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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Brings Its Perspective on Computer Science Education to World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2014

    By Karen Bergin, Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs This week, Microsoft is attending the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos to discuss, among other issues, the global youth unemployment crisis. Microsoft Citizenship and Public Affairs General Manager Lori Forte Harnick shares her...
  • Blog Post: The youth are leading change in Brazil

    Last week I arrived in Sao Paulo for the first time in three years to find an amazing sense of optimism. President Lula’s government managed to lift a quarter of the country’s poor people out of poverty and the current government is expanding that program to reach the most vulnerable. The...
  • Blog Post: Back-to-school with centers of technology excellence

    It’s back-to-school this month for nearly 56 million K-12 students in the U.S. Many will participate in afterschool programs that offer supervised activities for children of working parents or caregivers and providing developmental opportunities to urban and rural youth. Boys & Girls Clubs...
  • Blog Post: Empowering Youth through Partnerships

    I had the pleasure of speaking at the International Youth Foundation’s Youth Leadership and Livelihoods conference in Washington, DC, today. I participated on a panel entitled “The Global Challenge – and Opportunity – of Youth Employment” with colleagues from public, private...
  • Blog Post: Preparing Teens for a Career in Technology

    Established by the Governor of Riyadh, the Prince Salman Science Oasis (PSSO) is a nonprofit, interactive center that nurtures innovation, creativity, and interest in scientific advancement among Saudi youth. Microsoft partnered with PSSO to conduct a training for young people between the ages of...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to the Unlimited Potential Blog

    Microsoft Unlimited Potential (UP) was launched by Bill Gates in 2007 as a company-wide effort to bring together business and philanthropic approaches to make technology more relevant, accessible, and affordable; encouraging close collaboration among businesses, local governments, educational institutions...
  • Blog Post: Telecentre Women – Myrna’s Story

    If you don't believe that technology can empower people and change lives for the better then you haven't heard Myrna's story. I was in Santiago de Chile earlier this month attending the 3 rd Global Forum on Telecentres . The final day of the event started with an inspiring launch of the Telecentre Women...
  • Blog Post: Video: Preparing people for the jobs of today and tomorrow

    Today I wanted to share with you our final Accelerator Summit video. This session addresses skills training and workforce development, an area of significant focus for Microsoft around the world. The session, which was moderated by Pamela Passman, explores the impact of training and workforce development...
  • Blog Post: Tech Tech Baby: the faces of the future sure have changed…

    The year was 1990, Vanilla Ice's hit "Ice Ice Baby" was rocking the radio waves, and the combination of neon MC Hammer pants and a Bozworth Mullet made me feel like the coolest kid in the second grade. Growing up an only child raised by a single mother, after school programs occupied the hours between...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft DreamSpark Gives Students Access to Technical Software at No Charge

    The Microsoft DreamSpark student program is part of Microsoft Unlimited Potential and provides students with access to a broad range of development and design software for download at no charge. The program is now available to college and high school students around the world. Commenting at the...
  • Blog Post: A bright outlook on Romania’s development to become a digital society

    Cross posted from the Microsoft Europe Skills and Education blog By: Sanda Foamete , Academic Program Manager, Microsoft Romania In July 2011, Romania’s first Digital Agenda conference highlighted the importance of getting every European citizen online and equipping them with the right digital skills...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Elevate America Brings Essential Skills to 2 Million Americans

    From 2009 through the end of 2011, Microsoft is responding to the economic crisis with Microsoft Elevate America. Through Microsoft Elevate America, the company is partnering with local governments, as well as public and private organizations, to help 2 million Americans improve their employability by...

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