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IBM SAFETY-NET: IBM Bolsters Social Services Sector With Technology Grants

Summary: 

IBM is helping nonprofits evaluate and document the success of their programs more effectively, and provide that documentation as required to government and private funders -- freeing up staff time for providing vital services, and helping to ensure that these nonprofits are able to continue their good work.

Read the press release below, and check out the new video that describes IBM's service partners' great work and why the new IBM SafetyNet software is so essential.

To learn more about IBM's Corporate Citizenship Contributions around community health and wellness, 
See the IBM 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report

Press Release

IBM is helping nonprofits evaluate and document the success of their programs more effectively, and provide that documentation as required to government and private funders -- freeing up staff time for providing vital services, and helping to ensure that these nonprofits are able to continue their good work.

Read the press release below, and check out the new video that describes IBM's service partners' great work and why the new IBM SafetyNet software is so essential.

To learn more about IBM's Corporate Citizenship Contributions around community health and wellness, 
See the IBM 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report

Ask Not What Your Company Can Do For You

by Carolyn Hessler-Radelet and Stanley S. Litow
Article

Take IBM. Since 2008, its Corporate Service Corps — the largest program of its kind in the nation — has sent 3,000 of its top experts on highly competitive assignments to nearly 40 countries around the world. There, while earning their regular IBM salaries, teams of up to 15 employees work collaboratively with local counterparts on multiple month-long projects at the intersection of technology and society.

NY Daily News: To Fix Our Schools, Build On P-TECH

By Stan Litow
Article

The U.S. House of Representatives' overwhelming bipartisan vote to reauthorize the Perkins Act (which funds Career and Technical Education) signals to the Senate that education reform must top the national agenda. One innovative education model that's already showing outstanding results within standard school district budgets is IBM P-TECH. Read how P-TECH is providing opportunity to low-income students while closing the skills gap, and why the P-TECH network has grown from one to 60 schools in the U.S. and abroad in just five short years.

IBM Grant Helps Stop Hunger Now Develop Strategic IT Vision

Guest Blog by Rod Brooks, President & CEO of Stop Hunger Now
Blog

Technology can play a critical role in a nonprofit organization’s ability to raise awareness for its cause, inspire and attract staff and volunteers, and serve its constituents.  In Citizen IBM, the President & CEO of Stop Hunger Now writes about how an IBM Impact Grant helped his organization develop a strategic roadmap for its technology solutions and services. Read the full story here

Rethinking Pathways to Prosperity

By Charles Sahm | US News & World Report Contributor
Article

Across the political spectrum, there is wide agreement that strengthening career and technical education is key to improving economic and social mobility. Still, in these polarized, hyperpartisan times, it seems far-fetched that Congress could pass a thoughtful, bipartisan piece of legislation that would help young people place their feet on the ladder to economic prosperity. But as Congress returns from recess next week just such a bill is awaiting a vote.

Watson Tackles Youth Unemployment

An IBM Impact Grant helps the Flemish Employment Agency (VDAB) answer these important questions By Kitty Döppenbecker
Article

How long and why do young people stay unemployed after entering the labor market? And what actions are the most effective to help them find a job quicker? An IBM Impact Grant helps the Flemish Employment Agency (VDAB) answer these important questions. In just ten weeks, IBM consultants delivered a predictive model prototype using Watson cognitive technologies for natural language processing and self-learning. The tool has the potential to offer vital insights into youth unemployment and support VDAB career counselors in personally assisting each individual young job seeker.

IBM Health Corps Grant Winners Focus on Infections and Health Disparities

by Judy Stone, Forbes Contributor
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Forbes Contributor, Judy Stone, provides details on how the first five IBM Health Corps grant recipients plan to fight cancer, infectious diseases and health disparities.  Grant awarded to American Cancer Society’s, RAD-AIDTaiwan’s Centers for Disease Control, Gorgas Memorial Institute and Duke University. 

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Forbes Contributor, Judy Stone, provides details on how the first five IBM Health Corps grant recipients plan to fight cancer, infectious diseases and health disparities.  Grant awarded to American Cancer Society’s, RAD-AIDTaiwan’s Centers for Disease Control, Gorgas Memorial Institute and Duke University. 

IBM Intensifies Fight Against Zika

Press Release

ARMONK, N.Y., July 28, 2016 /3BL Media/  -  IBM announced that it is committing powerful resources, technology and pro bono expertise to help scientists, the public health community, and humanitarian agencies in the fight against the Zika virus. As part of its IBM Impact Grant programs, IBM is providing technology and talent to Brazil's Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, a research institution affiliated with the Brazilian Ministry of Health and one the most prominent science and technology health institution in Latin America.

IBM Health Corps: New Ideas for Solving the World’s Health Problems

By Steve Hamm
Blog

Through its new Health Corps program, IBM plans to dispatch interdisciplinary teams to six destinations around the world starting in 2016 -- and more in subsequent years. Health Corps is modeled on the company’s Corporate Service Corps and Smarter Cities Challenge, pro bono programs that send teams of IBMers to help communities solve problems that they choose.

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