Nurturing our Future Leaders

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Young girls working on science project at H.B. Fuller Company

H.B. Fuller recognizes the importance of innovation and the power of science to shape our world. We also know how critical it is to support the next generation of scientists and engineers.

At H.B. Fuller, we know that our business is best positioned to succeed when our communities are thriving. That is one of the reasons we build strong relationships with local nonprofit organizations that are working to improve the lives of our neighbors around the world.

We have had a long-term partnership with Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest. In 2019, we were proud to celebrate the grand opening of the H.B. Fuller Innovation Center in JA BizTown, a state-of-the-art experiential learning lab in JA’s new facility, the Junior Achievement James R. and Patricia Hemak Experiential Learning Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

JA BizTown is a fully interactive free-market lab where students in grades 4-6. Students perform specific jobs within 18 different shops, including the H.B. Fuller Innovation Center, each of which offers a consumer product or service. Employee volunteers support the program throughout the year by leading students through their day; helping to foster understanding of how communities work from a variety of perspectives and roles.

Outstanding Volunteer of the Year

H.B. Fuller Employee Volunteer

Joana Monteiro, from our office in Portugal, is living out her values and encouraging others to do the same. Joana identified areas where she wanted to make a difference and has generously acted on improving others’ lives, even while risking her own. From her time in a refugee camp far from home, to supporting neglected animals in her own neighborhood, Joana always finds a way to involve her colleagues in her efforts.