The Embraer Foundation had its first ever call for applications for the Social and Environmental Partnership Program. We opened the call for applications on June 30, 2017. From the launch date until the deadline on August 31, 2017, we received a total of 39 applications for 9 of Embraer’s U.S sites.

Projects were reviewed and analyzed by the Embraer Foundation’s staff as well as Embraer’s internal volunteer committees. After review, each volunteer committee voted to select the winning project for their site. The projects with the highest scores were submitted to Embraer’s compliance department for due diligence.

Find the list of winning projects below:


  1. CodeCraft Lab

“Codecraft Lab, Club & Camp Scholarships”

Description: Providing scholarships for up to 80 low-income students (50% Female/ 50% male) to participate in ongoing STEM related after-school programs, labs and clubs (mainly focusing on coding and engineering). The scholarship recipients will receive a cumulative 484 hours of access to an online learning platform and instruction from community mentors over the course of the performance period.

Melbourne, FL

  1. Daily Bread

Community Charity Garden”

Description: Building a community charity garden at Embraer Engineering and Technology Center Premises. Embraer employees will maintain the garden and all food grown will be donated to Daily Bread who provides meals to the hungry and needy.

Melbourne, FL

  1. Learning for Success

“Kids and the Power of Work (KAPOW)”

Description: Supporting the KAPOW program connecting 600 volunteers with 70 South Florida schools to teach 6,000 students – 70% from low-income families – about work and how to connect success in school with success in the workplace, and in life.

Broward and Miami-Dade County, FL (Ft. Lauderdale, FL site)

  1. Brevard Zoo

“Educating Zoo Visitors about Climate Change and Climate Action”

Description: Constricting an information kiosk for visitors to learn about climate change and climate action. Brevard County’s vulnerability to sea level rise and other climate change impacts, it is important that visitors learn more on the subject and what they may do to offset it.

Brevard County, FL (Titusville, FL site)

  1. STARS Nashville

“Evidence and School- Based Mental Health Support Services”

Description: Supporting 100 hours of direct mental health services during the 2017-2018 academic year for 2,500 youth. Star services are proven to have produced consistent outcomes to include increased school attendance and grades, increased youth attachment to school and community, increased individual resilience, and reduced suspensions, expulsions, bullying, violence, delinquency and alcohol and other drug use  (Kanu, Hepler, & Labi, 2015).

Nashville, TN

  1. Kids Need to Read

“READ Together”

Description: Providing 500+ educational books to ‘book-desert’ areas where low-income families reside with the goal of breaking the cycle of illiteracy. READ Together addresses the systemic barriers to early school and childhood success by providing plentiful resources for at-home and on-campus reading activities, both crucial to building long-term reading achievement.

Mesa, AZ

  1. Westfield Technical Academy (WTA)

“Falcon 20 Guardian Jet Relocation”

Description: Supporting the transportation of a Falcon 20 Jet donated by New England Air Museum to the WTA’s Aviation Technology Program. This program is the third Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certified Aviation Airframe and Power Plant High School Program in the country. The donated Jet will be utilized for educational purposes by incorporating it into the FAA curriculum.

Windsor Locks, CT

  1. Hope House

“Early Childhood Education for Children Affected by HIV and Poverty”

Description: Improving the facilities through much needed technology and appliances. Through these, Hope House may continue providing the much needed child care and preschool services to children. The families that Hope House serves, not only experience health issues and the stigma related to HIV/AIDS, but also face many challenges that come along with living in poverty, such as access to quality education.

Memphis, TN

  1. Clarke School for Hearing and Speech (Clarke School)

“Preschool Engineers Magnet Wall Ball to Promote Early STEM Skills”

Description: Building a magnet wall ball system for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Clarke School seeks to strengthen their children’s STEM skills by providing a structure in which to foster their natural inclination to explore, to build and question.

Jacksonville, FL

  1. Morning Star School

“Technology for Collaborative Learning”

Description: Providing technology for lessons to come to life like never before. Technology enhances lessons and class interaction necessary for preparing students for today’s world.

Jacksonville, FL

  1. St. Polycarp School

Makers’ Space / STEAM (science/technology/engineering/art/music) Lab

 Description: Providing equipment for STEAM lab for students. St. Polycarp became a model school in the Diocese of Orange for Blended Learning utilizing a station rotation model which included small groups, technology, hands-on and collaborative learning. 70% of St. Polycarp School’s students are receiving tuition assistance.

Stanton, CA (Irwindale, CA site)