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HP Volunteers Make a Difference in Their Communities

Employees support causes close to their homes—and hearts
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Each year, HP employees around the world volunteer in their local communities, with support from HP, which offers every employee four paid volunteer hours each month. This year the HP Foundation invited employees to volunteer with their colleagues to support causes that are close to their homes — and hearts — as part of its 40 Days of Doing Good campaign. This year, employees volunteered more than 6,800 hours during 77 events in 15 countries to support the campaign. The following stories highlight just some of the inspiring projects that took place around the world.

Full STEAM Ahead with Sprout Pro by HP and KiraKira3D

Closing the gender gap by helping students gain design skills
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Anybody who’s encountered a middle- or high-schooler studying math or science has heard this frustrating complaint: “When am I going to use this in real life?” 

Advancing Social Goals Together: The Power of Public & Private Partnerships

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At the launch of the first two HP World on Wheels digital inclusion and learning labs in February, Rajiv Srivastava, Managing Director of HP India, stood side-by-side with Dr. Dinesh Tyagi, CEO, Common Service Center, India’s Ministry of Communication & Information Technology. The two men cut a symbolic red ribbon strung across the doorway of a learning lab, marking the official start of a journey that is expected to impact more than 15 million people over the next six years.

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

UK to Equip 6,000 Underprivileged with Digital Skills, for Free

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It’s 2017, so you might imagine that in the United Kingdom, all citizens have access to technology. Sadly, that’s not the case, but the government is working to change that with a five-year plan.

The UK government has a little-known program with big impact called Digital Strategy. The program sets the vision and policy actions for the country’s digital economy for the next five years.

From 200 to 100,000 Volunteers: Here is the Story of Comcast Cares Day

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The lasting impression volunteering leaves is often told through the account of one person spending their time making a difference for another. One person showing up on one day could make all the difference in someone else’s life.

Woman Teaches 335 Low-Income Students to Code, in One Week

by Sarah Jasinski, HP Business Analyst, and Clane Hayward, Lead Writer for HP Employee Communications
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When most of us think of Texas, it’s dusty ranches and longhorn cattle that come to mind. But there’s more to the Lone Star State than desert scrub. Around Austin each Spring, the prairies burst into bloom with stunning native wildflowers known as bluebonnets, and Texas’s capital has a rich and diverse culture as well.

Little Architects with Big Dreams are Building Sustainable Cities for the Future

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Young students all over the world are building sustainable solutions to the world's biggest challenges, and the technology they're using to express their ideas is quite outside the box. 

At Escola Ramon Fuster School in Bellaterra, Spain, students created a model for sustainable cities of the future featuring clean transportation, a sustainable architecture, and eco-friendly materials and systems.

HP Commits to Climate Change, Plans to Cut Carbon Footprint 25% by 2025

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With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set to change hands and the future of the U.S. role in the historic Paris climate agreement unknown, it is more important than ever for the private sector to show its commitment to addressing climate change.

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Matters, and it is Achievable

by Lesley Slaton Brown, Chief Diversity Officer, HP
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When technology companies use the word “disruption,” they often apply big-idea hype to a new product or service promising to shake up the status quo.

Rarely does the industry turn the notion of disruption inward and apply it to its own biases and operating systems, especially when it comes to gender parity in technology.

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