United Airlines (UAL) has announced it has donated USD 2 million in a grant to non-profit organizations in New Jersey and New York, the company said.
Community Foodbank of New Jersey and Urban League of Essex County and Year Up New York were selected for their work within the local communities that surround Newark Liberty International Airport and their dedication to vital workforce development programs giving people opportunities for the future.
United´s contribution of a half-million dollars to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, which serves the city of Elizabeth and neighboring counties, will support the Food Service Training Academy (FSTA).
The donation of a half-million dollars to Urban League of Essex County will support the development and improvement of a new soft skills program for residents within the city of Newark, New Jersey to support the Newark 2020 Hire. Buy. Live. initiative.
The investment of one million dollars to Year Up New York will support the organization in its efforts to scale the program in New York City and create a pilot software development track, which will include data analytics, software development, and an increased focus on cyber security.
This is the sixth in a series of announcements United is making in all its domestic hub markets over the coming weeks. Each grant is a part of a total of USD 8 million in grants to help address critical needs identified by local leadership in each of its hub market communities — Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Newark/New York and Washington, D.C.
United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 357 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers.