Metallica Has Committed $1.5 Million In Donations To Community Colleges

By Andrew Magnotta @AndrewMagnotta

August 12, 2020

Metallica has committed $100,000 donations to the career and technical education programs of 15 community colleges in the U.S. through the band's All Within My Hands foundation.

"Created in 2019 through a partnership between AWMH and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), ten colleges from communities that support Metallica during the band's recent U.S. tours were selected, with each receiving $100,000 toward programs designed to support students training to enter the American workforce," the foundation said in a statement. "This incredible inaugural year resulted in more than 700 first-wave Metallica Scholars with an overall 80-90% program completion rate, and a 93% job placement for those who completed their certifications/studies!"

The charity also announced a new partnership with Michigan-based Wolverine Footwear and Apparel, which will provide scholarship funding, as well as clothes and boots to students. Three schools, Grand Rapids Community College, Lone Star College and WSU-Tech, will receive a $100,000 joint grant from Wolverine and Metallica Scholars in addition to the other donations.

AWMH added that a recent raffle for a set of metal coffee tables handmade by frontman James Hetfield generated over $75,000 in donations, all of which will benefit three schools with metalworking curricula.

The 15 community colleges to benefit from the Metallica Scholars Initiative are:

  • Alvin Community College, Texas
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Kentucky
  • Polk State College, Florida
  • Valencia College, Florida
  • Westchester Community College, New York
  • Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, Oregon
  • College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois
  • Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Gateway Technical College, Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Lone Star College, The Woodlands, Texas
  • North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
  • Spokane Community College, Spokane, Washington
  • Wichita State University Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology, Kansas

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