Vehicles For Change

Join us and other ASOTU participants and collaborators in supporting Vehicles for Change. Since 1999, Vehicles for Change has provided the tools necessary to achieve financial stability for families through our car donation and reentry internship programs.

Give the Gift of a Second Chance

At the core of every community in America is a rich relationship with the dealer network spanning the country. Because of this deep connection with community, dealers have long sought the good of the communities they are a part of. Giving back locally, nationally, and internationally is a theme across the dealer network and is one of the many reasons why franchise retail automotive is such a crucial industry within our economy.

In the spirit of all the dealers ASOTU represents, we want to bring our community together to give back in a unique way during ASOTU CON.

Vehicles for Change turns overlooked potential into thriving professionals. They empower individuals by bridging the gap between talent and opportunity through the Full Circle Auto Repair and Training Center. This unique employer-driven initiative provides returning citizens and those with multiple barriers to employment with paid training in the automotive industry. 

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Your Donation Supports

  • Tools & Equipment: Help provide industry-standard tools and technology to ensure interns receive top-notch, hands-on training.
  • Expert Instruction: Your donation provides the program with experienced instructors for state-of-the-art training.

  • Intern Stipends: Paid training helps alleviate financial pressures during the training period, allowing them to concentrate on learning new skills.
  • Career Support & Job Placement: Vehicles for Change provides wrap-around services and job placement in the automotive industry, a crucial step towards their self-sufficiency.
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Your Donation Impacts

  • Reduce Recidivism: The program achieves a recidivism rate of less than 2.0%, effectively reducing reoffending and the societal costs of incarceration while promoting safer communities.
  • Economic Empowerment: Formerly justice-involved citizens who support themselves financially, improve economic stability, and free up public funds for other crucial societal needs.
  • Increased Job Opportunities: With a high demand for skilled automotive technicians, the program provides equitable job opportunities to meet the industry's shortage.
  • Boosted Self-Esteem: Graduates proudly acquire a new trade, support their families and children, and contribute positively to society with enhanced self-confidence and personal growth.
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Get your tickets now for this energizing collaboration!