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Inside Connect Up

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Our strategic partners

Explore our impact

Lifelong learning

We believe that safeguarding the future of aerospace and defense begins with nurturing the endless curiosity that leads to lifelong learning. By partnering with leading organizations that cultivate STEM skills, innovation, and diverse thinking, we are connecting with students to expand the scope of what’s possible and building a career-ready, diverse talent pipeline for the workforce of the future.

Our initiatives in practice

Changing perceptions about programmers: Our partnership with Girls Who Code

Students from NAF get an up-close look at a Pratt & Whitney engine as part of their internship

Building the STEM talent pipeline: Our partnership with NAF

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Breaking barriers to STEM careers: Our partnership with SMASH

At the International Rocketry Challenge, an all-girls team soars

Honoring service

We connect with and support the men and women who keep us safe every day by investing in programs that help veterans identify career opportunities as they transition to the civilian workforce, keep military families connected, and inspire their children through STEM education to become the innovators of the future.

Our initiatives in practice

Chris Ricks graduated from Harvard Business School in May 2022, with support from the Raytheon Missiles & Defense SPY-6 scholarship program for U.S. Navy student veterans. (Photo: Chris Ricks)

Catching up with the SPY-6 scholars

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For women veterans, a chance to lead and grow

Supporting communities

We are committed to driving local community impact through strategic investments and partnerships that address social welfare issues to create a more equitable and secure future generations. We seek to connect deeply with the communities where we live and work to provide the resources needed to help them thrive.

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$500 million

RTX's investment in Connect Up
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10 year

long-term commitment to strategic partners

Our initiatives in practice

Feeding America

How RTX has scaled up its social responsibility work

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Engineers Without Borders: Helping communities meet their needs around the world

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Donation requests

RTX considers new grant requests from nonprofit organizations annually between June 1 and August 2.

RTX Charitable Giving Requests