Nissan: Nissan awards $100,000 to Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation for Tennessee’s Imagination Library

Posted on 21. Sep, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan North America has extended a joining to early childhood education in Middle Tennessee by extenuation $100,000 to Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF). Joined by First Lady Crissy Haslam, Nissan presented a check to GBBF President Theresa Carl currently during a reading eventuality during Casa Azafrán Early Learning Center in Nashville, Tennessee, in jubilee of Tennessee’s Imagination Library Week and Nissan’s ongoing support of a Foundation. Nissan has contributed $1.1 million to GBBF given 2005.

The donated supports will be used to yield age-appropriate books any month to preschool children who are enrolled in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library programs in Davidson, Franklin, Rutherford and Williamson counties—the 4 counties where Nissan has operational comforts in a state.

“Nissan sponsors many educational programs to assistance children and girl learn and grow,” pronounced Rebecca Vest, Nissan clamp boss of Corporate Development and Social Responsibility. “There is no improved approach to maintain event in a communities where we live and work than to foster education and a enterprise to learn among children from an early age. We are unapproachable to partner with Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation and Tennessee’s Imagination Library.”


Since a pregnancy in 2004, Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation has distributed some-more than 26.8 million books to preschool children opposite a state of Tennessee. Tennessee’s Imagination Library Week, Sept. 18 to 24, raises recognition of a program’s early childhood education idea and celebrates a accomplishments statewide.

“There is most to applaud about Tennessee’s Imagination Library,” pronounced First Lady Haslam. “Through Nissan and other inexhaustible partners, Tennessee is a usually state in a republic creation a module accessible to all age-eligible children. Enrollment has never been higher, and children are gaining vicious early reading skills that ready them for Kindergarten and minister to a state’s overarching idea to boost literacy.”

Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation supports Tennessee’s Imagination Library module by appropriation 50% of a costs of books and mailing any month. Its idea is to build a substructure for reading and training by books for Tennessee’s children. The efforts of TN’s Imagination Library in delivering over 256,000 books any month to children birth to age 5 in a state, support a TN Department of Education’s  Read to be Ready idea of lifting Tennessee’s third class reading inclination turn to above 75 percent by 2025. Greater early childhood education increases library use and improves altogether educational outcomes.

“We know that early training and reading skills are positively vicious for a child’s success in life,” pronounced Theresa Carl, boss of GBBF. “Thanks to Nissan’s munificence and commitment, some-more than 4 million books have been delivered in Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford and Franklin counties given 2004. Our continued partnership with Nissan by a years has done a poignant impact on enrollment expansion and on a lives of a thousands of children served by this program.”

Currently, usually about 43 percent of Tennessee third graders are reading during or above class level. Studies uncover that students who have not grown simple education skills by a time they enter propagandize are 3 to 4 times some-more expected to dump out of propagandize later. Early childhood education programs lead to early denunciation development, propagandize readiness, on-time graduation and college assemblage in a future.

During a celebration, preschoolers during Casa Azafrán Learning Center were gay to hear Imagination Library stories review to them by First Lady Crissy Haslam and Nissan’s Vice President of Corporate Development and Social Responsibility Rebecca Vest.

 About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations embody automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, placement and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving a sourroundings underneath a Nissan Green Program and has been famous annually by a U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of a Year given 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and a finish line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online during and, or revisit a U.S. media sites and

About a Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation
The Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF) was combined in 2004 to concede Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to be accessible to any child in a state of Tennessee. Children from birth to age 5 are authorised to accept books during no cost to families, regardless of income. With appropriation support from a Tennessee General Assembly, several foundations, particular donors, tiny businesses and a horde of private corporate partners, a GBBF matches all supports lifted by any Imagination Library module in Tennessee – a energetic public-private partnership distinct any other in a U.S. today.

About Casa Azafrán Learning Center
Funded by open and private donations and grants, Casa Azafrán non-stop in Dec 2012 in Nashville, Tenn. and is now home to Conexión Américas and nonprofit proprietor partners such as a American Center for Outreach, American Muslim Advisory Council, Family and Children’s Service, Global Education Center, Financial Empowerment Center, Justice for Our Neighbors, Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition and United Neighborhood Health Services. In addition, several non-resident partners make Casa Azafrán a colourful place for a visual, film, literary and behaving arts, including The Belcourt Theater, Frist Center for a Visual Arts, Nashville Public Library, Nashville Public Television and Nashville Symphony.


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Steve Yaeger
Corporate Communications
Nissan North America
Phone: 615-725-4443

Claire Jones
Communications and Marketing Outreach
Governors Books from Birth Foundation
Phone: 615-350-4355

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