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Cisco VIDEO | Empowering New Orleans’ Youth with Digital Skills

by Charu Adesnik, Deputy Director, Cisco Foundation
Blog

As Deputy Director of the Cisco Foundation, I am fortunate to be at the center of investing our technology, expertise, and cash grants to empower global problem solvers that make a positive impact on our world. Last year alone, our investments in innovative digital solutions positively impacted 154 million people in some of the most economically underserved parts of the world. We are committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025 and have reached 232 million people to date.  

Cisco and CARE Invest in Tomorrow’s Global Problem Solvers

by Harbrinder Kang, Senior Director, Corporate Affairs
Blog

Innovative ideas are everywhere, from Silicon Valley’s corporate offices to dorm rooms across the United States. They can be small or large; local or global; old or new. Incubators, classrooms, and garages around the world house what could be the “next big thing.”

But without an initial investment to fund the design — and the ability to scale — many of these products and solutions never become a reality.

An Experience of a Lifetime at Super Bowl LII

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Teaching digital skills to young people is at the core of our partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. One Club member, Anaa Jibicho, had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see those skills in action at Super Bowl LII, and to shadow members of the NBC Sports team as they used leading-edge technology to deliver the biggest game of the year. Read about his experience below.

By Anaa Jibicho
Blog

Teaching digital skills to young people is at the core of our partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. One Club member, Anaa Jibicho, had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see those skills in action at Super Bowl LII, and to shadow members of the NBC Sports team as they used leading-edge technology to deliver the biggest game of the year. Read about his experience below.

Barclays Partners With Northern Powerhouse to Address the Skills Attainment Gap

Blog

A Barclays colleague, who had joined the organisation as an apprentice, took centre stage in promoting private sector efforts to close the education and skills gap between north and south this week.

Systemic Investments in Equity, Talent & Tech: Equity Along the Spectrum

Senior Director of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech
Blog

The Systemic Investments in Equity, Talent, and Tech Accelerate Community has taken a deep dive into the structure and objectives of individual programs focused on tech equity in the portfolios of its members. The objective of the CECP community is to develop a framework that can render corporate efforts in tech equity more impactful.

Case Study Snapshot: U.S. Postal Service Case Study

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Asif Ansari, Manager of Environmental Compliance and Risk Management, explains how the United States Postal Service evaluated its unique software requirements, and selected a path to best meet its needs.

Smithfield Foods Supports Its Local Communities Through Educational Giving

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Smithfield Foods, Inc. has recently made several contributions to support the communities in which it operates and its employees live in order to further the education of future generations.

Butler Avenue Elementary School - Clinton, NC

Smithfield Foods contributed $7,400 to Butler Avenue Elementary School. The donation provides funds to supply second and third grade level students with Chromebooks for in-class use, which help advance students for grade-level requirements and beyond. 

Citi Community Development Announces $2.6 Million Investment in Collaboration with 12 Municipalities and Regions, to Support Free Tax Preparation Services

Citi’s investment will expand awareness of Earned Income Tax Credits and availability of high quality free tax preparation services in 12 cities and regions across the country
Press Release

NEW YORK, January 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Citi Community Development announced today a $2.6 million investment to support free tax preparation services for eligible workers in major cities and regions across the country. Launched on National Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day, the investment will support municipal efforts to expand awareness, access and capacity of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites during the 2018 tax season.

Boys & Girls Clubs’ Website for Kids Seeks to Bridge Digital Divide

By Stell Simonton
Article

Since September, Boys & Girls Club members can access the new site MyFuture.net site from anywhere on a computer, smartphone or tablet, can share their media projects and “like” others’ projects. Activities on the site are integrated into club activities; kids can earn digital badges. Using the site allows kids to gain digital skills and interact with others.

VMware Recognized as an Innovative Global Leader in China

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VMware’s comprehensive and industry-leading services and solutions made a big impact in China in 2017, earning 12 social honors from commercial, IT, consumer media, and local authorities. While cloud technology is empowering enterprises to achieve business success in today’s multi-cloud era, VMware's sustainability initiatives and new experience center will continue to encourage the company’s brand growth and enhanced reputation in China. 

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