Winning with Math & Science

Education   Environment   Empowerment

Eastman is guided by the trust between the company, employees, shareholders, and the broader community it touches with the goal of making a difference in a material way to all these entities. We recognize the value that business and industry has on education. Eastman MathElites™️ and SciencElites™️ strengthen the education community by providing in depth study of math and science foundational concepts.

Goals of both programs – to incorporate pedagogy, math content, and best teaching practices that matches state curriculum standards. Teachers engage in hands-on activities and presentation of their work in the daily sessions. This allows them to experience learning in a way that we would like to see them teaching their own students. Participants engage in a variety of investigations in the following areas: mathematical processes, numbers and operations, algebra, geometry and measurement, and data analysis, probability and statistics, with topics for investigations driven by the participants, student data, and local and state math standards.

In addition to learning math content, participants explore questions and ideas about their students’ learning, their teaching, and their curricular approaches. Building teacher networks is an additional bonus of this program.

Conserving Ecology

Environment

Eastman advances large-scale, ecological work through its partnership with The Nature Conservancy, one of the world’s leading environmental organizations. We support the conservancy’s global efforts, which include land protection to preserve the habitats of giant pandas in China. We also support the conservancy’s research in nature preserves located in Shady Valley, Tennessee — a rare, high-elevation remnant of the last Ice Age and one of the most ecologically important regions in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

Farm to table

Education   Environment   Empowerment   Economic Development

Eastman Foundation is a corporate partner for Appalachian Sustainable Development, a nonprofit organization that promotes improved access to healthy, garden-grown foods and sustainable agriculture and forestry in areas of Virginia and Tennessee. Currently, ASD supports nine programs that empower farmers and promote sustainability efforts. Eastman Foundation also participates in the ASD’s “Rooted in Appalachia” program by hosting a weekly farmers market at its Tennessee operations and corporate campus. Learn More

Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries

Education   Environment   Empowerment   Economic Development

Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries (CEDC) is a student-led service learning initiative from Clemson University that works with local communities in rural Haiti to develop engineering solutions that improve quality of life. Eastman Foundation is proud to partner with this organization, both through financial support and by sharing employee expertise as mentors to CEDC students.

The Eastman Foundation is offering a matching gift opportunity for our partnership with CEDC in 2016. Help Eastman Foundation and CEDC create viable and meaningful change.

Life Skills and Garden Beds

Education   Environment   Empowerment   Economic Development

The sound of hammers, the smell of fertile soil, and the promise of a bountiful harvest filled the air at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kingsport’s Eastman Center as seven raised garden beds came to life. Made possible by the Eastman Foundation and Appalachian Sustainable Development’s Learning Landscapes program, the raised garden beds support the Boys & Girls Club health and life skills program area. The project provides a tremendous opportunity not only for Club members to get active outdoors but also to learn about gardening and the plants they grow. They will also be able to enjoy the fresh food and flowers that result from their efforts. The impact of educating and inspiring healthy habits can expand beyond Club members to influence healthy habits for their families and the broader community. Learn More