Through our global cause initiative, HARMAN Inspired, we work with innovative nonprofit partners in Music and STEM to empower the next generation to realize their possibilities.

MUSIC

Inspiring young people through contemporary music education.

At HARMAN, we believe in the power of music to inspire each of us to realize our possibilities. With our long history in music innovation, HARMAN and its employees apply our expertise, time and technologies to make a positive impact in the lives of young people. Through HARMAN Inspired, we bring contemporary music education to students of all ages. We do this by partnering with leading nonprofits around the world. In the U.S., HARMAN is the lead Technology Partner for Little Kids Rock, a leader in modern music education. Together, we launched the Jam Zone – an innovative online tool providing free music instruction to kids and adults of all ages. In India, China, Germany and Hungary, HARMAN collaborates with music education organizations to enhance and modernize their youth programs. In addition, HARMAN supports key music industry staples such as NAMM and AES as well as the brilliant and impactful work of our brand ambassadors like A.R. Rahman and Linkin Park.

TECHNOLOGY

TECHNOLOGY

Inspiring young people through relevant, hands-on STEM learning experiences.

We believe that all young people should have the opportunity to learn a robust set of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills to succeed. Numerous studies have shown, and our employees across the globe have seen, how important early access to STEM education is for providing career pathways for our future generations. As a connected technologies company, HARMAN is passionate about advancing the STEM education arena and bringing our technology expertise, resources and inventive drive to young people across the globe. Through HARMAN Inspired, we support nonprofit programs and universities that deliver cutting-edge, relevant STEM skills-building experiences. In the U.S., HARMAN partners with the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College on their Formula Hybrid competition. In addition to sponsorship, HARMAN engineers provide their unique expertise in the area of smart and connected vehicles to advise teams at universities situated around the globe. HARMAN also invests in innovative programs and competitions with leaders such as the XPrize, the Wadhwani Foundation and the Society of Women Engineers.

SERVICE

Engaging in impact-driven volunteerism across the globe to improve lives

Our employees have a long held passion for supporting the communities where we live and work through individual and team activities. HARMAN's offices around the globe address local needs by applying our expertise, conducting hands-on service, hosting food and clothing drives and organizing fundraisers to advance critical social issues with nonprofits of all sizes. Through HARMAN Inspired, employees participate in diverse "Signature Days" that focus on specific issues such as music education, STEM and climate change. We also come together to tackle pressing challenges brought to us by our nonprofit partners. These service activities authentically leverage our employees' interests, our reach and our inventive drive throughout the year. Hour of Code, International Women's Day, Make Music Day and Earth Day are just some of our focused events where we seek to create change. Service is one important way HARMAN connects its employees across the world, builds leadership and collaboration skills and gives back to our local communities.

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ABOUT HARMAN INSPIRED

HARMAN Inspired is HARMAN’s global cause initiative empowering the next generation to realize their possibilities through the power of music, technology and service.

Too many young people do not have access to the education and opportunities they need to reach their potential. In collaboration with leading nonprofits around the globe, HARMAN connects young people to diverse experiences that inspire them to learn critical STEM skills, foster their creativity and open their eyes to potential careers by combining the power of music and technology with corporate social responsibility activities.

ABOUT HARMAN INSPIRED IN INDIA

Music

HARMAN has a long-term relationship with A.R. Rahman’s KM Music Conservatory, a music college based in Chennai, by supporting their ‘Sunshine Orchestra’ project – a program specifically designed to impart free music education to talented children from less privileged backgrounds.

The brainchild of the maestro himself, the Sunshine Orchestra has identified, selected and trained more than 100 students from economically underserved sections of the society; otherwise having no access to music instruments, training or guidance. These students have undergone rigorous training on western classical music from various legends in this field. The project aims to train more than 200 such students in the next 2 years.

Theatre

HARMAN has pledged support to one of India’s foremost theatre, Ranga Shankara, a world-class auditorium based in Bengaluru. Founded in memory of the hugely talented theatre, film and television actor, Late Shri Nag, Ranga Shankara is dedicated to nurturing the art of theater by making it more accessible to the masses.

Environment

HARMAN supports an enormous tree-planting effort in the city of Pune, Maharashtra. The initiative is aimed at rehabilitating vast swathes of barren land in the region through carefully planned and sustained afforestation. Over 10,000 medicinal trees have been planted as a part of this initiative. A lot of effort and planning by our colleagues goes into nurturing, watering and caring for these trees and saplings since water is in short-supply in the region.

Supporting the Underserved

HARMAN extends its support to a variety of organizations that empower the underserved members of Indian society. It supports hundreds of children in NGOs across the country by funding their education and daily upkeep, thus empowering them to create a brighter future for themselves.

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