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Bill Jacobs Volkswagen donates vehicle to Schurz High School’s Automotive Program


Bill Jacobs Volkswagen, a leading automotive dealership in Naperville, is proud to announce its donation of a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Autobahn to the Schurz High School Automotive Technology program. This donation aims to support the growth and development of aspiring automotive technicians in the local community.

Bill Jacobs Volkswagen was connected with Schurz High School through their partnership with City Year, a renowned education nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students and schools succeed in Chicago. Recognizing the importance of providing students with hands-on experience and cutting-edge resources, Bill Jacobs Volkswagen stepped forward to donate the Jetta GLI Autobahn.

The Schurz High School Automotive Technology program plays a pivotal role in preparing students for careers in the automotive industry. With this donation, students will have access to a modern vehicle enabling them to enhance their skills and gain valuable experience in vehicle maintenance, diagnostics and repair.

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“We are thrilled to contribute to the Schurz High School Automotive Technology program and support the education and growth of future automotive professionals,” said John Grubbs, General Manager at Bill Jacobs Volkswagen. “By providing students with a high-quality vehicle like the Jetta GLI Autobahn, we hope to inspire and empower them to pursue their passion for the automotive industry.”

This donation underscores Bill Jacobs Volkswagen’s commitment to giving back to the local community and investing in the next generation. The dealership has a long-standing tradition of supporting education initiatives and empowering young individuals to achieve their goals.

“We are extremely grateful to Bill Jacobs Volkswagen for their generous donation,” said Gary Tesinsky, Vice Principal of Schurz High School. “This vehicle will greatly enhance our Automotive Technology program and provide our students with real-world learning opportunities. We believe this partnership will make a significant impact on their educational journey and future careers.”

The donation took place at Schurz High School on Wednesday, July 12, allowing students, faculty, and community members to celebrate this exciting milestone. Representatives from Bill Jacobs Volkswagen, and Schurz High School were in attendance to mark the occasion and demonstrate their commitment to empowering local youth through education.

About Bill Jacobs Volkswagen: Bill Jacobs Volkswagen is part of the Bill Jacobs Auto Group, a leading automotive dealership with a legacy of providing the best customer service in and around the greater Chicago area for nearly 70 years. Known for its extensive inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles, exceptional customer service, and commitment to the local community, Bill Jacobs has been serving customers since 1955.

About City Year: City Year is a renowned education nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students and schools succeed in Chicago. With a mission to bridge the gap in high-poverty communities, City Year mobilizes a diverse group of young people as tutors, mentors, and role models to support students’ academic and social-emotional growth.

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