Automotive supplier Lear Corp. is making a big investment into improving local public schools -- and it's challenging other companies to do the same. According to Crain's Detroit Business, the Southfield, Mich.-based company will spend up to $1.5 million over the next three years to launch a tutoring program at J.E. Clark Preparatory Academy. The money will primarily be used to pay older students from nearby East English Village Preparatory Academy to tutor pupils in younger classes at J.E. Clark. The participating student tutors will make minimum wage. The project was the idea of Lear CEO Matt Simoncini, a former student at Clark Academy. He hopes other companies follow suit and sponsor Detroit schools of their own, according to Ryan Kelly's story in Crain's. Congratulations to Lear for getting involved in its community.
A big investment in Detroit schools
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