Community Donation Gets Kids in the Fast Lane to STEM Education

Verizon INDYCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya leads center to education achievement.

By on July 18, 2014

Recently, Houston’s Community Family Centers (CFC) felt a rush of adrenaline when Verizon IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya took the stage. Montoya was on hand to present the CFC with a $10,000 education donation on behalf of Verizon to further science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

For more than 40 years, CFC has dedicated its resources to helping Latino families thrive in the Houston area. “Community Family Centers is thrilled to accept this donation that will help us expand education opportunities for the children in our community,” said Maritza Guerrero, president and CEO of Community Family Center.

Montoya, who drives the No. 2 Verizon Team Penske car in the Verizon IndyCar Series, presented the donation and interacted with families by signing autographs and posing for photos. Throughout his career, Montoya established his commitment to building stronger communities through his work with children and education.

“Growing up in Colombia, education was a big part of my personal development. I’m excited to participate in this donation and partner with Verizon, a company that shares my commitment in advancing education,” said Montoya, who earned a pair of top-10 finishes in the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston the weekend of June 28.

Verizon partners with organizations like Community Family Centers to advance STEM education in the community. This donation is a part of a larger company-wide initiative to give back to the communities Verizon serves and further education to help individuals and families transform their lives.

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