Tricentennial partners announce distribution of educational resource materials

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TRICENTENNIAL PARTNERS ANNOUNCE DISTRIBUTION OF EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE MATERIALS
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas invests $300,000 in San Antonio history and education

SAN ANTONIO (September 29, 2017) –On Sept 29, 2017 the Tricentennial Commission, UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas announced the release of the Official Tricentennial Educational Resource Materials. Based on the keynotes, breakout sessions and field trips that attendees of the San Antonio Tricentennial Summer Institute for Educators experienced, these lesson plans will help educators incorporate all aspects of San Antonio’s history into their classroom. Thousands of students Pre-K to 12th grade throughout San Antonio and Bexar County will have access to this curriculum for the 2017-2018 school year.

“The distribution of these Educational Resource Materials is a Legacy project of the Tricentennial Commission and falls in line with the organization’s guiding principles,” said Edward Benavides, Tricentennial Commission CEO. “This is an important initiative that will solidify our legacy and teach our youth about our community’s history for generations to come.”

The San Antonio Tricentennial Summer Institute For Educators, a weeklong training that took place in July, exposed San Antonio’s vibrant history. From subjects like San Antonio’s rich history to emerging industries in today’s workforce, the Institute exposed participants to resources that reflect San Antonio’s past, present and future.

“Response for the Institute was phenomenal with nearly 200 educators in attendance,” said Angelica Docog, Executive Director of the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures and Co-chair of the Tricentennial History and Education Committee. “The intensive workshops introduced the community’s history, provided educational resources, as well as prepared teachers to integrate these resources into their classroom. The TricentenniaI’s History and Education committee worked hard to make this program a reality for our City and County educational institutions.”

The production of the Tricentennial Educational Resource Materials was made possible through a generous donation of $300,000 by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas, Inc.

“Our company is dedicated to the development of our community’s future, which are our students of San Antonio and Bexar County,” said Mario Lozoya, Director of Government Relations for Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas, Inc. “It is imperative for us to strengthen workforce development where we live and provide every child an opportunity to be successful after graduation. The Tricentennial Educational Resources will prepare our students to represent us with a clear understanding of our vibrant history and where we are headed as a community.”

For more information about the Tricentennial Commission and to access the Tricentennial Educational Resource Materials, visit San Antonio300.org.

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About the San Antonio Tricentennial:
In 2018, San Antonio will mark its 300th anniversary: a rare, historic event that will be remembered for generations. The Tricentennial Commission, a public nonprofit, leads the way in celebrating and commemorating our 300 years by developing a year of educational, artistic, and entertaining events.  As San Antonio and Bexar Coutnty take the world’s stage, key initiatives include: History & Education, Arts & Culture, Community Service, and Commemorative Week.  The yearlong commemoration will celebrate our memorable past and propel us into our equally remarkable future. You are invited to join our community and be a part of the next chapter in San Antonio’s legendary story. Visit www.sanantonio300.org for more information.

About Toyota:
Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in the U.S. and North America for 60 years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands. During that time, Toyota has created a tremendous value chain as our teams have contributed to world-class design, engineering, and assembly of more than 33 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 46,000 people (more than 36,000 in the U.S.).  Our 1,800 North American dealerships (nearly 1,500 in the U.S.) sold almost 2.7 million cars and trucks (2.45 million in the U.S.) in 2016 – and about 85 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 15 years are still on the road today.

Toyota partners with community, civic, academic, and governmental organizations to address our society’s most pressing mobility challenges. We share company resources and extensive know-how to support non-profits to help expand their ability to assist more people move more places. For more information about Toyota, visitwww.toyotanewsroom.com.

San Antonio: America’s 21st Century City
San Antonio is a global city with a dynamic economy and workforce, a deep cultural heritage and diverse communities that are resilient and welcoming. It is one of the strongest fiscally managed cities in the country with a vibrant business climate and a ‘AAA’ general obligation bond rating from all three major rating agencies. San Antonio is a city that nurtures entrepreneurship, encourages investment and funds infrastructure. America’s seventh-largest city offers growth opportunities in bioscience, financial services, aerospace, cybersecurity, energy, transportation, manufacturing and healthcare. In 2015, UNESCO designated San Antonio’s 18th century Spanish colonial missions as a World Heritage Site – the first in Texas. Proudly called Military City, USA®, San Antonio is home to one of the largest populations of active duty military, veterans and crucial military commands. In 2018, the city will celebrate its 300th anniversary, honoring its rich past and a bright future focused on innovation and livability. For more information, visit www.sanantonio.gov>.

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