|By Business Wire||
|May 16, 2014 09:18 AM EDT||
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) has named Samsung as the recipient of its 2014 Corporate Leadership Award, for the company’s programs supporting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning outside the classroom in a hand-on, community-based way.
The award, which was created in 2012 to recognize companies that are committed to the development of both children and communities, honors Samsung’s efforts to encourage youth to use STEM skills to creatively tackle an issue in their back yard through the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow program – a nationwide education competition for public schools in the United States.
“Samsung and the Children's Museum share a spirit of innovation. We like to make things, we like to vision new products, we like to encourage children to do that. That spirit of innovation, of creativity is vital to the business that Samsung has become a leader in,” said CMOM Executive Director Andrew Ackerman. “It is vital to CMOM’s mission to enable kids to have the opportunity to be creative, to see themselves as innovators, and to have the self-perception that they can create something and make it happen. That shared vision of innovation, ties us together with Samsung very tightly.”
Ackerman presented the award to Samsung Electronics America on Thursday at the CMOM spring gala in New York.
“At Samsung we are dedicated to helping children share the wonder of life, learning and the communities where they live,” said Ann Woo, director of corporate citizenship at Samsung Electronics America. “We are honored to receive the Corporate Leadership Award from the Children’s Museum of Manhattan for our work to encourage community-based learning and student interest in science, technology, engineering and math.”
As a global leader in technology, Samsung constantly leverages its assets and expertise to inspire creativity and engagement in STEM subjects among today’s students. The Solve for Tomorrow contest is part of Samsung Hope for Children, the company’s philanthropic initiative focused on helping children lead healthier, smarter and more sustainable lives. Since 2002, Samsung and its partners have provided cash, technology and volunteer hours to more than 750 schools and community organizations in the United States.
About the Children’s Museum of Manhattan
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) is the vibrant home to 350,000 visitors a year from all segments of the NYC community and tourists from around the world. The museum’s educational mission in early childhood education, creativity, health and culture thrives within their home on 83rd Street and at 50 outreach sites in low-income communities across the city as well as through national initiatives with leading authorities and government agencies. Child development is at the core of CMOM’s values and mission and their vision is to be the bridge that connects children and adults in the community, school and home in order to prepare our children for the global world in which they live. For details regarding all of CMOM’s programs and initiatives, please visit www.cmom.org.
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