Luxury auto brand Genesis has awarded $500,000 to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Brentwood in support of arts education and youth community programs.

The gift, announced Feb. 13, continues Fountain Valley-based Genesis Motor America’s two-year commitment to innovative education in communities, the company said in a statement. Genesis is the luxury brand of Hyundai Motor America.

The grant will fund education initiatives to benefit Title 1 high school students in Los Angeles and surrounding communities. The initiatives are expected to serve thousands of Title 1 and underserved students in the program at the Getty Center, with potentially thousands more joining the experience online.

J. Paul Getty Director Timothy Potts said in the statement that the partnership would foster community building through exploring the arts.

“Our youth today face more challenges than ever,” Potts said. “The important program we are spearheading with Genesis’ generous support helps teens learn beyond the classroom…We applaud the company’s commitment to supporting arts education.”

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