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Boeing announces Australian and New Zealand 2023-24 community partners 

• Veteran, student and sustainability organisations among recipients 

SYDNEY, Australia, Feb. 26, 2024 — Inspiring students to consider STEM pathways, supporting veteran communities, uplifting First Nations’ youth and contributing to sustainable greening projects, are among the focus areas for the latest round of Boeing’s Australia and New Zealand community grants.  

“We’re deliberate about partnering with and investing in organisations where we can create tangible value and real outcomes in the communities where we live and work,” said Maria Fernandez, president of Boeing Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific. 

“As well as giving back, our employees benefit personally from our partnerships – whether it’s helping a student to discover aviation applications for maths and science or providing care and advice to a veteran transitioning into a civilian job.” 

Volunteers planting Boeing volunteers planting native grasses with Greening Australia.

The 2023/2024 Boeing Global Engagement programs include:

  • Soldier On’s national Mentoring Program which links industry professionals with former Defence personnel. Mentors include Boeing employees who guide participants in securing employment as they transition into civilian life.
  • We are helping recognise the military service of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through the Australian War Memorial acquisition project of artworks by First Nations’ artists that depicts and commemorates their Defence of Country.
  • Our STARS Foundation partnership expands the establishment of in-school mentoring programs that support First Nations’ girls and young women complete Year 12 and transition into work or further study.
  • The Clontarf Foundation creates Academies embedded within schools to help young First Nations’ men transition to meaningful employment and achieve better life outcomes. Our support, which includes individual mentorship, contributes to the program’s focus on building self-esteem, confidence and a fulfilling future. 
  • In supporting FIRST NZ, we’re helping introduce mentor-based programs engaging students throughout New Zealand in science, engineering and technology, using Lego robotics challenges.
  • Our partnership program with the Y Canberra Space Squad engages primary age students, aged 5 to 12, in real-world problem solving across the space and technology industries.
  • Re-Engineering Australia Foundation (REA) in schools’ program provides students aged 10 to 18 with the skills and knowledge required to pursue careers in the space industry, as well as in broader STEM related fields.
  • Our Boeing Australian Youth Aerospace Association partnership amplifies the pathways for youth to establish the skills and interests leading to rewarding careers in the aerospace industry.
  • Boeing volunteers have enthusiastically participated in Greening Australia which delivers large-scale landscape restoration across the country protecting our flora and fauna. 

About Boeing Australia 

After more than 96 years, Boeing Australia is the leading aerospace company in the region. Our 4800+ employees work across the broadest aerospace portfolio in Australia, including advanced manufacturing, defence, services, and research and development. We have a thriving Australian supply chain supporting our operations, and we're proud to partner with great organisations that support veterans, STEM and the communities we live and work in.

Volunteers planting High school students building a rocket as part of the Boeing and Australian Youth Aerospace Association community partnership.


Natacha Dobrovolsky
Boeing Australia Holdings
+61 422 679 247