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IT Paves a Pathway Out of Poverty in South Africa

A Cisco Networking Academy Success Story
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When a young girl in South Africa discovered her passion for technology, she found a way out of poverty for herself and her family. Ntombozuko (Soso) Luningo guides a new generation of students toward economic empowerment and self-reliance with the Cisco-sponsored Learnership program using the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum.

IT Training Center Awakens a Passion for Technology

Dare to Dream Big

The film Dream Big: Engineering Our World gives insight to the capabilities and creative imagination of the many unsung heroes in engineering
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Upon first consideration, it might not seem the stuff of grand cinematic adventure. But could engineering secretly be an exciting, creative, heroic realm where the optimists of today are creating the life-saving, world-altering marvels that will make for a safer, more connected, more equal and even more awe-inspiring tomorrow?

ACI Sustainability Report: “Bold Collective Actions” Needed for Transformational Change

American Cleaning Institute Report, “Foundations for Transformation,” Showcases Steps Industry is Taking to Tackle Most Critical Issues
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  • CEO Melissa Hockstad Calls Upon Industry to “Consider Bold Collective Actions…to Drive Momentum” on Sustainability
  • “Cost of Non-Participation Will Eventually Catch-up to Those Who Sit on the Sidelines”
  • 4th Sustainability Report Data Show Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Increase in Renewable Energy Use
  • Record 37 ACI Member Companies Contribute to Sustainability Metrics Program 

New York High School Students Win 2017 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize

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RYE BROOK, N.Y., July 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology and solutions company, congratulates Rachel Chang and Ryan Thorpe of Manhasset, NY, the 2017 winners of the United States Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP), the most prestigious youth award for a water-related research project. Xylem has been a long-time leading sponsor of the U.S. SJWP and is a founding sponsor of the International Stockholm Junior Water Prize.

Avnet Helps Inspire Future Women in Technology with STEM Camp

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This week, July 10-14, Avnet and Chandler, AZ-based youth organization ICAN are hosting a week-long camp to introduce elementary and junior high school-aged girls in the community to the benefits of pursuing education and careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

CA Technologies Releases Latest Sustainability Report

Company Highlights Progress and Commits to Second Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target
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CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) announced its commitment to reduce absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% by 2030, from a 2015 baseline, in its 8th annual Sustainability Report. The report highlights the company’s continued evolution of corporate social impact, from environmental stewardship to broader societal change. The report also demonstrates how Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts are linked to CA’s business and positively benefits customers, employees and communities around the world.
 

A Sign of the Times: How the Finance Industry is Embracing STEM Professionals

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Bloomberg's Jeanette Bashford (Engineering HR/Recruiting) and Jonathan Charlery (Engineering) were interviewed for an article about how the finance industry is embracing STEM professionals in the July/August issue of Diversity in Action.

HP Commits $20M+ to Enable Quality Education

Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer, HP Inc.
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For the 330 million children across the globe who are not currently learning basic literacy and numeracy skills, a quality education can be instrumental in breaking the cycle of poverty.

This Refugee is Using Free Online Education to Help Rebuild His Life — And Hopefully Syria, Too

by Meghan Werft
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Hadi Althib thought he wanted to be a dentist in Syria before the civil war broke out in his home country. But now he has other plans. 

Althib, 23, wants to build a movement of youth who will lead peace-building efforts in Syria after the war and he is using free education programs to reach his goal, he told TIME magazine

How Can We Empower 100 Million People to Create a Better Future for Themselves?

“In our technology-enabled world, none of us should accept that 330M children are not learning."
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The path to a brighter future can be as easy as one, two, three if you: (1) have access to quality education that leads to (2) knowledge and skills that (3) opens doors to greater economic opportunities.

But for 330 million children across the world, learning basic skills, like math, reading and writing, is not happening. That lack of education puts these children at a severe economic and social disadvantage when they become adults—feeding the cycle of poverty.

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