Since graduating from high school back in 2012, Uniqua Allen has struggled with paying for her college courses and has had to stop school and start again more than once. Now, with a little help from heavy metal legends Metallica, she will be able to finish her degree this year. “It literally changed my life,” she said.
The American Association of Community Colleges highlights the Metallica Scholars Initiative in its December 22/January 2023 Community College Journal in a feature called Metal Meets Mettle.
This same time a year ago, Metallica was celebrating their 40th anniversary with two shows at the Chase Center in their hometown of San Francisco, California. Now a year later, Metallica played their final show of 2022 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, benefiting their charity the All Within My Hands Foundation.
On Friday, December 16, Metallica hosted their third Helping Hands Concert & Auction, a project focused on the thrash/metal titans’ All Within My Hands Foundation, which the band formed in 2017 to help combat hunger, provide disaster relief aid and support workforce education around the world.
Last night (December 16), Metallica held a special fundraiser for their All Within My Hands Foundation at L.A.'s Microsoft Theater. Streamed live on Paramount + the three-hour show, opened by Greta Van Fleet and hosted by Jimmy Van Kimmel, found Metallica doing double duty, playing both acoustic and electric for an audience that included Tom Morello, Matt Sorum and more.
The legendary hard rock band have re-teamed with Wolverine for a new collection to celebrate Giving Tuesday.
Shopping for a good cause. Metallica and the 139-year-old boot and clothing brand Wolverine are celebrating Giving Tuesday with a charitable new collaboration. The Wolverine x Metallica Scholars Collection, released Tuesday (Nov. 29), includes a co-branded shirt-jacket, hooded sweatshirt, graphic tee, knit beanie and the return of the Wolverine x Metallica Scholars Hellcat UltraSpring work boot.
Paramount+ today announced that Metallica’s “Helping Hands” concert, which benefits the band’s All Within My Hands foundation, will stream on the service in the U.S. and Canada on Friday, Dec. 16, beginning at 5:30 p.m. PT. Taking place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the third edition of the Helping Hands Concert & Auction will open with a special set from guest Greta Van Fleet followed by a unique set from Metallica.
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. – Northwest Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) hosted its second annual Metallica Scholars Manufacturing Day event on October 26.
Hundreds of students were on campus to learn about eight different types of manufacturing careers. FAME Program Coordinator Allison Mefford told News 19 that this is one of the best ways for students to learn about their options after high school.
MUSCLE SHOALS - Northwest-Shoals Community College will host Metallica Scholars Manufacturing Day Wednesday, October 26, on the Shoals campus from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. The open house networking event will offer opportunity for the community to explore the manufacturing careers possible through NW-SCC.
For the second consecutive year, Columbia Gorge Community College will participate in the Metallica Scholars program, receiving $50,000 to help transform the future of Mid-Columbia students. Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation matched the award to offer $100,000 in scholarships for students enrolled in career-technology training. Funds are also used to purchase toolkits for students in construction trades and advanced manufacturing.
Metallica have announced their third-ever Helping Hands Concert & Auction benefiting the group's All Within My Hands foundation (AWMH) for December 16th in Los Angeles. Established by the band members and their management in 2017, the non-profit organization is focused on supporting sustainable communities through workforce education, the fight against hunger and other critical local services.
Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) was selected from a competitive field of community colleges across the country to receive $100,000 from the Metallica Scholars Initiative, All Within My Hands (AWMH), to transform the future of students in and around Milwaukee.
For the fourth straight year, Gateway Technical College has been named as a recipient of Metallica’s All Within My Hands foundation scholarship and will focus on training in the very in-demand career field of advanced manufacturing.
Clackamas Community College returns for its fourth year as part of the Metallica Scholar program to receive funding to transform the future of students in the community.
Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has been chosen from a highly competitive field of community colleges across the United States to receive $100,000 for training that will transform the future of individuals and the community.
North Idaho College returns for the fourth year as part of the Metallica Scholar program to receive $10,000 to transform the future of students in the community. The NIC Foundation is also matching the $10,000 grant, which NIC was selected to receive through a competitive process involving community colleges across the nation.
Metallica's philanthropic efforts continue in 2022, with the band adding more colleges to their growing Metallica Scholars Initiative after three successful years.
In the first year of the Scholars Initiative, thanks to the metal band's All Within My Hands charity, there was a 90 percent job placement rate for those receiving aid in 2019. The next year, the Metallica Scholars Initiative expand from 10 to 15 schools receiving benefits.
CLINTON – Clinton Community College returns for the second year as part of the Metallica Scholar program to receive $100,000 to transform the future of students in the community.
Since establishing the Metallica Scholars Initiative in 2019, All Within My Hands has been working with the American Association of Community Colleges to provide direct support for career and technical education programs across the US.
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College returns for the third year as part of the Metallica Scholars program to receive $25,000 to transform the future of students in the community.
According to the news release from the college, since establishing the Metallica Scholars Initiative in 2019, All Within My Hands has been working with the American Association of Community Colleges to provide direct support for career and technical education programs across the U.S.
Metallica continue to step up in times of need, and their latest contribution to helping around the world comes in Germany. Last July, massive flooding over a 48 hour period led to widespread destruction and 184 deaths. After hearing of the natural disaster, Metallica issued a limited edition single of "Enter Sandman" designed to raise funds, with over 130,000 € (approximately $137,000 U.S.) being collected for Aktion Deutschland Hilft's relief efforts.
From their endless charity drives to their connection with fans, these days Metallica are definitely metal's good guys.
Per tradition, members of Metallica — including James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, and Robert Trujillo — were in attendance. Hetfield got to throw out the first pitch before picking up his guitar and shredding “The Star-Spangled Banner” alongside Hammett.
This national effort will continue to promote and showcase career and technical education as a pathway to well-paying jobs. AACC is currently accepting proposals for up to 10 member colleges for Cohort 4.
As a musician, Noel Rosa’s resume speaks for itself, but there have been numerous trials and tribulations along the way. Rosa, 55, of Lakeland, takes great pride in finding solutions to his own problems.
Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation has given $500,000 towards the cause of feeding Ukrainian refugees. According to the band, the funds will go to the World Central Kitchen, which is giving meals to millions of people who have left Ukraine as a result of the Russian invasion.
"We are inspired, humbled, and beyond proud to support [the World Central Kitchen] teams," Lars Ulrich said.
Metallica is lending a big hand. The group announced Monday (April 4) that it has donated $500,000 to World Central Kitchen, a non-profit organization that is currently serving meals to Ukrainian refugees, to help kick off its annual Month of Giving early. The rockers donated through their own charitable foundation, All Within My Hands, and it was a follow-up to a $100,000 grant given earlier.
The charity set up by metal legends Metallica has donated $500,000 (£382,000) to help feed Ukrainian refugees amid the Russian war.
The foundation, called the All Within My Hands Foundation, announced it was making the generous donation on Tuesday.
The money is to be sent to the World Central Kitchen which has been on hand to provide meals to people who have fled Ukraine because of the current conflict with Russia.
Metallica is doing its part to help the developing humanitarian crisis in Eastern Europe.
The Bay Area rock group has donated $500,000 to World Central Kitchen, the nonprofit organization run by philanthropist and chef José Andrés, to help feed Ukrainian refugees driven out of their homes by the invasion of Russian forces.
The foundation set up by the metal legends announced yesterday (April 4) that it was making a donation to the World Central Kitchen, which is providing meals for those who have fled Ukraine as the result of the ongoing conflict with Russia.
The money will benefit the World Central Kitchen, with a goal of reaching $1 million
Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation has donated $500,000 to help feed Ukrainian refugees. The money is going to the World Central Kitchen, which is providing meals for millions of people who have fled Ukraine as the country continues to come under attack by Russia.
Through their charitable foundation All Within My Hands, Metallica has donated 100,000 USD to World Central Kitchen (WCK) inspired by their work providing relief to war-torn Ukraine. Metallica has shared a message about their WCK and their decision to help.
CLINTON, IA – Metallica’s greatest hits blared throughout the halls of the Clinton Community College Technology Center during the Metallica Scholars open house Tuesday evening.
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WDRB) -- Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is working to train students to get their CDL and become truck drivers. ECTC President and CEO Juston Pate said the college has had a CDL training program for about three and a half years. But now, the program is expanding and really catching on.
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. — As the demand for CDL drivers increases, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College hosted an information session so community members can learn about the program they offer.
Wolverine is partnering with Metallica’s charitable foundation on a limited-edition boot and apparel collection to benefit students of the skilled trades.
With the title Trade Jobs Rock, Wolverine, and the Metallica Scholar program that provides opportunities to students looking to enter the trades as a career, you can now own Metallica branded Wolverine work gear. And %50 of the proceeds benefit the Metallica Scholars program for future tradespeople.
Welding is an impressively skilled industry to work in. But why do more men pursue the field than women? According to the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau, only 5.5 percent of workers in welding and brazing are women, and only 1.2 percent of automotive service and technicians are women.
HOUSTON, TX -- Lone Star College was selected from a competitive field of community colleges across the country to receive additional funding by Metallica’s All Within My Hands (AWMH). The money will support students while also elevating the importance of career and technical education.
Workwear brand Carhartt has teamed with All Within My Hands, a nonprofit founded by the members and management of heavy metal rock band Metallica, in an effort to recruit a new generation of workers into the trades.
It was a classified ad that started what would become one of the most successful bands in music history back in 1981, and Metallica are hoping that lightning can strike twice, teaming with Carhartt on a campaign inspired by that ad that will hopefully lead to a wealth of successful careers launching through their All Within My Hands foundation's Metallica Scholars Program.
In 2021, All Within My Hands expanded their nationwide Scholars program to include 23 community colleges (up from 15 in 2020 and 10 in 2019) and plan to donate $1.6 Million. These scholarships will directly support people interested in learning the trades & filling essential jobs as skilled workers. Since 2019, The Metallica Scholars program has served over 1,000 students at community colleges across the US.
Metallica's All Within My Hands charitable organization continues to spread the wealth in places of need, with the latest $50,000 donation going to help with relief efforts following a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that rocked Haiti earlier this month.
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Funded by Metallica’s All Within My Hands (AWMH) and led by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the Metallica Scholars Initiative was designed to directly support students while elevating the importance of career and technical education. Metallica continues to use its global platform to speak out on the dignity of professional trades and community colleges that prepare students.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Legendary heavy metal band Metallica is giving back to Grand Rapids — again.
Grand Rapids Community College was granted a third round of scholarship funds from the band to send students through the welding program.
Central Community College in Grand Island received a $100,000 grant through the Metallica Scholars Initiative.
Yes, you read that correctly. Metallica.
Through its All Within My Hands Foundation, the legendary rock band seeks to invest in "the people and places that have supported the band," lifting up career and technical education.
For the third-consecutive year, Central Piedmont Community College was selected to participate in the Metallica Scholars Initiative and receive $25,000 in funding to support its career and technical education programs.
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. — A local community college has been selected to receive $100,000 for the Metallica Scholars Initiative (MSI).
CLINTON, Iowa — Iconic metal band Metallica is awarding a sizable scholarship fund to Clinton Community College through an expansion of one of its charitable initiatives.
Dr. Bill Pink, President of Grand Rapids Community College, joined West Michigan's Morning News to talk about Metallica Scholars' third welding class at GRCC.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- A community college in Nebraska is getting support from a major heavy metal band. Central Community College was selected to receive $100,000 to help transform the future of students.
The money comes from Metallica. The band's goal is to support community colleges across the country and foster interest in professional trades. The Metallica Scholars Initiative is now in its third year.
All profits from every track on The Metallica Blacklist will benefit Metallica’s charitable foundation, All Within My Hands, along with a charity of each artist’s choice.
Metallica have expanded their community college scholars initiative to include 23 schools in 2021, with a planned total donation of $1.6 million via the band’s All Within My Hands Foundation.
Metallica have announced that they are expanding their Metallica Scholars Initiative into a wider number of community colleges in the US.
Metallica and their charitable organization, the All Within My Hands Foundation, have expanded their Metallica Scholars Initiative, which provides funding to community colleges for enhancing career and technical education programs.
Metallica are raising funds for their All Within My Hands Foundation in support of Feeding America and Direct Relief throughout the month of May.
Metallica kicked off their Month of Giving charity initiative last year in conjunction with their All Within My Hands foundation, to help raise funds for charity. Now, the guys are resurrecting the initiative for a new run.
Metallica donated $75,000 to Feeding America to support Texans impacted by last month's disastrous winter storms. The band's All Within My Hands non-profit provided the donation to make sure that food banks in communities impacted by the February blizzards in the South that left millions without power and safe drinking water for weeks could get much-needed aid to those in need of food and supplies.
ORLANDO, Fla. — From scraps of metal, just a few sparks can make a masterpiece - all through welding.
A Valencia College student, Emma-Lynn Ponds, is building so much more than just a career through the art of welding as a Metallica Scholar.
Polk State College students are singing the praises of the heavy metal band Metallica.
Metallica, through its All Within My Hands Foundation, donated $100,000 to the college, which paid tuition for students in Industrial Maintenance and Machining.
Even at their quietest, the talent of Metallica is deafening.
On Saturday, Nov. 14, fans from across the globe logged on to watch the Bay Area’s biggest band perform a special, semi-acoustic concert streamed live from the band’s headquarters in San Rafael. The occasion was Metallica’s second annual benefit concert in support of its charity, All Within My Hands.
When Polk State Machining Instructor James Gibbons informed Williams that full scholarships were available through the Metallica Scholars Initiative for students to participate in the eight-week Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Machining Program, Williams called it a “prudent decision” to sign up.
The College of Lake County’s heavy metalworking program was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from the rock band Metallica, according to a press release.
A prestigious national scholarship recently was awarded to one of College of Lake County’s career and technical education students.
It may just be a coincidence that machinist Bill Watson, an alumnus of Polk State Corporate College’s Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Machining Program, is a lifelong fan of heavy metal band Metallica. But it is no coincidence that Polk State College has received a $100,000 grant from All Within My Hands Foundation to participate in the Metallica Scholars Initiative.
When I was in high school, I didn’t think too much about scholarships. Oftentimes, this was because I was too busy learning Metallica riffs.
More students at Grand Rapids Community College will be able to learn skills needed to rock out in their career, thanks to another big investment by a heavy metal band.
ROCKFORD, Mich. — Michigan-based bootmaker, Wolverine, has partnered with Metallica to launch two special edition work boots that will give 100% of the proceeds to benefit skilled trade workers.
Metallica and footwear company Wolverine have joined forces for two new pairs of boots inspired by the metal act. All proceeds from the collaboration will go toward benefitting trade-school students via the Metallica Scholars Initiative and the band’s All Within My Hands Foundation.
Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation has selected the college to support students who are looking to enter a traditional trade or other applied learning program.
Wolverine, the 137 year old boot brand, and Metallica's nonprofit All Within My Hands (AWMH) are setting out on a different type of U.S. tour to help build the future American workforce.
All Within My Hands Foundation, the nonprofit organisation founded by Metallica, will donate another $295,000 in coronavirus relief grants. The band made the announcement on social media this week.
Papa Het has crafted a set of end tables in his garage in Colorado, and will be raffling them via Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation.
The entertainment industry continues its ramp-up of COVID-19 relief with the latest announcement from the heavy metal band Metallica and its U.S.-based charity All Within My Hands for a “Month of Giving” initiative.
The entertainment industry continues its ramp-up of COVID-19 relief with the latest announcement from the heavy metal band Metallica and its U.S.-based charity All Within My Hands for a “Month of Giving” initiative.
The band’s All Within My Hands foundation are spearheading the initiative, which has been inspired by this week’s #GivingTuesdayNow campaign — which was organised as “a response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19”.
Drummer Lars Ulrich outlines four organizations the band will be supporting throughout the month.
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff spoke with Ulrich this week as part of the Leading Through Change virtual event series. They spoke about connecting with fans from home, getting through this time, and what he’s doing to help others via Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation.
On April 10, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the National Restaurant Association, announced the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund had received an overwhelming 60,000 applications and would be unable to take more applications.
Metallica has launched a new weekly concert series titled Metallica Mondays. The band announced the launch of the new series and promised to bring entire shows from their past onto their YouTube channel and Facebook every Monday.
The GRAMMY-winning rock band, with their All Within My Hands foundation, pledged $750,000 AUD (Australian dollars) to wildlife relief in New South Wales and Victoria.
The band and its All Within My Hands foundation will donate 750,000 Australian dollars, equal to almost $515,000, to the NSW Rural Fire Service and to the Country Fire Authority in Victoria, the area most deeply affected by the fires, to aid in the relief efforts.
Heavy rock legends Metallica are sending more than thoughts and prayers to those battling the bushfire emergency in Australia: they’re sending money.
Manufacturing is facing a growing skills gap that is leaving hundreds of thousands of positions open. The National Association of Manufacturers said a record 522,000 jobs remained open in the sector in September.
North Idaho College’s latest round of Metallica Scholars received their tickets to a brighter future when the college awarded them a total of $92,600 in scholarships at NIC Parker Technical Education Center.
The band played 25 shows this summer and made large donations through its All Within My Hands foundation in each city it visited.
More than a dozen Metallica Scholars celebrated their graduation from Grand Rapids Community College welding program. Students like Uniqua Sparks are now about to embark on their career with no student loans, all thanks to the titans of metal.
"Thank you so much because I wouldn't have been here. I would not have a career, I would not be moving on for my family, my children. They would not be seeing me in success. I'm in awe right now!"
Big gifts to community colleges have grown sharply over the past decade, rising from a single donation of only $2.5 million in 2009 to contributions totaling $53.1 million last year, according to a Chronicle analysis of gifts of $1 million or more.
Gateway received a $100,000 grant from Metallica’s “All Within My Hands” Foundation. The foundation selected the technical college as one of 10 to be the host site of the inaugural Metallica Scholars program, offering a restructured 8-credit course at a highly-reduced cost to students.
Dubbed the Metallica Scholars Initiative, the band is providing ten community colleges around the country with $100,000 to help develop career paths and improve trade skills. According to the American Association of Community Colleges, which partnered with the band, the funds will directly support more than 1,000 students who collectively will become the first cohort of "Metallica Scholars."
The heavy metal band Metallica is about the last place North Idaho College President Rick MacLennan would have expected to find champions of the school’s career-technical education program. “It’s not just a typical scholarship,” MacLennan said. “They’re directing support and resources toward obstacles students would not be able to overcome without this support.”
Metallica made a huge donation to a Manchester-based homeless charity before their sold-out gig at the Etihad Stadium. The heavy metal legends handed over an astonishing £40,000 to Northern Quarter-based Coffee4Craig. Charity boss Hendrix Lancaster said the cash is enough to fund their work for the next 12 months.
Where Metallica leads, the government should follow. While the rest of us were distracted by stories of America’s aristocracy fake-rowing their way into elite colleges, the heavy metal band just made the right kind of donation: $1 million in grants to 10 community colleges ($100,000 per college) to fund career and technical education programs.
For the second time in six months I am at the L.A. Food Bank with one of the biggest rock bands in the world. This past December I was here with members of the Foo Fighters for a barbeque and benefit to raise money for the food bank.
This time I am here on a Wednesday afternoon with Metallica' bassist Robert Trujillo, who is here as part of the "Day Of Service." He is here with dozens of volunteers, sorting foods, packing bags to feed the hungry.
Metallica fans across the United States took a stand in the fight against hunger by volunteering at their local food banks.
When Metallica met with professor, philanthropist and new acquaintance Dr. Edward H. Frank in 2017 to consult on its new All Within My Hands (AWMH) charitable foundation, Frank advised the heavy metal titans to "do no harm" by steering clear of potentially contentious causes.
Meanwhile, Spokane Community College and North Idaho College are getting in on the trend by offering scholarships to students who want to pursue careers in health, information technology and manufacturing. Grants are made available through the Metallica Scholars program, which awarded 10 colleges nationwide including SCC and NIC.
Metallica played “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the sold-out San Francisco Giants’ game against the New York Yankees at Oracle Park yesterday, April 26.
Metallica fans have a chance to give back on May 22, when the band will host their second annual All Within My Hands Day of Service.
Many people don’t know how much the band members have worked to help people throughout their long careers.
Metallica rallied their fanbase in 2018 with the inaugural All Within My Hands Foundation Day of Service. Now they're set to do it again, hoping to build upon the spirit of volunteerism last year.
Metallica and their All Within My Hands Foundation are calling on fans around the country to spend a day volunteering at a local food bank as part of their second annual “Day of Service,” May 22nd.
Singer and guitarist for Metallica, James Hetfield, was greeted with gifts from Grand Rapids Community College on Wednesday.
I had the absolute privilege to see Metallica last night in Grand Rapids. It was my ninth or tenth Metallica show, but they never cease to get off the gas pedal. They ripped.
Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation recently gave $100k to the Grand Rapids Community College to benefit the welding program. Now, other fans of metal are gearing up to rage at Van Andel Arena on March 13th.
Read Jim Harrington's review of the All Within My Hands Helping Hands Concert & Auction.