The heavy metal band Metallica is donating $1 million to 10 community colleges to boost their career and technical education certificate programs. Founded in 1981 in Los Angeles, the San Francisco-based group is making the gift through its All Within My Hands foundation, launched last February “to enrich the lives of members of the communities who have supported the band for years,” according to the foundation’s website. Among its goals is supporting workplace education.
Metallica is coordinating the donation with the American Association of Community Colleges, a nonprofit advocacy organization for 2,200 two-year associate degree-granting community colleges and their 12 million students. In a news release announcing the donation, the band said that the 1,000 students it expects to help will become the first “Metallica Scholars.”
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