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How COPE Leverages Esports to Inspire Youth Success

By Emma Reid
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This blog comes to us from Shae Williams, a former software executive with IBM, who cofounded a nonprofit Coalition of Parents in Esports (COPE) in 2020 to assist parents and their children to get the most from their online gaming experiences. COPE is a 501c3 nonprofit empowering youth, parents, educators, and community leaders to use the gaming metaverse to build confidence, curiosity, community, and careers through programs and scholarships. She will speak at an upcoming Women Rock-IT event on April 28, 2022.

Opening Doors for Military Members

By Gena Pirtle
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The following is based on an excerpt from the 2021 Cisco Purpose Report, published on December 13, 2021.

After nearly five years in the U.S. Army, Averi Hall was concerned about the transition back to civilian life. “I’ve known a lot of veterans who struggle with their career when they get out,” she says.

When Disaster Strikes, Digital Technologies Save Lives

Through volcanoes, floods, or droughts, Cisco and Mercy Corps lessen the suffering and expand the connectivity.
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By Kevin Delaney

For more than 40 years, Mercy Corps has been responding to the world’s worst disasters, offering food, clean water, shelter, and support to all who are afflicted.

Today, digital technologies play an ever-increasing role in making those responses as fast and efficient as possible. And much of that is thanks to a five-year partnership with Cisco, to secure, streamline, and expand Mercy Corps’ digital capabilities.

People Behind CSR at Cisco: Inspiration to Action, Stepping Toward Climate Solutions

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Welcome to our blog series on the people behind Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Cisco. Each blog in this series will highlight a different Cisco employee who works closely with CSR initiatives across the company.

From Despair to Hope: How Technology Was Used for Good in Lebanon

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By Maha Akkari

Trigger Warning: This article mentions suicide. If you or a loved one has thoughts of suicide, please contact a suicide prevention hotline immediately.

An Innovative Learning Tool to Bridge the Digital Divide

by Kevin Delaney
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World Possible partners with Cisco to bring the world’s knowledge to offline learners.

Around the world, tremendous efforts are underway to connect the unconnected. But deeply rooted challenges remain, and, for many people, high-speed broadband or wireless remains a distant dream, at least for now.

That’s where World Possible comes in.

Opportunity International Supports Educator in Ghana

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Victoria Hazel runs Solid Rock Foundation Schools in Ghana. She receives support from Opportunity International, a Cisco nonprofit partner. Cisco has supported Opportunity International’s work to design and deliver digital financial products and solutions, including support for school proprietors and teachers, reaching nearly four million children in more than 13,000 schools.

Everyone Can Help Someone

By Zarina Pasalic, Director of Digital Experience, United Kingdom
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I’ve been with Cisco for just under 15 years. I’m passionate about customer success and I’m a digital fanatic who found my niche in the Digital Lifecycle Experiences team in EMEAR.

Apart from being digitally obsessed, inspiring and impacting people with the “art of possible” drives me. Cisco encourages all our employees to give back, so helping those in need can become a reality.

What’s Your Humanity Brand?

Vote Now for the Young Entrepreneurs Competing in Cisco's Global Problem Solver Challenge

Discover how participants are using breakthrough technology to address global issues
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Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world. The Challenge is open to students and recent alumni from any college or university.

$300,000 USD in prize money will help accelerate the adoption of breakthrough technology, products, and services that drive economic development and/or solve social or environmental problems.

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Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world. The Challenge is open to students and recent alumni from any college or university.

$300,000 USD in prize money will help accelerate the adoption of breakthrough technology, products, and services that drive economic development and/or solve social or environmental problems.

Earth Day: What Makes Cisco a Sustainability Leader?

By Tae Yoo
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Nearly 50 years ago, US Senator Gaylord Nelson spearheaded the first Earth Day, sparked by the devastating 1969 oil spill off the Southern California coast. The inaugural celebration in 1970 saw 20 million Americans showing their support, followed by the passing of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Acts by year’s end.

Today, Earth Day is the largest civic observance in the world, with more than one billion people celebrating annually.

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