Our Economic Empowerment Programs
We strengthen our hometown and multicultural communities through higher education, entrepreneurship, job creation and workforce readiness initiatives that empower people for economic success.
MillerCoors is a founding sponsor of the ¡Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund, which invests in Latino students over the age of 21 through scholarships, internship opportunities and leadership training programs. ¡Adelante! is paving the future for academic success by breaking the trend of Hispanic students dropping out of college.
Since 1993, MillerCoors has invested $5.8 million in ¡Adelante!, including $250,000 in 2015 to fund 30 scholarships and support national and regional leadership institutes in five U.S. cities. Participants attended career fairs where MillerCoors posted full-time positions, received leadership training and development, and were trained in resume and job interview skills.
See some of our scholarship winners in the Miller Lite Brewed to Be Bright Video Series.
Coors Light Líderes
Coors Light Líderes honors the importance of leadership in the Hispanic community and works to help up-and-coming Latino leaders to go further. Since 2006, the Líderes program has supported, honored, and highlighted emerging Latino leaders through grants, sharing of leadership skills, networking events, online resources and community partnerships.
Alberto Avalos was selected as Coors Light 2016 Líder of the Year. Avalos has dedicated his life to developing the next generation of Latino and Latina software engineers. With the $25,000 grant from Coors Light, he plans to expand the technology program and make it possible for more underrepresented minorities to have access to STEM training and other leadership development programs. Avalos was among 12 outstanding Latino leaders nominated by local and national nonprofit organizations for their leadership and contributions to their communities. The Coors Light team is delighted to recognize his work and partner with him on a program that will benefit the Latino community.
For more information, please visit coorslightlideres.
MillerCoors Business and Beer
In 2018, MillerCoors continues to empower entrepreneurs and small business communities across the country by evolving the Miller Lite Tap the Future program into MillerCoors Business and Beer (B&B), a national after-work networking series that empowers aspiring entrepreneurs and business professionals. This unique program is an educational business experience designed to celebrate people and organizations shaping today's American business landscape. To learn more, read the program messages.
Entrepreneurs across the country are invited to connect and collaborate with like-minded professionals. Visit the Beer & Business website to learn more!
Thurgood Marshall College Fund
MillerCoors is the founding corporate sponsor of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), an organization that supports and represents nearly 300,000 students attending its 47 member-schools that include public historically black colleges and universities and law schools. MillerCoors provides funds for four-year scholarships to undergraduate students and supports TMCF’s Teacher Quality and Retention Program.
Additionally, MillerCoors supports TMCF’s Leadership Institute, where hundreds of students come together to engage in workshops and interact with corporations, like MillerCoors, seeking top-tier candidates for employment. MillerCoors has extended its partnership with TMCF through 2018 and will invest $1.2 million over the next three years.