Metallica are set to donate $100,000 to 10 American community colleges through their All Within My Hands charity foundation.
The band has partnered with the American Association Of Community Colleges for the Metallica Scholars Initiative.
“The All Within My Hands Foundation and Metallica are proud to announce this major new initiative,” says Dr. Edward Frank, executive director for the All Within My Hands charity. “While the Foundation continues our support for the fight against hunger and emergency community aid, we are now expanding our mission to include support for career and technical education. The goal of our Metallica Scholars Initiative is to improve career opportunities for community college students in the trades.
“Equally, we hope to raise the awareness of the tremendous importance, value and impact of the education provided by our nation’s community college system,” he adds. “The Foundation and the band are thrilled by the quality of proposals we received from these colleges, and are excited to do our part to help educate students so that they have the skills and training necessary to find meaningful and well-paying jobs in their communities.”
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The 10 lucky colleges are:
- Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, North Carolina
- Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, Oregon
- College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois
- Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland
- Gateway Technical College, Kenosha, Wisconsin
- Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
- Lone Star College, The Woodlands, Texas
- North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
- Spokane Community College, Spokane, Washington
- Wichita State University Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology, Wichita, Kansas
Metallica recently recorded a benefit show held in San Francisco on November 3, and will release their first-ever acoustic album, Helping Hands… Live & Acoustic At The Masonic, which will be released on February 1.
Proceeds will go to their All Within My Hands foundation.
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