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Moving forward to create a better community for us all

Panasonic has been a purpose-driven company since its inception over a century ago. Our founder, Konosuke Matsushita, knew that at the core of every successful institution is a giving heart. Mr. Matsushita's business philosophy sparked a legacy of fundamental principles that begin with “Contribution to Society” and end with "Gratitude."

In keeping with these core principles, Panasonic is committed to driving positive change through technology. Our Office of Social Impact is helping to achieve this through employee volunteerism, corporate outreach initiatives and strategic philanthropic investments.

Our mission

Our mission is to address the widespread gap between future tech jobs and education in science, tech, engineering, arts and math (STEAM), especially in underserved communities. We are focused on closing the gap to alleviate inequities in educational access by providing Title I schools with access to STEAM education.

We are focused on strengthening and diversifying the tech talent pipeline. We envision a diverse workforce prepared for the global 21st-century economy.

Current initiatives

Today’s students have a bright future ahead of them. To help them fulfill their potential, we’re investing in programs that prepare them for success in the global 21st century. Learn more about how Panasonic is making a difference in the lives of young innovators and creators in the communities across North America where we live and work.

We're investing in NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Camp Skyhook, an immersive outdoor learning experience in the Angeles National Forest that aims to encourage children's interest in STEM.

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To address the lack of computer science education in underserved communities, we're working with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation to launch coding institutes throughout the U.S.

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The Students 2 Science Newark Technology Center seeks to close the gap in STEM education by offering experiential learning programs that improve students' affinity and aptitude for technical careers.

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Employee volunteerism

At Panasonic, we know that communities become stronger through volunteering – that’s why we encourage our employees to follow their passion for giving back by providing five days of paid time off each year to volunteer. We also support employees in helping to identify and plan volunteerism events throughout their communities across North America.

The Panasonic Foundation

The Panasonic Foundation is an operating, non-profit foundation that invests in the incubation of new ideas and the development of public-private partnerships that directly support student achievement. From its creation in 1984, the Panasonic Foundation has been deeply rooted in advancing equity as the driver to improve the academic and social success of ALL students. The goal is to provide disadvantaged students with the skills and credentials they will need to lead fulfilling and successful lives in a global 21st-century economy.