Jacobs, an international technical professional services firm with some offices in Alabama, has made a $200,000 donation to Drake State Community & Technical College in Huntsville to support the college’s Frontiers Research Program.
It’s part of Jacobs’ 2020 commitment to donate $10 million over five years as part of its action plan for advancing justice and equality. Jacobs gave money to Drake State to collaborate with and strengthen the participation of Black students in science and engineering educational programs.
“We’re creating change within our community by providing solutions to diversify the workforce,” said Drake State President Patricia Sims. “The Jacobs TogetherBeyond and Harambee Scholars Fund will support our additive manufacturing curriculum and help students develop the necessary skills to complete their associate degrees that could lead to potential internship and full-time job opportunities with Jacobs.”
As NASA’s largest service provider, Jacobs has been the prime contractor on the engineering, science and technology contract at Marshall Space Flight Center since 1989.
“Advancing justice and equality requires strong leadership and a relentless drive to deliver on that vision,” said Jacobs Chair and CEO Steve Demetriou. “As a global leader, we know we must contribute to structural change not only at Jacobs, but in society as a whole. We believe in setting the tone and actively doing our part to create a future where everyone can thrive.”