Many thanks to all of our Community Partners for making possible the engineering curriculum and special programs at A. J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering. You are our partners in success, making a difference in the lives of our students.
Fluor Corporation is one of the world's largest, publicly owned engineering, procurement, construction, and maintenance services companies. Greenville is home to one of Fluor’s major offices. Committed to education and community enhancement, Fluor and the Fluor Foundation are major partners of AJW.
- Fluor eWeek showcases the breadth of Fluor’s engineering activities throughout the world with hands-on engineering activities for every AJW student
- Fluor Foundation is the major sponsor of AJW’s school-wide Lego Robotics program and its FIRST Robotics Teams (1st-5th grades)
- Fluor supports STEM education and STEM literacy for all grades
- Fluor volunteers provide a variety of hands-on support for throughout the year
- Fluor’s Emerging Leaders Group provides a Hands On Greenville (HOG) Day volunteer team
- And more!
GE Energy is one of the world’s leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies. In Greenville since 1968, GE Energy has a history of supporting educational innovations and developing unique programs to foster student interest in math and science. They are a major partner of AJW.
- GE eWeek focuses on alternative energy with each grade learning about a different environmentally-positive energy source or technology
- GE is a major resource for STEM education and equipment
- GE provides program support for at-risk students
- GE volunteers provide expertise and a variety of hands-on support for throughout the year
- And more!
The Greenville Drive is a minor league baseball team that plays in downtown Greenville, South Carolina at Fluor Field. They are a Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox and a member of the South Atlantic League and much more. The Drive is a major force for good in the community and a major AJW partner.
- Hosts annual Back-To-School kick-off event and fundraiser, “AJW Night at Fluor Field”
- The Greenville Drive is a major supporter of AJW STEM education and healthy lifestyle initiatives
- The Drive sponsored the “STEM in the GYM” program that integrates simple machines and PE
- The Drive partners with AJW on the “Physics of Baseball”
- AJW is a major participant in the Drive’s “Reading All-Stars”
- And more!
For over 100 years Hubbell has excelled at creating products that are technologically advanced and achieve the highest levels of performance in the industry. Headquartered in Greenville, Hubbell ranks among the top lighting companies in the world and is a leader in sustainable, “green” lighting solutions.
- Hubbell Lighting eWeek illustrates the variety of lighting solutions and electrical engineering with activities ranging from a scavenger hunt to AC/DC circuitry
- Hubbell Lighting partnered with AJW to bring the first-ever float sponsored by an elementary school to life at the Greenville Poinsett Christmas Parade
- Hubbell volunteers work with AJW throughout the year to provide expertise and mentoring
- And more!
Jacobs Engineering provides industrial maintenance, fabrication, construction and maintenance management technology to primary process industries. Their engineers support AJW in several ways.
- Jacobs eWeek showcases the work of professional engineers through curriculum-based lessons
- Jacobs supports AJW’s Engineering curriculum and STEM programs
- Jacobs volunteers built pathways and access steps in the garden through the United Way
- And more!
The Ray and Joan Kroc Salvation Army Corps Community Center provides opportunities positive, life-changing experiences through: art, athletics, personal development, and community service. AJW is the only school in the country to share a campus with a Kroc Center.
- AJW’s Robot Playground and Community Garden are on Kroc Center property and are a shared resource benefitting the entire community
- AJW students enjoy instruction in Soccer, Tennis, First Tee Golf and Dance at no charge
- AJW third grade students take Swimming Lessons at Kroc Center
- AJW hosts Kroc Center adult learning classes in the evening, after school activities are done
- Kroc Center Boys and Girls Club uses AJW facilities after hours and in the summer
- A thriving partnership for all concerned
Michelin’s mission is to make a sustainable contribution to progress in the mobility of people and goods. Michelin has a big presence in Greenville, not just through its commercial, industrial and research activities; but also through its deep commitment to community service and public education.
- Michelin eWeek teaches the engineering of mobility from tire molding to handmade rockets
- Michelin provided SMART tables for AJW’s youngest learners
- Michelin celebrates National Reading Day with read-to-me and new books for kindergarten
- Michelin sponsors the first grade Engineering Broadway series
- Michelin Passport teaches second graders about geography and international business
- Michelin supports tutoring and afterschool programs for at-risk 3rd-5th grade students
- And more!
The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing professional licensure for engineers and surveyors. NCEES has provided funding for engineering activities and programs at AJW as well as PE-certified engineers for mentoring, tutoring and hands-on activity support.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is the premier organization for promoting the art, science, and practice of mechanical engineering throughout the world. There are approximately 750 members in the ASME Greenville Section. ASME supports A. J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering by sponsoring programs and materials and by providing volunteer engineers for a variety of school activities and programs.
For more than six decades, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. The organization is centered around a passion for their members' success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's exciting engineering and technology specialties. SWE sponsors AJW’s “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” breakfast program and offers volunteers for engineering activities.
The Kiwanis Club is a global organization of members of every age who are dedicated to changing the world, one child at a time. The Kiwanis' model is "Serving the Children of the World." The Kiwanis Club of Greenville supports the students of AJW through sponsoring the Terrific Kids program. Terrific Kids is a student recognition program that promotes character development, self-esteem, and perseverance.
Bon Secours St. Francis Health System’s mission is to bring compassion to healthcare and to be good help to those in need. In fact, “Bon Secours” literally translates to the words “good help.” As mutual advocates for healthy living and community enrichment, St. Francis and AJW have established a dynamic partnership. St. Francis supports swimming lessons for AJW third grade students at the Kroc Center, and is involved in the school’s healthy lifestyles and community health programs.
Valued Business & Community Partners
A. J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering owes much of its success to a wide variety of private donors, corporations, government agencies and NGOs. Many thanks to all of our amazing partners!
- Anonymous (multiple)
- Aerie Engineering
- Arbor Engineering
- Bank of America employees
- Breathe Better (B2)
- Brookwood Church
- Carolina Foothills Garden Club
- Certus Bank
- Charter Media
- Duke Energy
- EnTech 281
- Gardening for Good
- GHSRM – Greenville Society for HR Mgmt Greenville Forward
- Greenville Technical College
- Greenville Water System
- Hartness International
- Jackson Marketing Group
- JHM Hotels
- LDI Reproprinting of Greenville
- Live Well Greenville
- Lockheed Martin
- Metropolitan Arts Council
- NAI Earle Furman
- Our Upstate SC / Clean Air Upstate
- Peace Center
- Resource Management
- St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
- SMART Technologies
- SC Dept. of the Environment
- Ten at the Top
- United Way
- Wal-Mart (Berea)
- Whole Foods