Cisco Focus Area: Economic Empowerment

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Cisco Focus Area: Economic Empowerment

Multiplying impact by investing in human potential

Cisco CSR economic empowerment programs and partnerships connect underserved people to information and opportunities they need to thrive. Our investments have helped lift young people out of poverty, match U.S. veterans to civilian jobs, and move workers in developing economies toward financial self-sufficiency.

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  • CSR Programs
  • CSR Partners
  • Economic Impact Stories and Case Studies

Content from this campaign

Cisco's Big Bet on a Big Idea
This blog originally appeared on The Huffington Post Two years ago, I stood on stage in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, with a quote on the screen behind me. It read, “All it takes is one big idea to change the world.” I was speaking at the Franklin Project’s...
Sep 7, 2016 8:05 AM ET
Cisco’s Joining Forces Pledge to Veterans
On May 5, First Lady Obama and Dr. Jill Biden hosted over 50 companies at The White House to celebrate the 5th anniversary of their Joining Forces initiative, a nationwide effort that began in 2013 to support veterans and their families through employment, education and wellness opportunities. The participating companies, ...
May 10, 2016 2:45 PM ET
ASU Partners with Cisco to Empower Minority Youth to Become Entrepreneurs
Arizona State University has partnered with Cisco Systems to launch a project aimed at teaching minority youth how to become entrepreneurs. The grant-funded project plans to help an estimated 1,000 high school students and about 300 community college students create solutions to problems they see happening in their communities using digitization skills they will be taught. ...
Mar 16, 2016 8:35 AM ET
Cisco Case Study: UN Relief and Works Agency
Four generations of Palestinian refugees have received support from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) since 1950. To foster independence, UNRWA and Cisco Networking Academy launched a partnership to prepare Palestinian youth for technology careers. A 96% hire rate in Jordan is proof of their success.
Mar 4, 2016 8:10 AM ET
Bringing Cisco’s People Deal to the Syrian Refugee Crisis
Shortly after joining Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility team last August, I attended a new hire orientation and was introduced to Cisco’s People Deal: Connect everything, innovate everywhere, benefit everyone. It sounded great, although I admit that I wasn’t...
Feb 29, 2016 1:35 PM ET