Cisco Impact Area | Economic Empowerment

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Cisco Impact Area | Economic Empowerment

Investing in human potential

By supporting technology innovations, we empower people to thrive in the digital economy. Our solutions create IT careers for youth in Asia, support entrepreneurs in Latin America, and enable access to financial resources in Africa. These efforts help lift people out of poverty, support community development, and drive economic growth.

Learn more about how Cisco invests in human potential.

Content from this campaign

IT Training Helps Young People Thrive in India’s Digital Economy
Anudip Foundation is a nonprofit company working for the economic empowerment of at-risk youth. We believe the key to human progress and sustainability is skill development and financial stability. Anudip operates in India, where half the country’s population of 1.25 billion people is under 25 years of age, and 68 percent of its...
Mar 29, 2017 3:45 PM ET
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