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  • Blog Post: 2013 Microsoft Imagine Cup: All Dreams Welcome

    Since 2002, Microsoft’s Imagine Cup has served as the springboard for innovative ideas in technology. The Imagine Cup has engaged thousands of U.S. college and high school students to generate and nurture their entrepreneurship and technology prowess. Recent competitions have focused on technology...
  • Blog Post: Family learning, full STEAM ahead

    Parent’s Day was yesterday, and we’re reflecting on the critical role parents play in the success of their children and, in turn, our community. A recent report featured in Education Week evaluated parent involvement in their children’s education over the past decade. The benefits of...
  • Blog Post: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula Celebrates the Grand Opening of a New Club Tech Center with Help from Microsoft

    Imagine a place that provides academic and social programs to successfully increase high school graduation rates in neighborhoods where less than half the youth graduate from high school. The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula (BGCP) is a comprehensive youth development organization open to young...
  • Blog Post: Students Learn Math Using New and Innovative Methods with TheatreWorks

    On Monday morning, children from four kindergarten classes at Fairmeadow Elementary School in Palo Alto gathered in front of friends, family, and teachers to debut “Playing with Math” – a collaborative, interactive learning experience pioneered by TheatreWorks of Silicon Valley with...
  • Blog Post: Come Prepared to Learn

    This post is a part of a series showcasing Silicon Valley organizations that champion positive change in our community. Help this organization win an Xbox package by clicking the ‘like’ button ! If science and innovation are the keys to progress, than why is it so difficult to get...
  • Blog Post: 37% of Kids have Been Bullied Online: Microsoft Global Survey Gets at the Root of Online Bullying

    Online bullying is a serious issue that can have tragic consequences. To better understand and help educate parents, educators, mentors and kids to some of the contributing elements of online bullying, Microsoft commissioned a Global Youth Online Behavior Survey . As a global leader in technology and...
  • Blog Post: Are you ready to be inspired?

    You’ve come to the right place. We are surrounded by terrific sources of inspiration in Silicon Valley, with countless nonprofits that improve the quality of life in our communities. We’d like to celebrate this local spirit of giving with the hopes of inspiring even more community members...
  • Blog Post: Summer Resources in Silicon Valley for Teens

    With summer in full swing and school still months away, there are plenty of activities to keep teens active and productive over the summer. Ongoing learning is important for teens, and it can be difficult for parents to keep students engaged while school is out. Luckily, there are several organizations...