The Points of Light Civic Accelerator Seeks to Scale the Most Innovative and Promising Social Ventures Addressing Digital and Financial Inclusion Through Its Spring 2016 Program
ATLANTA, Jan. 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ –The Points of Light Civic Accelerator, the first national accelerator program and investment fund in the country focused on "civic ventures,” has launched an application to call for innovative, early-stage social ventures with business models that focus on digital and financial inclusion to help more people succeed in the digital economy.
Lower Rates of Financial and Business Assets Seen as a Cause for Racial Wealth Gap
Chicago, November 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Micro- and small- business development strategies can help tackle the growing racial wealth gap in the United States, according to a new funder’s brief released by the Asset Funders Network (AFN). Lower levels of business and financial assets held by African-American and Latino households are one of the key reasons for the racial wealth gap, suggesting that business ownership may be an important means to narrow the gap
Kiva San Francisco Connects Local Small Businesses Owners with 0% Interest Crowdfunded Loans to Help Them Start, Sustain and Grow Their Enterprises
October 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ - San Francisco-based Kiva.org—best known for crowdfunding 1.7 million entrepreneurs globally—is now going local with the launch of “Kiva San Francisco.” In partnership with Capital One, this initiative will bring 0% interest crowdfunded loans to hundreds of San Francisco small business owners who are socially impactful and financially excluded from mainstream lending options.
Capital One and Burning Glass Technologies release new research about digital skills gap in Virginia and DC
McLean, VA, June 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ – At a forum today with Governor McAuliffe on “The Role of Digital Fluency in Virginia’s New Economy” at the Capital One Digital Labs in Vienna, Va., Capital One and labor market analytics firm Burning Glass Technologies released a new report on the digital skills gap in Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Free Online Digital Literacy Curriculum is Part of Capital One’s $150 Million Future Edge Initiative to Empower Americans for Success in the Digital Economy
McLean, Va., June 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Today at the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting, Capital One Financial Corp. and Grovo, an online learning platform for the 21st century workforce, announced the launch of the “Future Edge Digital Literacy Challenge,” a free digital literacy curriculum designed to prepare more low-to-moderate income Americans with the digital skills they need to fill open, middle-skills jobs — which are those that typically require less than a bachelor’s degree and that pay above the national living wage.
Nearly 40,000 students at more than 60 high schools participated in the Capital One Bank NYC College Challenge across the city
NEW YORK, May 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ –Get Schooled today announced the successful completion of the Capital One Bank NYC College Challenge. Throughout the 2014-2015 school year, close to 40,000 high school students across New York City competed in the Challenge, which aims to boost college- going rates among students.
Capital One’s new Future Edge initiative highlighted in President’s launch of TechHire
MCLEAN, Va., March 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ – In a speech earlier today, President Obama unveiled the administration’s TechHire initiative, highlighting the need to invest in training and development of today’s workforce and programs to train and engage the workforce of the future. In the president’s speech, Capital One was recognized for its commitment to help address the digital skills gap and train and hire more Americans for new, tech-focused jobs.
New program will support technology education programs that will help people build the job skills needed to succeed in the digital age
January 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Capital One today announced the launch of the dFUND, a new grant program that will support innovative programs developed by leading nonprofit organizations that help individuals obtain the technology skills and capabilities needed in an ever-changing digital economy to fill the jobs of today and tomorrow.
During the holidays, we’re often asked what we wish for ourselves. This holiday season, Capital One is instead asking people to share their wish for others.
Between November 28 and December 2, wishing booths popped up inside select Capital One 360 Cafes. Some of you came in to warm up with a handcrafted Peet's Coffee and had the opportunity to share your #WishForOthers in person. Learn more at www.wishforothers.com.
NYC-born ritual goes national, celebrating perseverance of college-bound students
New York, NY, December 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ - More than 1,300 seniors from 19 high schools in nine cities across the country will participate in a national College March, and march from their respective schools to local post offices or mail trucks on Friday, December 12. Students will submit their college applications as thousands of classmates, teachers, family members, local businesses and community leaders cheer them on.