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Community Safety Foundation Donates $50,000 for Makeover Grant

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Feb. 12, 2013—The Community Safety Foundation, funded by AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah Insurance Exchange, has awarded the Collision Repair Education Foundation $50,000 for the Ultimate Collision Education Makeover grant.

The grant will be awarded to a Northern California school with an auto collision repair program. The winning high school or post-secondary school’s collision program will receive $50,000 worth of tools, equipment and supplies.

“In this time of dramatic cutbacks to educational programs of all types, we are pleased to support a technical program that leads directly to more jobs for Northern Californians and improved auto repair services for motorists,” said Rose Guilbault, president of the Community Safety Foundation.

The Ultimate Collision Education Makeover grant was started in 2009 to help auto repair instructors provide strong technical programs in schools. While only one school will receive the grant, other nominees will receive donated supplies, tools and equipment.

“I commend the Community Safety Foundation for stepping in to provide a Makeover grant. The grant will help build a stronger foundation for collision programs by providing the tools necessary for leading-edge collision repair instruction,” said Clark Plucinski, executive director of the Education Foundation. “The Community Safety Foundation’s support will allow us to reach even more instructors and students.”

To learn more about the grant, visit collisioneducationfoundation.org. The deadline to apply is May 31.

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