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The Private Sector Is Crucial for Building a Diverse Workforce for the Future

by CECP: The CEO Force for Good

The challenge of diversifying the tech workforce is confronting companies across sectors as more jobs are requiring computational thinking and digital fluency. Simultaneously, the demographics of the United States are changing rapidly, and companies are challenged with ensuring that the talent pipeline reflects those dynamic shifts. Developing a robust and diverse technical workforce in the United States is becoming a national priority as a result of the emerging technologies and their impact on industries.

Why GE Foundation invests in standardized K-12 learning


GE Foundation, the philanthropic arm of General Electric Co., focuses much of its efforts on public education. In the last seven years, the nonprofit has donated $200 million to help develop a more standardized K-12 curricula nationwide. Of that, $18 million was earmarked to help train teachers on the new Common Core, the new national standardized curriculum and testing initiative that has been adopted by 46 states.

Empowering Local Change: GE and Partners for Democratic Change


Local entrepreneurs are the key to capacity-building for Washington, DC–based NGO Partners for Democratic Change.

From Vision to Reality: Haiti’s Largest Public Sector Hospital Opens with Support from the GE Foundation: A Q&A with Hector E. Aguilar


The 2010 earthquake in Haiti was the second deadliest earthquake of all time. With a magnitude of 7.0 Mw, 220,000 people were killed, and more than 250,000 homes were destroyed. In the earthquake’s aftermath, many Haitians desperately needed medical care. In December 2010, the GE Foundation made a $2 million commitment to help build a new public hospital that would be Haiti’s largest post-earthquake public health facility. Hector E. Aguilar, CEO of GE Central America & The Caribbean, discusses the GE Foundation’s role and the opening of the hospital.

From Vision to Reality: Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais

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May 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ - “Men anpil, chay pa lou,” a Haitian proverb meaning “many hands make the load light,” embodies the spirit that helped build Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais (HUM), just 30 miles north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

A Shared Commitment to Education


GE was pleased to be part of a group of more than 70 corporations and associations to express support for successful implementation of the new College- and Career-Readiness standards.  The group demonstrated its support by signing a letter published in the New York Times. Why did we do this? Because the ability of our country to compete successfully in a global economy demands that our students be either ready for college-level coursework or prepared for careers when they graduate high school.

Rand Corporation Study Looks at Link between Health Care Spending and Quality; GE Foundation Donates $1M to Partners for Community Health - Health Minute for January 11, 2013

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The link between health care spending and quality is still unclear, according to a new review of past studies by the Rand Corporation. The report analyzes results from 61 studies that compared health care spending with outcomes on both hospital-wide and statewide levels.  Twenty-one of the 61 studies showed higher spending was tied to better outcomes for patients, such as fewer deaths.

Finding the Right Recipient: Employer Matching Gifts Programs

Matching-gift programs are a bonus that often goes unnoticed by employees

Every year since he adopted his 4-year-old son from South Korea, Sean Walton, of Bedford, Mass., has made a donation to the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute in New York., which advocates for adoptive families. Through its matching-gift program, his employer, Loomis, Sayles & Co. in Boston, matches his donation dollar for dollar.

"It's a great benefit because it gives the employees a say, as far as where the company donations go," said Walton, a bond trader.

Helping Students Succeed: GE Foundation Helping U.S. Teachers Implement New Education Standards


Since its inception nearly six decades ago, the GE Foundation has been committed to education. Today, that commitment is seen in the Foundation’s support of initiatives that improve access, quality and equity in public education. The GE Foundation has primarily targeted its education funding to seven U.S. school districts in communities where GE has a significant business presence and calls this effort Developing Futures.

GE Foundation Developing Futures in Education Launches Facebook Page


The GE Foundation Developing Futures in Education program, which supports high-impact initiatives that improve access to -- and the equity and quality of -- public education, launched a Facebook page in November.

Click here to visit the GE Foundation Developing Futures in Education Facebook Page


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