Education is one of our four philanthropic pillars, and our hometowns continuously create programming to support our community partners through this lens. Last Spring, our KC Hometown hosted a Workforce Readiness Day for the Boys and Girls Club of Topeka. Seventeen students aged 13-17 spent the day at our Lenexa Production Facility and Distribution Center. These students spent the day participating in various hands-on activities to help prepare them to succeed in their future work environment. The students started the day with a tour of our production facility, where they could learn and see our entire bottling process first-hand. After the tour, they spent the rest of the day engaging in mock interviews, elevator speeches, and even creating their own business plans that they presented to the entire group. Our Executive Leadership team even stopped by and joined the group for a Q and A session! “It was exciting to see how enthused the students were to learn and engage in the workshop sessions,” said Darcie Ziesenis, Production Business Supervisor. “As a team, we were glad to have the opportunity to pour back into the youth in communities because they are the future.”
As one of our valued Community Partners, we are glad to partner with the Special Olympics to celebrate
Each year, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards 150 high school seniorsacross the U.S. with a $20,000 college scholarship.
For our third stop, we kicked off July at the famous First Fridays in the Crossroads Arts District
Our Road Tour traveled to bring our celebration to Topeka, KS, at the Fort Riley Exchange Anniversary. Our
Our 5th Anniversary Road Tour kicked off at the Special Olympics Summer Games in Wichita, KS. Athletes, families,
Our Heartland Road Tour made our second stop at the Juneteenth Heritage Festival in our Kansas City Hometown
In Kansas City, our team has created a special relationship with the nonprofit organization KC Pet Project. The
We are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of the young people making a difference and inspiring change in
Over March, five of our Heartland Hometowns raised money and participated in their local Special Olympics Polar Plunge!
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about the ability of the average person to serve their community, the