such
work. It also will help link property owners who want to
make such repairs with state and federal programs that
It is less than 30 miles from St. Louis, but the steep, thickly wooded hills and deep, cool ravines feel remote and secluded.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NATURE CONSERVANCY OF MISSOURI
assist with land restoration. at LaBarque Creek could easily become a springboard
The third part of the Conservancy’s project involves sci- for another project of considerable significance—taking
entifically monitoring the creek’s aquatic life and gathering action on behalf of the Meramec River. The Conservan-
baseline information about the habitat for future studies. cy considers the river “globally significant” because of the
Ladd expects that each of those efforts will be complet- diverse species that it supports. Ladd said it is “easily the
ed by the end of 2008. He anticipates the Conservancy will most biologically important river in the Midwest.”
have at least one conservation easement in place along The partnership between Boeing and the Nature Con-
a healthy segment of LaBarque Creek, that it will have servancy is an “easy match,” said Randy Maier, Global
launched restoration work on at least one creek-side prop- Corporate Citizenship representative for Boeing St. Louis.
erty, and that it will have completed its data collection. “Boeing’s Civic focus area objective is to increase engage-
There’s one more thing Ladd intends to accomplish ment in and understanding of community issues by sup-
with the LaBarque Creek watershed. He intends to devel- porting innovative programs that address topics such as
op a program with at least one landowner that is a show- conservation and sustainability—that’s precisely the mis-
case for exemplary conservation practices and respon- sion of the Nature Conservancy and the specific goal of
sible stewardship. “We want to create a ‘demonstration’ the LaBarque Creek project. We’re proud to be able to
project for good conservation practices that can be adopt- partner with the Conservancy on what looks to be a proj-
ed by private landowners,” he said. ect with far-reaching benefits.”
If that succeeds, Ladd said, the Conservancy’s work
The Re-greening of
Park lands offer many benefits to people in cities. The
most obvious is the use by residents and the documented
improvement that parks provide to people’s lives. But it’s
difficult to kick a soccer ball, jog or ride the swing through
blackberries and ivy.
Just ask residents of Seattle, whose trees are suffering
a scourge from invasive plants. Ivy, Himalayan blackber-
ries and other plants not native to the area are choking the
native vegetation. It’s happening at a time when deciduous
trees such as maples are nearing the end of their lifespan.
These trees grew in place of conifers—Douglas firs, West-
ern red cedars and pines—that were logged 100 years ago
to make way for construction. The invasive species sup-
press the next generation of trees from taking root.
Enter Boeing. In the spring of 2007, the company gave
a grant to a nonprofit environmental organization called
EarthCorps. The grant supports Green Seattle, a program
to recover Seattle’s urban forests from the aggressive
growth of invasive plants. It also demonstrates the value
of partnerships and of providing citizens the opportunity to
experience hands-on ownership of solutions to a problem
that greatly affects them.
Green Seattle started in 2004 between a nonprofit envi-
ronmental group, Cascade Land Conservancy, and the
City of Seattle, with EarthCorps playing a key role. They
are working together to restore 2,500 acres of Seattle’s
urban forests by 2024. At stake is the quality of life for
more than 1 million residents in Seattle and anyone in the
area who visits the parks or uses water collected through
the parks’ natural watersheds.
Ivy and blackberries hardly seem like a problem. Some
people might think, like the early stewards of park lands,
that letting nature take its course is the best option. But
this man-made problem only will be fixed through inter-
“We tampered with the natural system 100 years ago,
Rowann Remie, an EarthCorps intern from Dominica, is pictured
and we need to go in and fix it,” said Steve Dubiel, exec-
weeding in the Rainier Valley’s Cheasty Greenspace as part of a utive director of EarthCorps.
group of teen volunteers. “Once the park becomes overgrown, people lose
MIKE FLETCHER PHOTO respect for the space and begin treating it like a dump.
We find the most amazing things,” Dubiel said, noting that
volunteers have pulled bowling balls, bumpers and tons
of trash hidden under ivy. “When the parks start looking
many people and promote a sense of ownership among
citizens attracted Boeing to the project.
The project fits the Boeing Environment focus area
objective hand-in-glove. Boeing protects and conserves
the natural environment by supporting innovative pro-
grams. Boeing Puget Sound especially focuses on resto-
ration and on training citizens to protect and conserve the
Though the grant was for just one year of support, Nee-
lima Shah, Global Corporate Citizenship representative
for Boeing Puget Sound, expects that this sort of innova-
tive use of leveraging resources and gaining a grassroots
groundswell is something Boeing will support in the future.
“It’s part of what keeps this whole region healthy in gen-
eral and part of our bigger vision of ensuring the health of
the environment,” she said.
Green Seattle uses very precise measurements to
gauge outcomes each year, such as the square foot-
age of invasive plants removed and the number of volun-
teer hours worked. In addition, independent groups mea-
sure healthy forests by the increase in conifers and the
decrease in invasive vegetation. In 2007, Green Seattle
goals included initiating restoration on 100 acres of land,
continuing restoration on 135 acres of land and contribut-
ing more than 50,000 volunteer hours.
Boeing volunteers also have embraced the program.
In particular, the Boeing REACH organization (Regional
Girl Scouts are pictured doing an “ivy dance” around their pile
after pulling invasive ivy out of Interlaken Park in Seattle. Events and Activities for College Hires) provided 275 vol-
MIKE FLETCHER PHOTO
unteers in 2007 at four different projects, donating more
than 1,000 hours of green space restoration. In mid-2007,
a team of 200 Boeing people volunteered at Frink Park in
uncared for, people start caring for them less,” he said. Seattle, pulling invasive plants and spreading wood chips
Another benefit is equally important, but not nearly as to keep the plants from returning.
obvious. Trees provide the best watersheds when it rains One of the Boeing volunteers noted that Seattle resi-
by storing water in their roots and leaves. Water then slow- dents support efforts to improve the green spaces around
ly finds its way into our streams and water systems, pre- their homes. “Once the neighbors saw the work we were
venting flooding and landslides. doing, they came out and tried to help,” said Robbie Jack-
While Green Seattle is headed up by certified arborists son, co-organizer of the Boeing volunteer event and Earth-
from the city and experts at the nonprofit organization, the Corps board member. “They were thrilled to see some
bulk of the work is being done by an army of volunteers— work happening to restore their parks.”
nearly 50,000 hours’ worth in 2007—organized by Earth- Green Seattle is only in the third year of its 20-year plan.
Corps. Volunteers provide the muscle and shear volume But leaders can see progress. The ultimate measurement
of people needed to pull out the 600 football fields’ worth of success is quite visible to the entire community—park
of ivy and 900 football fields’ worth of blackberries locat- lands looking usable, cleaned up and free of ivy and black-
ed on Seattle’s public lands. berries. And so far, the plan is working.
The Boeing grant is helping EarthCorps organize indi-
viduals into large groups of volunteers, tackling even
larger projects to great success. The grant purchased
some of the tools and materials used by volunteers, and
helped fund transportation to job sites and the manpow-
er to recruit volunteers. Providing the means to engage so
u a Se ces
A Place to Call
The floors are cement, the roofs are corrugated iron, threatened to collapse.
the bathrooms are pit latrines outdoors. Each house has a Now in 15 African countries, Habitat for Humanity has
living room, a kitchen and one bedroom—or maybe two. been working on the continent since the organization was
All are very modest houses, especially for families of six, founded in 1979 and has built more than 13,000 simple,
nine or more. decent and affordable houses, including those support-
But to the 16 families in Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory ed by Boeing.
Coast) in West Africa who moved into them this year, the In addition to houses for families, Habitat for Human-
houses built by Habitat for Humanity International are ity has found innovative ways to address shelter needs
beyond compare. The cement floors are easier to clean for orphans and vulnerable children, leprosy sufferers in
than a dirt floor, the walls are solid and sturdy, the roofs Uganda, women-headed households in Tanzania, families
don’t leak in rainstorms. Each house has running water affected by HIV/AIDS in Mozambique, urban poor in Sene-
and a shower—even electricity. gal, subsistence farmers in Malawi, and refugees from war
Boeing has supported Habitat for Humanity programs in Burundi, Sierra Leone and Angola.
in Central Africa since 2002, providing grants to build, Beyond shelter needs, Habitat for Humanity also is
renovate or rehabilitate homes for more than 36 families. collaborating with other organizations that are working
Using volunteer labor and donations of money and to break the cycle of poverty on the continent through
materials, Habitat for Humanity builds safe, sanitary improved health care and economic development.
shelter. The houses are sold at cost to poor families who “We’re extremely proud to be associated with the job
finance them with no-interest loans. Habitat is doing in Africa,” said Chamsou Andjorin, Boeing
“The difference the houses make to the families is sim- Global Corporate Citizenship representative for West and
ply huge,” said Djam Bakhshandegi, who coordinates cor- Central Africa. “Not only are they providing decent shelter
porate partnerships for Habitat for Humanity/Africa and to families who would otherwise be unable to afford it, they
the Middle East. “They have an impact that spreads and also are trying to address other social issues that impact
spreads.” the lives of African families throughout the continent.”
In Senegal this year, Boeing funds bought the materi- These houses offer much more than decent shelter.
als for 10 houses—new homes for families who were liv- Housing has a significant effect on families’ health, act-
ing in shacks pieced together from cardboard, corrugated ing as a defense against the illnesses that run rampant in
tin and scrap wood in a squalid slum outside the capital impoverished areas that lack clean water and sanitation.
city of Dakar. With no bathrooms and no clean water, con- And because they can be used as collateral, the houses
ditions in the densely populated neighborhood were ideal give their owners access to credit, usually for the first time
for tuberculosis, dysentery, parasites and other life-threat- in their lives. Bakhshandegi said that many residents get
ening illnesses and diseases. small loans with which they can begin a shop or business
In Cote d’Ivoire, the 2007 grant from Boeing financed near their homes, selling sewn goods or—in rural areas—
new homes for six rural families living in crumbling mud- produce. The endeavors increase the family’s income.
and-thatch huts. The roofs were infested with malarial “A decent home also has proved to have a power-
mosquitoes and tsetse flies (notorious for spreading dis- ful influence on children’s school performance,” Andjo-
eases that cause blindness), and in the rainy season, huts rin said. “When we give children a safe, healthy place to
live, we’re giving them a chance to get an education too.
Because without a decent home, they can’t learn. As part
A woman in Ghana helps Habitat for Humanity workers build a
new house for her and her family. Boeing has supported Habitat of our Health and Human Services focus area objective,
for Humanity programs in Central Africa since 2002, providing Boeing supports projects that work to improve the health
grants to build, renovate or rehabilitate homes for more than 36 of society’s most vulnerable residents, and that’s exactly
families. what Habitat for Humanity is doing.”
PHOTO COURTESY OF HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
A Tale of Two Cities
A generation ago, Los Angeles was the cradle of the recognize that the key to lifting people out of poverty and
American dream where jobs and opportunity awaited. ensuring the overall vitality of the community is to create
Today’s L.A. is a very different place. While it still holds a skilled workforce that is capable of adapting to the chal-
the promise of possibility and attracts people from around lenges of the 21st century.
the world, it has become a city of massive contradictions. But in this huge and now extremely diverse communi-
There is extreme wealth—L.A. is home to over 250,000 ty, there are significant workforce development challeng-
millionaires—while more than 1.5 million of its residents es. In the last 50 years, there has been a fundamental
live in poverty. transition in the area’s workforce, according to the United
The United Way of Greater Los Angeles highlighted Way. The predominantly well-educated, white workforce
this divide when it titled a recent report on the subject “A has aged and is rapidly being replaced by younger minor-
Tale of Two Cities,” a reference to the Charles Dickens ity and immigrant workers. The quality of education, basic
book that chronicled the social injustices leading up to the skills and English language deficiencies represent signifi-
French Revolution 200 years ago. cant workforce development challenges.
The same economic engine that’s creating all those mil- The problems have not been ignored. Currently, there
lionaires can certainly do a better job of helping people at are many excellent programs, schools and organizations
the other end of the spectrum. The United Way, employers addressing these issues in L.A., and the United Way, along
like Boeing, and anyone who cares about the future of L.A. with Boeing and other employers, have a long history of
supporting them. But the underlying problems continue • Increase income levels of participants in all pro-
to swell. grams by an average of 25 percent within two years
In 2006, the United Way of Greater L.A. recognized the from the end of their program.
need to address the problem more directly, and move from Nancy Lurwig, Global Corporate Citizenship represen-
merely funding programs to leading an effort that will find tative for Boeing Southern California, said the investment
a solution. in United Way’s Workforce Development Initiative will have
With seed money provided by Boeing, the United Way a ripple effect throughout Los Angeles.
embarked on an ambitious plan to improve the area’s cur- “We are pleased to be part of the United Way’s plan to
rent and future workforce. The effort is called the Work- develop a long-term strategy for improving the quality of
force Development Initiative. the workforce throughout L.A.,” Lurwig said. “It’s obvious-
According to Marguerite Womack, United Way’s direc- ly a concern for Boeing and all employers in the area. We
tor of Economic/Workforce Development, the initiative will expect the effort will have a positive effect on the health
create a more organized approach by bringing the many and vitality of the entire region.”
agencies working on the problem together and making The initiative support’s Boeing’s focus area objective in
sure their strategies and resources are aligned. Health and Human Services, which is to promote the eco-
With the Boeing funds, the United Way studied the nomic well-being and health of our communities’ most
problem, analyzed the programs currently in place, and vulnerable residents by supporting innovative programs
brought all the interested parties together to come up with like those involving job training or social enterprises.
a plan. Out of this effort came the “Workforce Develop- With Boeing’s commitment of additional funds in 2007,
ment Comprehensive Plan for 2007-2011.” United Way has the support it needs to implement its
“Boeing’s investment allowed us to take a strategic comprehensive five-year plan, create a well-prepared
approach and to carve out the most effective role that the workforce, and help Los Angeles once again become the
United Way can play,” said Womack. city of dreams.
The plan, now being implemented, provides specifics
for aligning efforts among the many agencies that touch A man gets individual help with some math problems. The United
Way Workforce Development Initiative aligns with Boeing’s objec-
this issue and establishing better ways for them to work
tive to promote economic self-sufficiency among a community’s
with local employers, trade schools, colleges and each most vulnerable residents.
DIANE PRENDERGAST PHOTO
The plan has laid out ambitious goals that it expects to
achieve when the new strategy is fully realized. With over-
sight and approval from the United Way’s board of direc-
tors, the Workforce Development Comprehensive Plan
• Increase income levels of 10,000 working-poor res-
idents by training them and placing them in better
jobs with career paths by 2012.
Pictured is a group of students at a local college receiving
instruction. The United Way Workforce Development Initiative is
designed to align efforts among the many agencies that touch
this issue including local employers, trade schools and colleges.
DIANE PRENDERGAST PHOTO
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Sweet Beginnings employees, such as those pictured here, work in temporary jobs raising bees, harvesting their honey and manufactur-
ing and selling quality honey-based skin care products.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NORTH LAWNDALE EMPLOYMENT NETWORK
As far as inner city neighborhoods go, they don’t come
much tougher than North Lawndale on Chicago’s west
The unemployment rate in North Lawndale is 26 per-
cent, compared to 6 percent citywide. Close to half of
North Lawndale families live in poverty.
The situation is particularly tough for the many formerly
incarcerated North Lawndale men and women who return
Chicago to their old neighborhood. It’s hard enough to get a job
without proper training, harder still with a criminal record.
And without a job, statistics show there is a good chance
these individuals will land back in prison.
What statistics like the ones for North Lawndale don’t ing helped Sweet Beginnings organize a successful fund-
tell are the stories of struggle, bruised pride and frustra- raising event in 2006 to introduce the enterprise to individ-
tion. uals from area foundations and other corporate philanthro-
But there’s a buzz of hope in the air around North Lawn- py departments in Chicago.
dale. And it’s literally the buzz of bees, which has started The business plan produced by the team of volunteers
to lift some of its neediest residents out of their bleak sit- identified new, higher-profit products, more efficient pro-
uations. duction and distribution methods, and new sales oppor-
Sweet Beginnings is a unique social enterprise in North tunities.
Lawndale that puts formerly incarcerated men and women The plan was enthusiastically approved by the North
to work in temporary jobs raising bees, harvesting their Lawndale Employment Network board of directors in 2006
honey, and manufacturing and selling quality honey-based and is now being implemented.
skin care products. “The team of Boeing employees that worked on the
Former inmates accepted into the program learn a plan really wrapped their arms around us and brought dis-
variety of job skills and develop a work track record that cipline to our planning process,” said Palms-Barber.
makes them stronger candidates for mainstream employ- The business plan called for Sweet Beginnings to shift
ers. They earn a decent wage and, more importantly, build its focus from producing edible honey, where profit mar-
confidence and self-respect. gins were around 12 percent, to honey-based skin care
Sweet Beginnings is operated by the nonprofit North products (sold under the brand name beeline®) where
Lawndale Employment Network. The network’s CEO, profit margins now reach 80 percent.
Brenda Palms-Barber, said she was frustrated in her The results have been impressive so far.
efforts to find jobs for the many formerly incarcerated men “It’s just amazing. We have already increased our pro-
and women who were returning to their North Lawndale duction dramatically and improved our efficiency,” Palms-
neighborhood. Out of that frustration, she came up with Barber said. “And that has allowed us to bring twice as
the idea for Sweet Beginnings in 2004. many people into the program.” During 2007, Palms-Bar-
From early on, Boeing has had a close and unique rela- ber expects more than 100 men and women will have had
tionship with Sweet Beginnings that extends beyond pro- transitional jobs with Sweet Beginnings.
viding grant money. Boeing also has agreed to help the business plan move
When Palms-Barber first approached the company for forward in a key area by partially funding the first-year sal-
funding support in 2005, Boeing Chicago Global Corpo- ary of a new production manager for Sweet Beginnings’
rate Citizenship representative Angel Ysaguirre sensed a operations. Additionally, a Boeing employee who worked
unique opportunity for Sweet Beginnings to get help on a on the business plan project recently was named to the
deeper level. North Lawndale Employment Network’s board of direc-
“It was obvious they were doing something very unique tors.
to address the problems in their community,” said Ysagu- Things are really humming now for Sweet Beginnings,
irre. “It was a great idea, but Brenda realized they needed and they’re getting some valuable recognition in the pro-
help getting more strategic in their thinking and becoming cess. Stories about Sweet Beginnings have appeared in
more efficient in their operations.” USA Today, on the CBS News, and in a series of stories in
Ysaguirre talked to Boeing Chicago’s Employee Volun- the Chicago Tribune. With more exposure, the hope is that
teer Council about ways employees could get involved. sales will increase—bringing the business one step closer
And so over the next year, a team of six Boeing employ- to being a self-sufficient enterprise.
ees, and other professionals from area companies they Still, for Palms-Barber, the bottom line is how Sweet
were able to recruit for the project, rolled up their collective Beginnings is helping people. “I’m proud to report that
sleeves in their off-hours to study every aspect of Sweet almost all of our former employees have successful-
Beginnings’ business and operations. They then wrote a ly moved on to food production, maintenance and retail
comprehensive business plan, much as they would for a positions with local companies,” she said. “And not one
new Boeing product or service. has returned to prison.”
Additionally, five senior Boeing executives served on a And that is one very sweet statistic.
review board to provide consultation on the plan and pro-
vide hard-nosed feedback. Note: The full line of beeline® products can be pur-
Of course, while all this was taking place, Sweet Begin- chased directly from Sweet Beginnings’ online store at
nings’ need to raise funds didn’t stop. On that front, Boe- www.beelinestore.com.
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Gifts from the Sea
When a group of veterans of Israel’s elite navy
commando unit Shayeyet 13—similar to the U.S.
Navy Seals—wanted to help prevent at-risk youth
from drifting into violence and dropping out of
school, they looked to the sea.
They came up with an after-school program
that provides such youths with opportunities to
participate in exciting activities such as wind surf-
ing, sailing, kayaking, diving and more. The mari-
time environment helps the young teenagers learn
to face challenges, work well with others and
develop new social and personal skills—all which
will help them do better in school and in life. The
program also fosters awareness of environmental
issues and nature conservation, with an emphasis
on the sea and its environs.
Founded in 2000, the program is called Ziv
Neurim. Neurim is the Hebrew word for youth,
and Ziv is in honor of the unit’s fallen comrade,
Ziv Levy. The program helps bring together youth
from diverse groups within Israel, including recent
immigrants, and teaches them to work together.
To date, the organization has worked with more
than 140 children ranging in age from 12 to 15
years old, many from low-income families.
Each group is accompanied by a social facil-
itator who guides and supports the teenagers,
enhances their confidence, and represents a sta-
ble, approachable and significant role model for
them. The youth benefit from the relationships
with the facilitators, who help instill values of good Ziv Neurim, an after-school program that provides at-risk youths
with opportunities to participate in exciting activities such as sail-
citizenship and provide the ingredients for academic suc-
ing, as pictured here.
GADY SHEMER/ZIV NEURIM PHOTO
As part of its corporate citizenship efforts, Boeing is
helping Ziv Neurim continue its valuable and successful
work. Ruth Shelah, Global Corporate Citizenship repre-
sentative for Boeing Israel, said, “It’s unique—comman-
dos working with children. They’ve had real success help-
ing these children stay in the school system. They’re doing
a wonderful job.”
Shelah traveled from Tel Aviv to see the teenagers at
sea. “It was great to see children who were on the verge
of dropping out of school suddenly sitting in groups and
taking on responsibility,” she said. “Being together on a
boat, you have to be responsible and you have to learn
Shelah added that Boeing’s support of Ziv Neurim
aligns well with the company’s Health and Human Servic-
es focus area objective to assist our communities’ most
vulnerable residents, which includes at-risk youths.
Volunteer Michah Hertzberg, who also serves as chair-
man of the Ziv Neurim governing board, said, “The gift
from Boeing is very helpful. We try to be very lean. Our
board members are all volunteers, and we have a very
“We’re trying to prevent these kids from dropping out
of the system and becoming a burden on society. We’re
providing positive roles models—men who are like older
brothers to them—and giving them another chance so
they can reposition themselves in society while they’re
doing something fun,” he said.
“The Ziv Neurim activity model has proven to be very
effective, and it can be simply replicated and implement-
ed by any other organization, both in Israel and abroad,”
added Shelah. “The staff of Ziv Neurim would be very will-
ing to train and guide other organizations interested in
learning more about the model.”
“It was great to see children who
were on the verge of dropping
out of school suddenly sitting in
groups and taking on responsi-
—Ruth Shelah, Global Corporate Citizenship
representative for Boeing Israel
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Food for Health
Pictured here is a group of seniors separat-
ing produce, provided by the Fresh Produce
Initiative, for their entire senior housing unit.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ROADRUNNER FOOD BANK
and paying utilities (41 percent); buying
food and paying their rent or mortgage (30
percent); or buying food and paying for
health care (28 percent).
While hunger is a major concern, there
is the more subtle but still serious problem
that plagues thousands of New Mexico’s
poor as well—they cannot afford to buy
the kinds or variety of food that is essen-
tial for a healthy diet. Fruits and vegetables
are expensive. The cheapest foods are typ-
ically high-calorie, high-fat foods with little
But a diet of starchy, fatty foods cre-
ates health problems, and the evidence is
Onions, apples, carrots, oranges. The foods are unre- apparent among New Mexico’s poor residents. Obesity
markable—standard items on countless grocery lists. But has soared. Diabetes, commonly linked to excess weight,
for millions of people in the United States, such foods are has soared too.
something else entirely—rare and often unaffordable lux- It may seem paradoxical that people at risk of going
uries. hungry are overweight—but it is easy to explain, said Jas-
Millions of people in this country do not have enough to min Holmstrup, a spokeswoman for Roadrunner Food
eat or are uncertain where their next meal will come from, Bank of New Mexico, which supplies about 300 food pro-
according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). grams and pantries in metropolitan Albuquerque and near-
A disproportionate number of them live in New Mexico, a by counties.
state that is consistently among the top five states with the “People who don’t know whether they’ll have enough
highest rate of hunger and “food insecurity”—a govern- food often overeat when they have a chance. It’s feast
ment label for a variety of conditions that center on having or famine,” Holmstrup said. “And there’s the question of
too little money for food, with the risk of going hungry. what you can afford to buy. When a senior citizen or single
The USDA’s most recent report, released in 2006, found mother has $2 left and there are four days until the next
that more than 16 percent of New Mexico residents—one check, what do you think she’ll buy? Meat and vegeta-
in six—are hungry or at risk of going hungry. Many are chil- bles? No, she’ll buy the cheapest food possible, which will
dren. In 2006, food programs in the state served 238,000 stretch the furthest. That’s usually junk food.”
people; 81,000—more than a third—were 18 or younger. To combat health problems linked to poor nutrition,
Poverty among those who reported seeking help from Boeing provided grants in 2006 and 2007 to help fund a
a food program is severe. The average monthly income program supplying New Mexico’s food programs and pan-
is $700, and significant percentages said they had been tries with fresh vegetables and fruits.
forced in the past year to choose between buying food The program, the Fresh Produce Initiative, is run by the
The Fresh Produce Initiative supplies food to 600 pantries and
food programs statewide, enabling them to serve healthy meals
to people in need such as the man pictured.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ROADRUNNER FOOD BANK
New Mexico Association of Food Banks (NMAFB). The
NMAFB buys onions, melons, broccoli, cauliflower, toma-
toes, chilies, apples, carrots and other produce—depend-
ing on availability—from growers in New Mexico, Arizona,
Southern California, the Pacific Northwest and the Mid-
west, then distributes the produce to 600 pantries and
food programs in the state. The fruits and vegetables aug-
ment the nonperishable food staples that the NMAFB also
supplies to those programs.
Monies from the state legislature and grants from reli-
gious institutions and corporations help pay for the costs
of purchasing, transporting and distributing the produce.
The Boeing grants, targeted primarily for the Albuquerque
area, help Roadrunner provide weekly deliveries of veg-
etables and fruits to 300 pantries and food programs in
the metropolitan region and nearby counties, which serve
120,000 clients annually.
“This is an extremely worthy project that improves the
health of our most vulnerable residents, which fits our
Health and Human Services focus area objective to a tee,”
said Anthony Sobol, Global Corporate Citizenship repre-
sentative for Boeing Albuquerque. “The project also aligns
with our overall goal of making the communities where we
do business better places to work and live. We’re glad to
be able to play a part in it.”
“This is an extremely worthy
project that improves the health
of our most vulnerable residents,
which fits our Health and Human
Services focus area objective to
— Anthony Sobol, Global Corporate Citizenship
representative for Boeing Albuquerque
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
A Reboot for Life
Imagine you just immigrated with your family to the Northern Virginia. It was then that Roepke started looking
United States from a developing country, with little more for “her life’s work.”
than a suitcase full of hope. If you’re lucky, you have a low- After talking to schools and others around Alexandria,
paying, dead-end job. You have a basic education and can she discovered that the poor, often immigrants, needed
speak English, but where you came from things like com- basic computer skills, and no one was providing it.
puters were pretty scarce. Chances are you have never The need was there, and C.O.R.E. was off and running.
touched a keyboard. In 2004, after five years, C.O.R.E was serving more than
Of course just about any good job in your new country 90 people a year. Other communities heard about C.O.R.E.
requires computer skills—if only to search job listings and and were asking for help. That’s when C.O.R.E. came to
prepare a résumé. Your prospects are not so good. You the attention of Dale Rainville, Boeing Global Corporate
need those skills. Citizenship representative in the Washington, DC area.
So what do you do? “From the start we could see that the C.O.R.E. was
You could ask the government for help. But coming having a tremendous impact on people,” said Rainville.
from where you did, you’re probably a little skeptical of “But C.O.R.E. needed help getting better organized, which
“government,” and you certainly don’t want to raise any- would in turn help them go after more funding in order to
one’s suspicions in your new country. help even more people.”
But if you happen to have the good fortune to land in And so over the next three years Boeing became
Northern Virginia, you’ll hear through the grapevine about involved in helping C.O.R.E. get better organized. Rainville
an organization called Computer C.O.R.E. And once you said the term for this is “capacity building,” and it involved
do, your life will change. helping C.O.R.E. build its foundation and define its strat-
Computer C.O.R.E. (Community OutReach and Educa- egy.
tion) teaches computer and career skills to Northern Vir- “We really were a fledgling start-up. Boeing came to
ginia’s low-income adults. Most are immigrants, although us at a critical time,” said Roepke. “If they hadn’t, I’m not
U.S. citizens also are served at C.O.R.E. You only have to sure what C.O.R.E. would look like or if it would even still
have the desire for a better future and the determination to be in existence.”
do something about it. The first project Boeing funded involved hiring an out-
Students accepted into the six-month program learn side consultant to help C.O.R.E. develop its first strategic
computing skills, have access to job search resources, plan in order to improve program sustainability and transi-
get personalized counseling, and upon graduation receive tion the board from its focus on programs to one focused
their own refurbished computer. on leadership and governance. As a result, others now
C.O.R.E. has just five paid employees. A staff of more seek out C.O.R.E.’s advice when they want to improve the
than 80 dedicated volunteers from the community does sustainability of their organizations.
the tutoring, training, counseling, computer repairs and In 2005, Boeing helped C.O.R.E. further build its capac-
life coaching. ity with the purchase a software system to track gradu-
C.O.R.E. was started in 1999 by Deb Roepke, herself ates’ success, which the organization had done on only
a newcomer to the area. She was working in information an ad hoc basis before.
technology for a college in Iowa when she relocated to In 2006, the system was expanded to track data for
A group of C.O.R.E. clients are shown putting finishing touches on their résumés in C.O.R.E.’s mobile classroom on laptops donated by
Boeing. The students will use their résumés to begin job searches in accounting, banking, customer service, medical billing and in dental
and other office positions.
THOMAS GOERTEL PHOTO
current students and the organization itself. For example strategic plan, here are some of the results:
the system tracks when students or graduates get new • C.O.R.E now serves 100 students a year.
jobs or promotions. These metrics are critical to maintain- • 24 percent of recent graduates secured their first
ing stakeholder support and attracting new funders like job or a better job.
Commonwealth of Virginia, which began supporting the
• 16 percent of recent graduates received promotions
organization in 2007.
from their current employers.
“Our alumni are a great source of referrals for new stu-
dents looking for jobs and for contributions. The software • 2 percent are continuing their education, many at
makes sure we stay in touch with them,” said Roepke. Northern Virginia Community College.
“The software also helps demonstrate our success. • C.O.R.E now has helped students from 50 coun-
When we apply for funding it’s important to show results. tries on five continents.
Because it tracks former students as their careers prog- In eight years, C.O.R.E. has gone from “fledgling start-
ress, we can show how well they have done after going up” to a powerful force in the lives of hundreds. The
through the program,” she added. impact is felt by students, families, immigrant communi-
Roepke said they have many inspiring stories of stu- ties, C.O.R.E. volunteers and the entire community. In this
dents that got new jobs or promotions, but now they also little corner of Virginia, C.O.R.E. is making sure America
have data to back it up. remains the land of opportunity.
And that data is impressive. Just two years into their
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Center of Hope
There’s something unmistakably different about the
Boys & Girls Club of South Puget Sound that opened in a
sleek new building in the fall of 2007.
Even during school hours, when most clubs are empty
and still, the long, low building in Lakewood, Wash., hums
with activity. There’s a crime watch program. A program
that teaches parenting skills. And two others that offer ser-
vices geared to Asian and Latino residents of any age.
The club in Lakewood, formally named the Gary and
Carol Milgard Family HOPE Center, is the first of seven
such centers being planned or in construction in South
Puget Sound. (“HOPE” is the acronym of “Home of
Opportunity, Possibility and Empowerment.”) All will be a
little different from traditional Boys & Girls Clubs. Like the
one in Lakewood, they will be housed buildings used by a
range of social service agencies—a design that is intend-
ed to encourage collaboration and forge bonds that ben-
efit everyone involved.
Boys & Girls Clubs everywhere provide a safe place for
children and young people to learn and develop healthy
relationships with peers and adults. They all offer a range
of programs—in education, careers, the arts, leadership
development, athletics and other areas—that teach skills
young people need to succeed in life. The HOPE Center in Lakewood has a gymnasium, a games room,
But the HOPE Center in Lakewood is a new twist on an a teen center, an arts center, a library, classrooms, a room for
childcare, and a technology center, pictured here.
old idea. It’s a modern version of the old-fashioned town
PHOTO COURTESY OF BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF SOUTH PUGET SOUND
“Not long ago, people gathered in town centers, worked
toward common goals and purposes, established relation- ters. The company also provided a loaned executive for
ships and became friends,” said Gary Yazwa, executive the duration of the construction project.
director and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget “We strongly support the community collaboration and
Sound. “We need that rallying point today. But instead of partnership that the centers exemplify,” said Teri Tranholt-
developing town centers, we’re developing HOPE Cen- Hochstein, Global Corporate Citizenship representative for
ters. The centers pull together local organizations and Boeing Puget Sound. “The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs
make it possible to serve young people and other mem- aligns closely with the Boeing focus area objective for
bers of our communities more effectively.” Health and Human Services, and the HOPE Centers will
Boeing has supported Boys & Girls Clubs across the make it possible to provide a variety of services to young
country for decades, and in 2006 and 2007 it made sig- people and their families in one central location.
nificant grants to the capital campaign for the new cen- “Investments like these in capital campaigns are rare
since Boeing’s philanthropic focus is on programmatic ini-
tiatives,” Tranholt-Hochstein noted. “But we recognized
that these centers provide a way for nonprofits to more
effectively serve the community’s most vulnerable resi-
dents. We also saw that, if successful, this model could be
replicated elsewhere. Building the centers was a means to
a very promising end.”
At HOPE Centers, social service agencies and orga-
nizations can share technology and equipment, which
reduces overhead costs. During the day, when the Boys
& Girls Clubs are not using the space, facilities can be
used by community agencies that serve senior citizens
or that teach adult literacy and job skills. During the eve- A boy gets help with his homework from a Boys & Girls Club vol-
unteer in the technology center.
ning, the space can be reserved for activities that include
PHOTO COURTESY OF BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF SOUTH PUGET SOUND
youth organizations, environmental groups, hobby enthu-
siasts and nonprofit agen-
cies. And on weekends, include a crime watch pro-
the facilities can be used “This puts us all in place were we gram, a parenting program,
by those same groups a child and family guidance
or by teen programs and can talk together, work together center and two agencies that
family and youth support and share our talent and exper- provide services to families,
groups. tise. It changes the dynamics, all youth and and Latino com- the Asian
elderly citizens in
The HOPE Center in
Lakewood has a gymna-
on behalf of children.” munities, respectively.
sium, technology center, —Gary Yazwa, executive director and CEO of the Boys & Yazwa anticipates that the
games room, teen center, Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound new HOPE Centers will make
arts center, library, class- it easier for low-income fami-
rooms, a room for child- lies to obtain social services
care, and offices for Boys & Girls Club employees. But and participate in programs by providing a central loca-
it also has dedicated space for tenant agencies that tion, and that the centers will benefit agencies by mak-
ing it possible for them to share equipment, technology
“It’s bound to make a big difference because we’ll be
collaborating rather than competing for resources,” Yazwa
said. “This puts us all in place where we can talk togeth-
er, work together and share our talent and expertise. It
changes the dynamics, all on behalf of children.”
Boys & Girls Clubs provide a safe place for children and young
people to learn and to develop healthy relationships with peers
and adults. Pictured here are a volunteer and one of the HOPE
Center’s younger clients.
PHOTO COURTESY OF BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF SOUTH PUGET SOUND
a d Cu tu e
Pictured is a scene from “Cloud 9,” one of two productions
staged concurrently by The Wilma Theater in Philidelphia during
the Caryl Churchill Festival. (see story on page 54)
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE WILMA THEATER
The Art of Restoration
tion. Fine arts represent historical expression and are an
integral part of civilization. On an individual level, arts fos-
ter concentration, self-expression, persistence, imagina-
tion, creativity and perseverance—skills that Boeing rec-
ognizes as key in the workforce, said Sarah Murr, Glob-
al Corporate Citizenship representative for Boeing Seal
Beach. Having overseen Boeing’s involvement in a similar
arts education initiative in Los Angeles County, Murr was
invited to share her experience and insight as a member
of the Arts Advantage Blueprint Committee.
“Boeing’s involvement has taken the Arts Advantage
program to a whole new level,” said Jim Thomas, coor-
dinator, Visual and Performing Arts for the Orange Coun-
ty Department of Education. “Through Boeing’s involve-
ment, companies and community organizations around
the county now are seeing the importance of arts educa-
tion in a whole new way. We hope to reach a tipping point
Pictured is a teacher at a recent Arts Advantage strategic plan- in the next few years.”
ning team meeting. The team is charged with developing the stra- Systemic change required a massive effort on the part
tegic plan for implementing arts education in all schools within
of the Orange County Department of Education and the
the Cypress School District.
districts it encompasses. Of the 27 school districts in
TONY ROMERO PHOTO
Orange County, 10 elected to become part of Arts Advan-
tage. In the first year, district representatives, business
Is the high school marching band parading into oblivi- leaders, arts providers, parents and other community
on? Is the drama club doing a disappearing act? Can an stakeholders met to develop guidelines for those districts
ambitious alliance save these and other performing and that wanted to create sustainable arts programs.
visual arts programs in Orange County schools and ensure Next, parties convened at the district level to create the
that all children receive high-quality, comprehensive arts infrastructure needed to supports arts programs. The out-
education? come was a long-range strategic plan that outlined cur-
The story of Arts Advantage is a heroic one in which riculum, resource and staffing needs and provisions for
educators, administrators, parents, businesses and the ongoing program evaluation. All 10 districts that began
community battle budget cuts to restore quality arts edu- the Arts Advantage planning process remain committed to
cation to elementary and high schools. In a supporting the effort, have created their districtwide plans and are in
role, Boeing shares its experience with other California the process of or already have presented final plans to the
arts education programs and provides funding for grass- school board. Implementation can begin as soon as the
roots policymaking. current school year. Programs will launch in schools with
Despite state law that requires the schools to offer music first, followed by visual arts and then dance.
instruction in music, visual arts, theatre and dance, near- “Boeing is proud to have been part of something that
ly 90 percent of California primary and secondary schools represents such profound change, and one that encour-
offer no standards-based study in these areas. Federal ages creative expression by our young people,” Murr said.
mandates, such as No Child Left Behind, which empha- “Not only are the arts a means of personal fulfillment, but
size achievement in math and reading, have caused many by cultivating the capacity to see new possibilities, we are
school districts to reallocate funds from arts-based pro- preparing the visionaries of tomorrow.”
grams to these core subjects.
State law aside, advocates cite many reasons why a
robust arts program is essential to a well-rounded educa-
ARTS AND CULTURE
It happens every summer, as reliably as butterflies bust- cal or a revue. Some act. Others are behind the scenes.
ing from their cocoons—by the end of theatre camp, a few But all of them gain a tremendous amount of confidence,
formerly tongue-tied students blossom, confidently pro- said Gina Ward, theatre manager.
ducing a theatrical performance that wows the audience. “The experience really builds their self-esteem,” she
Stageworks-Kidz Tech Summer Theatre Camp, which said. “I see it year after year. At the beginning of camp,
Boeing has supported since 2004, gives children from there always are a few children who are so shy they barely
low-income families exposure to the arts and education can speak. By the time of the performance, their parents
that they might not otherwise have. It also gives them say, ‘I can’t believe that’s my child up there on stage!’”
hands-on training in the different aspects of a theatrical The Douglass Theatre, which opened in 1921, was
production—onstage as well behind the scenes. once the premier movie theater and vaudeville hall for Afri-
At the historic Douglass Theatre in Macon, Ga., stu- can-American residents in Macon. It hosted jazz and blues
dents spend six weeks studying everything from ver- performers, ran feature-length films and serials and was
bal communication, production planning and organiza- an important venue for early films written and produced
tion, and the stage and its equipment to the difference by African-Americans. Over the years, Bessie Smith,
between union and nonunion venues and stage industry Ma Rainey, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Otis Redding,
language. The program reviews the roles of the produc- James Brown and Little Richard performed on its stage.
er, director, playwright, production manager, stage manag- The theater closed in 1972, but reopened and was ren-
er, road manager, lighting and sound designer. It also cov- ovated in 1997 as a home for multicultural events and lim-
ers script writing, directing, producing, acting, lighting and ited-run and premiere films and educational performanc-
sound technology, music programming, set design and es for Macon-area students. Stageworks was introduced
construction. that same year.
And at the summer’s end, they produce a play, a musi- Approximately 50 students, ranging in age from 7 to
14, attend the day camp. Another 10 students, usual-
ly older teenagers who have attended the camp before,
assist. Professionals and dance and drama instructors
from Morehouse, Spelman and other colleges volunteer
as instructors. In 2006, Disney-MGM Studios in Orlan-
do, Fla., hosted seminars to show students behind-the-
scenes activities at Disneyworld.
At the end of every summer, the students mount a pro-
At the historic Douglass Theatre in Macon, Ga., students, such as
those shown here, spend six weeks studying everything from the
stage and its equipment to set design and construction.
PHOTO COURTESY OF STAGEWORKS
duction—a measure of what they’ve achieved. Perfor- Stageworks-Kidz Tech Summer Theatre Camp provides children
mances draw an appreciative audience that grows a lit- with hands-on training in the different aspects of a theatrical pro-
duction, including sound technology.
tle larger every year, Ward said. In 2007, a standing-room-
PHOTO COURTESY OF STAGEWORKS
only audience of 350 attended the students’ production.
Art and culture does not play as prominent a role in the
public school curriculum as in the past, which makes pro-
grams such as Stageworks especially significant, noted Al
Stewart, a Global Corporate Citizenship representative for
“This program reaches a segment of children who
wouldn’t be able to afford this kind of training otherwise,”
Stewart said. “It exposes them to the arts, education
and enrichment that they may never have had access to
“The experience really builds because of their economic backgrounds.”
Through the decades, a host of greats have performed
their self-esteem.” on the Douglass Theatre stage, Stewart observed. “And
—Gina Ward, theatre manager you never know—the next great performer may be a child
whose dreams were ignited by walking the boards of this
ARTS AND CULTURE
Unveiling the Mystery
In recent years, India has emerged as an international
economic and political superpower. But despite its ascen-
dance onto the world stage, India remains largely a mys-
tery to many Americans. Old perceptions tend to hang on,
and that can get in the way of understanding and appreci-
ating this rich and vibrant country.
Helping to paint a new picture of India for Americans is
a major art exhibition put together by the Chicago Depart-
ment of Cultural Affairs with help from Boeing.
The exhibition, “New Narratives: Contemporary Art
from India,” gathered more than 60 pieces of work from
24 Indian artists in a variety of media including painting,
sculpture, photography and video.
The artists selected for the show includes some of the
more prominent and important contemporary Indian art-
ists. While not household names to American audiences,
they are well known throughout India and in the contem-
porary art world.
The exhibition had an enthusiastic reception and suc-
cessful run at the downtown Chicago Cultural Center dur-
ing the summer of 2007, and is on the road throughout
2008 with extended stops in Kansas and New Jersey.
Storytelling always has been at the core of Indian art
and culture. While the exhibition focuses on modern Indi-
an artists, that storytelling tradition was very much on dis-
play in the New Narratives exhibition.
To help celebrate and publicize the exhibition, the Chi-
cago Cultural Center also presented a variety of programs
that showcased all the contemporary arts of India, includ-
ing music, dance, fashion, cuisine, film and the spoken
The exhibition and its accompanying programs were all
free of charge to residents and visiting travelers, thanks in
part to Boeing’s financial support. Since moving its corpo-
rate offices to Chicago in 2001, Boeing has been an ardent
Pictured are examples of artwork from “New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India,” a major exhibition that gathered more than 60
pieces of work from 24 Indian artists in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, photography and video.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS
supporter of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.
“New Narratives was without a doubt one of the Cultur-
al Center’s most successful and most popular exhibitions,”
said Lois Weisberg, commissioner, Chicago Department of
Cultural Affairs. The exhibition attracted daily crowds and
art critics, and the local media were enthusiastic in their
“Boeing’s support made it possible to expose a whole
new generation of Indian artists and their work to the pub-
lic, and in turn, provide visitors with a fresh understanding
and interest in Indian art and culture,” Weisberg said.
In organizing the exhibition and surrounding events,
Weisberg explained that the Department of Cultural Affairs
engaged local and international experts and established
an advisory committee of local Indian-American gallery
owners and collectors. The Cultural Center also reached
out to the Delhi/Chicago Sister Cities Committee and the
local Indian-American community.
Support of New Narratives fulfills Boeing’s Arts and
Culture focus area objective, which is to build participation
in arts and cultural activities by funding performances and
exhibitions that introduce new voices and perspectives to
communities as well as collaborative efforts that create a
more sustainable arts and cultural environment.
While the exhibition and the festivities accompany-
ing it were all a huge success, it is the collaborative spir-
it in which it all came together that most impressed Nora
Moreno Cargie, Global Corporate Citizenship director for
“New Narratives is about great art and bringing people
together,” said Moreno Cargie. “But the way the Cultural
Center involved Chicago’s Indian-American community in
the planning of the exhibition was inspired. The art work,
the events and the collaboration together make the exhi-
ARTS AND CULTURE
The Sounds of
Mozart was composing music by age 5. That was in a framework for the music. Robertson is noted for his abil-
1761. Today, many young adults have never even heard a ity to quickly develop a rapport with a diverse audience.
live classical performance. The commentary highlights the accessibility of the SLSO
This harsh reality is especially challenging to sympho- and its music, while encouraging patrons’ musical explo-
ny orchestras whose patron base is eroding. In fall 2006, ration.
the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) took dramat- Before each concert, the SLSO sponsors a happy hour,
ic steps to turn the tide and attract new, younger audi- with complimentary beer-tasting stations, plus appetizers
ences. reflecting the country highlighted in that evening’s con-
The solution was custom-made to appeal to young pro- certs for a true multisensory experience.
fessionals, a group currently underrepresented in classi- “The series aligns with Boeing’s overall goal to make
cal music audiences. Called “Classical Detours,” the four the St. Louis community a desirable place to work and
one-hour concerts of familiar music are presented at the live. A diverse, culturally appealing city is one of the most
end of the work day, enabling patrons to relax and wait out valuable assets in drawing and retaining a skilled work-
rush hour traffic. force,” said Jim Bafaro, Global Corporate Citizenship rep-
From the Symphony’s perspective, Classical Detours is resentative for Boeing St. Louis.
a masterful way of cultivating classical music fans, who, Classical Detours concerts are priced to attract nov-
once introduced to the symphony in an engaging and non- ice concert-goers. General admission seats cost $20.
threatening way, are likely to continue to attend. Research shows that a price point of $20 to $30 great-
However, as with any new venture, success—imme- ly increases the number of younger audience members,
diate or otherwise—was not guaranteed. According to the percentage of new attendees and overall attendance.
Stephanie DeChambeau, SLSO’s director of Institutional The pricing strategy proved successful, attracting many
Giving, this makes it difficult to get projects off the ground first time ticket-buyers. Data showed that 41 percent of
at times. attendees were new to the SLSO.
“Audience development activities always are risky. You Building on the success of the first season, the SLSO
never know how successful they are going to be. Because will offer an expanded series in the 2007-2008 season.
the revenue stream is not instant, we were fortunate to Goals include generating sales of at least 900-plus tick-
have Boeing underwrite the series. That enabled us to ets per concert, delivering $100,000 in ticket revenue and
work on building a self-sustaining program without undue increasing repeat attendance within the season to 25 per-
worry about immediate success,” she said. cent, up 7 percent over the previous year. Database man-
Careful consideration was given to creating a series agement tools are in place to measure results against
that would attract young professionals. Many of the cho- goals. Expectations are that the concerts will continue to
sen selections were familiar to the general public, having grow in popularity, with the potential for even more Clas-
been used in movies and commercials. The timing, Friday sical Detours patrons to sample the organization’s more
from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., was selected to enable attendees traditional fare. From all accounts, Classical Detours has
to come right from work, avoid traffic jams made worse by already become a resounding success.
ongoing highway construction and arrive home at a rea-
The concerts are informal, with dialogue between con-
ductor David Robertson and the audience helping provide
The Classical Detours concerts are
informal, with dialogue between
conductor David Robertson (pic-
tured) and the audience helping to
provide a framework for the music.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SAINT LOUIS
ARTS AND CULTURE
Of Stagecraft and
At The Wilma Theater in downtown Philadelphia, audi- “Theater Company of the Year” by The Philadelphia Inquir-
ences have learned to expect sophisticated and some- er three times.
times unsettling plays that examine the dilemmas of mod- The theater also is distinguished by its public sympo-
ern life. No subject matter is too complex or controver- sia in which themes raised by the theatrical productions
sial. are discussed as well as for its outreach to underserved
The Wilma Theater audiences have learned to expect schools, including programs to expose students to theater
excellence too. The husband-and-wife artistic directors, at little or no cost.
Blanka and Jiri Zizka, who have been with the theater Each year, the theater company aims “to do at least one
since 1979, have gained acclaim for their thought-provok- large project that stretches us artistically,” said managing
ing productions from playwrights from around the globe. director James Hatch. “And one of the things we really
The Wilma has won 34 Barrymore Awards for Excellence appreciate about our relationship with Boeing is that their
in Theater—Philadelphia’s version of the Oscars—since continuing support gives us the opportunity to do projects
the award was established in 1994, and has been named we would not otherwise be able to do.”
Pictured is a scene from Caryl Churchill’s “The Number,” which
examines the issue of cloning. The Wilma hosted a public semi-
“Caryl Churchill brought an excit-
nar, led by experts, to discuss the ethical dilemmas posed by the ing and vibrant voice to the com-
munity, and our support of the
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE WILMA THEATER
event helped to give Philadelphia
access to that voice.”
—Peggy Sweeney, Global Corporate Citizenship
representative for Boeing Philadelphia
The “stretch” project in 2006 was the Caryl Churchill
Festival, funded by Boeing in partnership with the National
Endowment for the Arts and the Philadelphia Theatre Ini- Churchill’s work “fits exceptionally well into our mis-
tiative. Churchill, who is British, is regarded as one of the sion of engaging artists and audiences to reflect on the
most important contemporary playwrights in the world, complexities of modern life,” Hatch said. “Her plays had
writing about such varied subjects as marital and famil- not been produced in Philadelphia before, so the festival
ial relations, sexual politics, class, capitalism, identity, marked a first, giving audiences a chance to delve into her
oppression, war and revolution. works in depth. We wouldn’t have been able to do that
The Caryl Churchill Festival was an unprecedented without support from Boeing.”
endeavor for the Wilma. It marked the first time that it had
ever run two plays in repertory at once and its first attempt
to explore the work of one playwright in such a thorough
During the seven-week festival, The Wilma produced
two of Churchill’s plays—“Cloud Nine” and “A Number”—
and gave free readings of five others in order to more fully
reveal the changes and continuities in her work. In con-
junction with “The Number,” which examines the issue of
cloning, the theater also hosted a public seminar, led by
experts, to discuss the ethical dilemmas posed by the pro-
The productions drew critical acclaim and large audi-
ences. More than 11,000 attended productions of the
plays, and another 450 attended the readings. The Wilma
also was widely praised by local media for having intro-
duced an important playwright to Philadelphia audiences.
“It took more than 30 years for a Caryl Churchill play
to reach the stage of one of the city’s major professional
companies,” wrote Philadelphia Weekly. “Thankfully, The
Wilma Theater is finally giving local audiences the oppor-
tunity to immerse themselves in the work of [this] influen-
“Caryl Churchill brought an exciting and vibrant voice
to the community, and our support of the event helped to
give Philadelphia access to that voice,” said Peggy Swee-
ney, Global Corporate Citizenship representative for Boe-
ing Philadelphia. “The grant aligns well with our Arts and Churchill introduced themes of sexual repression and femininity,
Culture focus area objective to foster exciting and innova- ideas that reappear in full force in “Cloud 9.” A scene from The
tive art, making the communities where we do business Wilma Theater production is pictured here.
better places to live in the process.” PHOTO COURTESY OF THE WILMA THEATER
Worth a Thousand
Berlin is a city of cultural diversity, and some say one It is a simple, uncomplicated idea to use picture book
of the major assets of Germany’s capital city. But this also figures as a means to educate children, not only on a for-
presents Berlin with challenges. The percentage of immi- eign language, but also on the culture of a foreign coun-
grants in elementary schools is increasing in certain areas try.
of Berlin, and studies have shown that these children have Once a week after school, children and their mothers
a disproportionately lower chance of successfully com- meet with a volunteer who reads the German text and
pleting school and starting a profession. then reads the story again in Arabic, Turkish or Croatian,
In fact, research has found that one of the biggest prob- depending on the ethnicity of the children. Pictures from
lems of underperforming schools is that many immigrant the books are projected onto a screen in the room, which
children start school with a considerable deficit in time helps the children associate the German word with what
spent reading with their parents as compared to their Ger- it stands for. Each new word is an important step toward
man counterparts. learning the local language. Afterward, the children and
Integration of migrant families is essential to avoiding adults discuss the book.
parallel societies. Improving the language skills of both the The volunteers are sensitive about what the moth-
young children and their mothers, who tend to feel isolat- ers face integrating into a new society. They too have
ed in their new surroundings, is key. migrant backgrounds and have experienced the difficul-
The Bürgerstiftung Berlin, a local non-governmental ties of learning a new language and blending into a new
organization, is there to help. It encourages active citizen- culture when they first came to Germany as children with
ship within the community and offers a platform for civic their parents.
engagement. The organization has a growing network of When mothers are asked why they participate in the
volunteers that actively participate in its 11 projects, one bilingual picture book project, most respond, “I feel
of which is its bilingual picture book project, geared spe- ashamed not to speak German” and “No one asks me
cifically to helping immigrant families integrate into Ger- about my problems.” However, in this environment the
man society through language instruction. mothers feel safe and confident. Quite often they will
Boeing supports the project, which aligns with the com- spend an extra hour talking about education, the school
pany’s Civic focus area objective of encouraging engage- difficulties of their children or other challenges they face
ment among community members in social issues that in everyday life. Another benefit of having mothers as well
affect them. as children involved in the project is that the mothers are
The organization has found that picture books play an able to better communicate with their children’s schools
important role in stimulating the imagination and translat- and teachers.
ing images into words, making learning the language easy “The bilingual picture book project focuses on diver-
and fun for children. Picture book stories convey ethical sity and integration—values that are important to Boeing
values, such as friendship and nonviolent conflict-solv- and essential to the community here in Berlin where Boe-
ing, or reflect cultural identity. They have proven effective ing has its Germany office,” said Béatrice Bracklo, Global
in starting conversations among the mothers about impor- Corporate Citizenship representative for Boeing Germany.
tant social topics such as education. The Bürgerstiftung Berlin recently received first prize
for this project in a countrywide competition among non-
governmental organizations. The president of the Federal
As part of the bilingual picture book project, pictures from books Republic of Germany, Horst Koehler, presented the prize.
are projected onto a screen in the room, as shown here, which
“We are proud to be a part of such a valuable project
helps the children associate the German word with what it stands
for. that is helping to make the families who immigrate to Ger-
many feel more at home,” added Bracklo.
PHOTO COURTESY OF BÜRGERSTIFTUNG BERLIN
The Past as Teacher
The Field Museum in Chicago has a remarkable new museum visitors of all ages.
exhibit called Ancient Americas that illustrates the ways Some museums might be content with putting togeth-
our many predecessors, for better or worse, have inter- er an exhibit like Ancient Americas, and then just letting
acted with nature. it collect dust. But not The Field Museum, which has an
In about 90 minutes, you can walk through 13,000 international reputation for melding research, education
years of this human and nature bond, brought to life in a and activism.
unique educational and entertaining style that is the hall- The Field Museum is using Ancient Americas to spark
mark of The Field Museum. conversation in Chicago and its surrounding communi-
Through interactive experiences, the exhibit illustrates ties, with the goal of creating projects that will improve the
the rich diversity and intelligence of civilizations that exist- quality of life for everyone.
ed throughout the Americas long before being “discov- With financial assistance and encouragement from
ered” by Europeans. Boeing, when Ancient Americas was unveiled in 2007, The
The Ancient Americas exhibit, based on research by Field Museum simultaneously launched an ambitious proj-
Field Museum scientists and curators, has been wide- ect called “New Allies for Nature and Culture.” The idea is
ly praised by educators and professionals working in the to bring Chicago-area environmental and cultural organi-
natural and cultural sciences. zations together and engage them in solutions around the
But more importantly, it has become a huge hit with environment and sustainability.
A young boy tries to skip a stone at Beaubien Woods, part of the
Cook County Forest Preserve District in northeastern Illinois. The
woods are located on the Little Calumet River, shown here.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE FIELD MUSEUM
Dr. Alaka Wali is director of The Field Museum’s Center mutual interest in environment-culture connections.
for Cultural Understanding and Change and is the muse- Dr. Wali said the next step is to bring these groups
um’s lead for the New Allies project. While working on together around common concerns and projects. Based
Ancient Americas, Dr. Wali said she and The Field Muse- on preliminary meetings, some interesting ideas already
um team marveled at how ancient communities, both large are emerging.
and small, created unique solutions and adaptations to “Some community organizations focus on issues relat-
environmental conditions. ing to health and, in particular, the problem of obesity,” Dr.
“To see communities show such resilience and intelli- Wali said. “We feel that nature and cultural groups have
gence was truly inspiring, of course,” said Dr. Wali. “But the potential to address this issue in interesting ways that
oftentimes communities suffered horribly or just disap- ultimately could have a tremendous impact.
peared in the face of natural challenges. We felt we need- “For example, community gardens have been success-
ed to show that side of history as well.” ful in many neighborhoods in and around Chicago. They
Dr. Wali said that as the Field team members were put- grow healthy foods and help people develop a deeper
ting Ancient Americas together, they often drew parallels sense of connection with their communities and them-
to the current state of our planet. “Our thoughts naturally selves. So one of the projects we are considering is how to
turned to wonder ‘What can we learn from history? How expand the idea of community gardens to get more peo-
can we make life better for all of us, now?’ That became ple involved,” Dr. Wali said.
the nucleus for New Allies,” said Dr. Wali. According to Dr. Wali, the New Allies partners ultimate-
The first organizational phase of New Allies is complet- ly will create a unified voice that will contribute to policy
ed—identifying and reaching out to the environmental and decisions at the local, state and federal levels on issues
community groups in the greater Chicago area that have a such as transportation, infrastructure, open space pres-
ervation, wilderness protection, the creation of more sus-
tainable livelihoods for economically diverse residents and
sustaining cultural diversity.
Boeing has had a close relationship with The Field
Museum since moving to Chicago in 2001. Its support of
New Allies for Nature and Culture is particularly good fit
with the company’s approach to philanthropy.
“We admire The Field Museum’s efforts to reach out to
the community and act as a convener and collaborator,”
said Nora Moreno Cargie, Global Corporate Citizenship
director for Boeing Chicago.
“They are brave in bringing to the table people who
may not agree with them. But with the current concern
over environmental and health issues, this approach is
vital to identifying solutions that are inclusive, timely and
relevant,” said Moreno Cargie. “The Field Museum is in
a unique position to have a significant and long-lasting
impact on these issues.”
Volunteers, like the ones pictured here, are a key resource for
community-based organizations focused on the environment.
New Allies is reaching out to environmental groups in the greater
Chicago area that have a mutual interest in environment-culture
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE FIELD MUSEUM
Children of the
For 5,000 science-minded students, “reach for the neers. The organization’s mission is “to expose young
stars” is more than just an aphorism. Japan’s Young people to the infinite possibilities of science and tech-
Astronauts Club (YAC-J) encourages members to aim nology in order to inspire them to explore outer space
high, and support from Boeing provides the means for while arousing natural curiosity about the wonders of
them to do so. our world and beyond.”
Modeled on the Young Astronaut Council established Working closely with the country’s network of profes-
in the United States under then-president Ronald Rea- sional educators, YAC-J’s 124 chapters operate with-
gan, YAC-J is Japan’s only chartered youth aerospace in a framework of collaborative, inquiry-based learn-
organization for young people who dream of exploring ing, and are led by volunteers, many who are teachers
space as astronauts, scientists, astronomers or engi- themselves. The organization boasts 5,000 members,
YAC-J activities revolve around
a series of aerospace-themed
modules. Here a trained volun-
teer helps a child with her replica
of the solar system.
PHOTO COURTESY OF YOUNG ASTRONAUTS
and critical thinkers.
Kazuya Mochizuki, the organization’s assistant man-
ager of General Affairs, noted that one of YAC-J’s most
important missions is to encourage youth to be creative
in their thinking and to be cognizant that we are not
only children of the earth, but of the universe.
To demonstrate the far-reaching effects of space
study, field trips to observatories, museums and space
camps also are part of the program. These visits
expose children to the infinite possibilities of science
The work done by YAC-Japan fulfills Boeing’s Civic
focus area objective, which is to increase engagement
in and understanding of community issues by support-
ing innovative programs that address numerous topics
such as scientific literacy and the uses of technology,
YAC-J members are the true instructors as they apply prior
“It is greatly satisfying to know that we were able to
knowledge, new information and trial and error to achieve an end
contribute to such a meaningful activity affecting such
result, which in this case is a replica of a solar system.
a large number of children throughout the country. We
PHOTO COURTESY OF YOUNG ASTRONAUTS IN SPACE-JAPAN
are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to this
organization,” said Naoko Masuda, Global Corporate
ranging in age from 10 to 15 years. Roughly 80 percent Citizenship representative for Boeing Japan. “Children
of the members are boys, although girls are encour- represent our future, and we want them to know about
aged to join. and experience science and eventually take part in cre-
Activities revolve around a series of aerospace- ating innovative products that will benefit the world.
themed modules. Each unit provides scientific back- This program helps make that a reality.”
ground for the accompanying project. Next, members
are called to activate that knowledge by applying it to
the project at hand. Trained volunteers are present,
but the children are the true instructors as they apply
prior knowledge, new information and trial and error to
achieve an end result.
Modules for the current year include making a work- “Children represent our future,
ing model of a lunar rover, designing and making an and we want them to know about
aerodynamic glider, and creating a replica of the solar
system. Putting materials into the hands of 5,000 club
and experience science and
members requires a significant equipment and mate- eventually take part in creating
rials outlay, one which Boeing has stepped up to fill. innovative products that will ben-
Funds were used to develop a child-friendly, infor-
mation-rich curriculum, providing every child with the
efit the world. This program helps
materials necessary to apply learning and observation make that a reality.”
to create a working model. —Naoko Masuda, Global Corporate Citizenship
The YAC-J program teaches important lessons about representative for Boeing Japan
the scientific method, discovery and observation—
important processes in the sciences and life beyond
the classroom. By teaching students to think like sci-
entists, YAC-J prepares them to be lifelong learners
The Power of
Nonprofit organizations are increasingly expected to more mission-driven,” said Kay Knox, WithinReach assis-
use technology, but many lack the skills to use the tools to tant director. “Historically, nonprofit organizations didn’t
their full potential. NPower Seattle bridges the technology see themselves as big users of technology. NPower Seat-
gap by providing that support through consulting, educa- tle is changing that by helping us envision and realize the
tion and training to approximately 450 nonprofits in King, power of technology in our work.”
Pierce and Snohomish counties in Washington State— Most recently, NPower Seattle has helped WithinReach
strengthening the very core of the community by making to develop an innovative Web-based tool for its clients.
these noprofits more efficient. The tool, ParentHelp123.org, is a Web site that helps peo-
NPower Seattle focuses on capacity building for non- ple assess their eligibility for various state benefit pro-
profits—or ensuring that organizations have the skills, grams and search for local community resources. Not
knowledge, structures and resources to realize their full only does the Web site complete the assessment, it also
potential. By doing so, nonprofits in human services, envi- automatically completes program applications for users to
ronment, the arts and other areas can improve their effi- print and mail to the proper organizations.
ciency and ability to carry out their missions. Instead of completing multiple applications, which can
“We’re allowing nonprofits to stay focused on their be very confusing and time-consuming, families seeking
direct work,” said Ann Jensen, Services director at NPow- assistance can do so in one place on a highly interactive,
er Seattle. user-friendly Web site that removes much of the jargon
And the organization doesn’t do it alone. Boeing was and complexity of typical applications.
one of its founding partners in 1999 and continues to sup- More than 3,000 people each month have visited
port the organization today. “They really understand the ParentHelp123.org since its launch in early April 2007.
nonprofit community. They can provide services to non- Statewide, more than 5,000 people have used the Web
profits in a unique and effective way,” said Neelima Shah, site to find resources for their families. More than 12,000
Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship representative for adults and children have been screened for program
Boeing Puget Sound. benefits including children’s health insurance, pregnancy,
For NPower Seattle client WithinReach, a Seattle- Medicaid, basic health care, and food stamps.
based nonprofit that helps low-income people connect Some of the work at NPower Seattle is done by a high-
with essential health and nutritional resources, the ser- ly qualified army of tech-savvy volunteers. In addition, the
vice and expertise have been invaluable. Since 2001, the 22-member staff and 15 consultants provide 6,000 hours
organization has worked with NPower Seattle to coordi- of education and 13,000 hours of consulting each year.
nate short- and long-range technology planning, create an Nonprofits pay for the services, but spend much less than
independent architecture, integrate multiple technologies, they would for the same service from a for-profit compa-
establish procedures for technology administration and ny.
maintenance, and complete staff training and education. Currently, earned income covers about 50 percent of
“NPower Seattle is helping nonprofit organizations be NPower Seattle’s budget. The rest comes from grants
from funders such as Boeing, which help cover the orga- What also attracted Boeing to the project was its ability
nization’s overhead so that it can offer the services at a to positively affect so many in the region and the commu-
lower cost. nity-building aspect through techno-literacy.
The grant to NPower Seattle fulfills Boeing’s Civic focus To gauge its success, NPower Seattle sends out sur-
area objective of increasing citizen engagement in and veys to its customers quarterly and receives a 60 per-
understanding of community issues by supporting inno- cent response rate, with up to 95 percent of respon-
vative programs that address numerous subjects such as dents reporting they are very satisfied with the help they
community building, scientific literacy and uses of tech- receive.
nology, among others. The work NPower does enables As Knox at WithinReach noted of NPower Seattle, “The
nonprofits to more effectively assist their clients so that organization is more than meeting its mission. It’s helping
they can be more engaged and vital members of the com- transform the nonprofit sector.”
munity as a result.
Alison McCaffree (right), executive director of NPower Seattle, assists Kay Knox, assistant director of WithinReach, with a technology
issue at the WithinReach office.
DANIEL THOMAS PHOTO
Boeing employee Bob Seipel accompanied
GCC representatives on the site investigation
to Indonesia. He is pictured here visiting with a
group of women who own a small bakery busi-
PHOTO COURTESY OF DAVID EVANS/MERCY CORPS
Boeing’s Global Corporate Citizenship (GCC) function ter area—the Aceh province on the Indonesian island of
strives to be a conscientious steward of corporate and Sumatra—in order to report back on rebuilding efforts after
employee contributions related to disaster relief, ensuring a devastating tsunami struck this island country and others
that the contributions are used by recipient relief agencies in Southeast Asia in December 2004.
as effectively and efficiently as possible. Employee/retiree and company contributions to tsuna-
Boeing carefully chooses the relief agencies to which we mi-relief efforts totaled more than $4.5 million. Employee
direct company and employee contributions to ensure that and retiree contributions accounted for nearly $2 million of
the greatest possible positive effect is achieved. In addition, that total. Since employee and retiree donations represent-
the GCC function maintains close, ongoing relationships ed such a large portion of our total contribution, Boeing
with the major relief agencies to ensure we have a work- wanted to ensure that these hard-earned dollars were being
ing knowledge of the nature and locations of their activities used for the best possible outcome.
around the globe. A Boeing employee, Bob Seipel, a program manager
In responding to disasters, Boeing is concerned not only for Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems Mission Systems,
with contributing toward immediate/emergency relief activ- accompanied the GCC representatives on the trip and sub-
ities at the onset of disasters, but also toward long-term mitted a daily log that was posted on Boeing News Now,
rebuilding efforts that will eventually lead to a return to nor- our daily intranet news site for employees. The site investi-
malcy and stability for the people affected. gation was made at the invitation of two of the three relief
As a sign to employees of the seriousness with which agencies that received the corporate and employee/retir-
we take our stewardship responsibilities, in early 2007 Boe- ee contributions—Mercy Corps and CARE. The group also
ing conducted our first site investigation of a former disas- was briefed by the third agency, the American Red Cross,
Employees were represented on the Hurricane
Katrina site investigation by Adam Burkey (seated
center) and Norma Clayton (standing back left).
They are pictured here with a Mississippi family that
still lives in a small trailer more than two years after
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS
while in Indonesia about its efforts there.
2007 Boeing Corporate Disaster Similarly, in June 2007, Boeing conducted a site investi-
Relief Contributions gation hosted by the American Red Cross of New Orleans
West Sumatra, Indonesia Earthquake Response and parts of Mississippi devastated by hurricanes Katrina
$50,000 to Mercy Corps, March 2007 and Rita in 2005. The goal of the visit was to gather infor-
South Asia Floods Response
mation about how the nearly $10 million in Boeing corpo-
rate and employee contributions have been spent to help
$50,000 to CARE, August 2007
storm victims in the region.
Hurricane Dean, U.S. Flooding, Peru Earthquake
Response Employees were represented on the Katrina visit by
$50,000 to American Red Cross, August 2007 Houston-based Adam Burkey, a senior systems engineer
Bengkulu and West Sumatra, Indonesia Earthquake
assigned as the verification lead on the International Space
Response Station Program. Also representing employees on this site
$15,000 to Mercy Corps and $15,000 to CARE, Sep- investigation was Norma Clayton, Boeing vice president for
tember 2007 Learning, Training and Development. Burkey’s daily log was
Virginia Tech Shooting Response posted on Boeing News Now as was Seipel’s.
$50,000 to Tech Student Engineers’ Council Design Unfortunately, the list of disasters to which Boeing and
Team Endowment Fund, September 2007 its employees and retirees will respond will most certain-
Southern California Wildfires Response ly expand as time goes on. And, while disasters will con-
$1 million to recipient organization(s) to be named tinue to happen, for Boeing one other thing will remain a
later, matched employee donations to American Red constant as well—the desire to reach out and help, the
desire to make things better.
GCC CORPORATE TEAM
The GCC Corporate team includes both GCC staff as well as adjunct members from other areas of the business who provide valu-
able perspective to GCC-related issues. Pictured are (from left to right/seated) Patrice Mingo; Joyce Walters; Anne Roosevelt; Cheryl
Cooke; Veronica Cavallero; (from left to right/standing) Peter Hoffman; Naomi Anderson; Gordon McHenry; Michele Thomas; Kelli
Johnson; Danielle Thomas; Herbert Lust; Angel Ysaguirre; Paulina Bandana; Bridget Sweeney; and Joanne Huggard.
JIM ANDERSON PHOTO
About Boeing’s Global
Corporate Citizenship Function
The purpose of the GCC Corporate team is to inspire ciary compliance and accountability, thereby minimizing
and support the network of GCC representatives through- risk to the company, and provides tools for measurement
out the enterprise and build the network’s capacity for and evaluation to ensure the good stewardship of corpo-
high performance. Led by Anne Roosevelt, the team’s pri- rate and employee contributions.
mary responsibility is to develop, promote and model the The GCC network invests corporate and local resourc-
vision, mission and values for the GCC function, which in es in their communities according to local strategies,
turn inform the company’s understanding of corporate cit- based on community priorities and guided by five corpo-
izenship and how it can be realized throughout the enter- rate community investment focus areas and correspond-
prise. ing objectives (see page 3). The GCC representatives also
The Corporate team guides the GCC network in devel- oversee activities related to the Employees Communi-
oping community investment strategies that leverage a ty Fund and employee volunteerism. For more informa-
full portfolio of resources including volunteerism, cash and tion about Global Corporate Citizenship at Boeing, visit
contributions of social and intellectual capital. In addition, www.boeing.com/companyoffices/aboutus/community.
the team develops and maintains high standards of fidu-
Contact Information For Organizations
EDUCATION Keep Brevard Beautiful, Roadrunner Food Bank CIVIC
Crisis Center-East Valley, Inc. 2645 Baylor Drive SE Bürgerstiftung Berlin
Inc. 1620 Adamson Road Albuquerque, N. Mex. Schillerstraße 59
604 W. 9th St. Cocoa, Fla. 32926 87106 10627 Berlin, Germany
Mesa, Ariz. 85201 321-631-0501 505-247-2052 +49-(0)30-83 22 81 13
480-969-2308 www.keepbrevardbeauti- www.rrfb.org www.buergerstiftung-ber-
www.childcrisis.org ful.com lin.de
The California State Tree Buddies 3846 King St. New Allies for Nature and
University Green Corridor Alexandria, Va. 22302 Culture
401 Golden Shore Heathrow Point West 703-931-7346 The Field Museum
Long Beach, Calif. 90802 234 Bath Road www.computercore.org 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
562-951-4765 Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 Chicago, Ill. 60605
www.csulb.edu 5AP UK Boys & Girls Clubs of 312-922-9410
+44208 745 2767 South Puget Sound www.fieldmuseum.org
Chicago New Teacher www.greencorridor.org.uk 1501 Pacific Ave., #301
Center Tacoma, Wash. 98402 Young Astronaut Club-
6533 S. Stewart Friends of the Chicago 253-502-4600 Japan (YAC-J)
Chicago, Ill. 60621 River www.bg-clubs.com CK bldg. 5F, 2-2-8 Minato,
312-520-2764 28 E. Jackson St., Suite Chuo-ku
www.newteachercenter. 1800 ARTS AND CULTURE Tokyo, Japan 104-0043
org Chicago, Ill. 60604 Arts Advantage 81-3-5542-3251
312-939-0490 Orange County Department www.yac-j.or.jp
AMIDEST (West Bank/Gaza) www.chicagoriver.org of Education
Al-Hariri Street,Nisseibeh, 200 Kalmus NPower Seattle
Building #5 Green Seattle Costa Mesa, Calif. 92628 Welch Plaza Building
Third Floor EarthCorps 714-966-4128 403 23rd Avenue South
Wadi Al-Jozz, East Jerusa- 6310 NE 74th St., Suite www.ocde.k12.ca.us Seattle, Wash. 98144
lem 91193 201E 206-286-8880
+972-2-6261495 Seattle, Wash. 98115 Stageworks-Kidz Tech www.npowerseattle.org
www.amideast.org 206-322-9296 Summer Theatre Camp
www.earthcorps.org Friends of the Douglass DISASTER RELIEF
Cooperating School Theatre Complex Inc. American Red Cross
Districts HEALTH AND HUMAN 355 Martin Luther King Jr. 2025 E Street, NW
1460 Craig Road SERVICES Blvd. Washington, DC USA
St. Louis, Mo. 63146 Habitat for Humanity Inter- Macon, Ga. 31210 20006
314-872-8282 national (main office) 478-742-2000 202-303-4850
www.csd.org 121 Habitat Street www.douglasstheatre.org www.redcross.org
Americus, Ga. 31709
Asia Pacific Language 1-800-422-4828 New Narratives, India CARE
School www.habitat.org/ame/ Exhibit 70 East Lake St., Suite
14040 NE 8th St., Suite Chicago Department of 1430
302 United Way of Greater Los Cultural Affairs Chicago, Ill. 60601
Bellevue, Wash. 98007 Angeles 78 E. Washington St. 312-641-1430
425-641-1703 523 West 6th St. Chicago, Ill. 60602 www.care.org
www.apls.org Los Angeles, Calif. 90014 312-744-6630
213-688-0177 egov.cityofchicago.org/ Mercy Corps
ENVIRONMENT www.unitedwayla.org city/webportal/home.do 3015 SW First Ave.
The Nature Conservancy of Sweet Beginnings Saint Louis Symphony Portland, Ore. 97201
Alabama North Lawndale Employ- Orchestra 503-796-6800
2100 First Avenue N ment Network 718 North Grand Blvd. www.mercycorps.org
Suite 500 3726 W. Flournoy St. Louis, Mo. 63103
Birmingham, Ala. 35203 Chicago, Ill. 60624 314-533-2500
205-251-1155 773-265-7940 www.slso.org
The Wilma Theater
Bolsa Chica Conservancy Ziv Neurim 265 S. Broad Street
3842 Warner Ave. 34, Yizhak Sade Philadelphia, Penn. 19107
Huntington Beach, Calif. Tel-Aviv, Israel 67212 215-893-9456
92469 972-3-6872237 www.wilmatheater.org
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