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The Dolan Class Project Changed My Life, and It Can Change Your Child’s Classroom!

I am a twenty-eight-year-old woman learning to navigate the automotive world one day, more like one hour, at a time. As the Community Outreach Coordinator for Dolan Auto Group, I spend my days running, literally, back and forth between our four dealerships engaging with managers, customers, production crews, coworkers, our advertising agency, non-profit organizations, teachers and community members in need. To be honest, this is not what I had imagined I would be doing when I walked across the stage at my college graduation. In fact, it is better!

I never thought of the auto industry when I pictured my future because it never crossed my mind that my skill set, complete with non-profit experience and a background in public relations, could be a good fit - let alone needed. I was wrong.

Unique to many auto groups around the nation, Dolan Auto Group loves to engage in community outreach and help meet the needs of those in Reno. Due to that fact, I have the privilege of utilizing the same skill set that I thought would be obsolete in the automotive realm to help people in our community every single day.

Each year Dolan participates in hundreds of partnerships, big and small, across the community. The partnership closest to my heart and the reason I was drawn to this company in the first place is the one we have with local schools. I consider myself lucky to work with a team of people who care about our youth and dedicate at least one large project each year to assisting them in their education.

The Dolan Class Project, which originated in 2013, has morphed and evolved year after year to fit the needs of our schools and classrooms.

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2018 is no exception! We’ve added a second Fall project this year! We’ll be awarding a share of $60,000 to 11 different classrooms. Ten classrooms will receive $5,000 each, and one classroom will receive $10,000.


  • SUBMISSIONS: Submit your Dolan Class Project video with all the required fields.COMMUNITY VOTING: Community voting will occur from Midnight on Monday, October 22 through 11:45pm on Monday, October 29, 2018. Check back then to place your vote. These votes will determine the one $10,000 grand prize winning classroom. (The grand prize winning classroom is not eligible to receive an additional $5,000 determined by the teacher voting.)TEACHER VOTING: Teachers who submit a classroom project, and are approved, will be emailed an access code after October 19th and will have the opportunity to vote to determine which 10 classrooms will receive $5,000 each. Teacher voting will also occur from Midnight on Monday, October 22 through 11:45pm on Monday, October 29, 2018.

If you are a mom reading this, please contact your child’s teacher and invite them to participate. If you are a teacher, please join the movement. If you are passionate about Reno and the surrounding communities, stay tuned as an explosion of community involvement is about to erupt led by our youth. Get more details here.

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Ashton Hutton is the Community Outreach Coordinator for Dolan Automotive Group.


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