Community Relations | Cypress Semiconductor
Cypress in the Community
At Cypress, we believe in winning. And the same spirit of excellence that drives our company forward also drives our efforts to help build strong, self-sufficient communities. Through our strategic investments in solution-oriented programs, we are partnering with public, educational and non-profit organizations to help address the many challenging issues affecting the communities where our employees live and work.
We take great pride in contributing to our community by making resources available to those in need of food, shelter and support services and we seek opportunities that enable people to become self-sufficient.
More than two-thirds of our corporate giving supports education that encourages careers in the math and science fields. We look for innovative programs that enhance creativity and educational opportunities for citizens of our community. One such program is the Dr. Frank S. Greene Scholars Program founded by the California Alliance of African American Educators (CAAAE). The Frank S. Green Scholars Program (GSP) encourages and supports selected high school students to explore science, math and technology. The program's graduates currently attend colleges throughout the U.S., including Harvey Mudd College, Howard University, Morehouse College, North Carolina A&T University, the University of Bridgeport, Santa Clara University, and the University of California at Davis.
Since volunteerism is an integral component of our philanthropic program, we welcome partnerships with organizations committed to improving our community through volunteerism. At Cypress, we acknowledge that our employee volunteer efforts contribute to the achievement of our business goals.
Cypress strives to improve the quality of life in the communities where we live and work. We strategically sponsor a number of local organizations that support these communities. Second Harvest is one of these strategic sponsors. Every year, Cypress participates in a food sculpture contest, which benefits the Second Harvest Food Bank Corporate Challenge--an event that supports underprivileged citizens in our communities. Employees use their creative and engineering talents to construct unique sculptures using canned and packaged foods in their structures.
Cypress was the original winner of Santa Clara County's Second Harvest Food Bank Corporate Challenge event. In 2008, Cypress won that challenge for the 17th consecutive year.
The Cypress University Alliance
In addition to Cypress's work with secondary education, we are strategic partners at select U.S. universities, where we contribute to technological and curriculum development, in an effort to prepare college students to study and excel in the engineering fields.
For information about the Cypress University Alliance Program, click http://www.cypress.com/cua.