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Recap of the social media for non-profits event at Microsoft Silicon Valley
If social media has done one thing, it’s given individuals and organizations of all sizes an equal playing field to voice and amplify their opinion, cause, or brand message to anyone who is willing to listen. Non-profits in particular have been taking advantage of social media outlets to share...
31 Jul 2012
Full Circle Targets the Next Generation of Social Leaders - Focus and Leadership Critical to Breaking Through
Full Circle Fund has a novel idea: bring together the talent, ambition and venture capital found so abundantly throughout the Bay Area and channel their focus on philanthropic causes. Through its efforts to support venture philanthropy, Full Circle Fund is training the executives and entrepreneurs of...
12 Dec 2011
It’s Giving Tuesday. What’s on your community’s wish list?
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday -- they help us score deals on the holiday gifts we give one another, but at Microsoft Silicon Valley, we’re just as excited about what happens today. It’s GivingTuesday , a day when – as families, businesses and individuals –...
27 Nov 2012
Next Generation of Bay Area Entrepreneurs and Technologists Gather for the Second Annual Dare 2B Digital Conference
The Dare 2B Digital Conference , the premier hands-on learning event for middle and high school girls aged 13-16, is coming up this weekend. Join the next generation of entrepreneurs and technologists in the Valley on Saturday, February 12, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., to...
8 Feb 2011
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...
28 Nov 2012
Microsoft’s Sid Espinosa Honored, a “New Standard in Excellence”
We have reason to celebrate! Microsoft Silicon Valley’s Corporate Citizenship Director Sid Espinosa was recently honored by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HARC) with its annual Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers Award at a ceremony in Chicago, followed by two days of intense...
22 May 2012
Local Educators Gather at Microsoft's Silicon Valley Campus to Discuss Classroom Project Needs
This evening more than 200 educators from San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, together with representatives from DonorsChoose.org, will gather at Microsoft's Silicon Valley campus to share classroom project ideas and funding needs. One technology tool that brings public school teachers and private...
3 Mar 2011
Dan’l Lewin’s Mission for Microsoft Silicon Valley
According to the San Jose Mercury News , Microsoft's Vice President for Strategic and Emerging Business Development, Dan'l Lewin, has established himself as one of Silicon Valley's most influential figures. And he's not stopping there. Lewin talks about his plans for reaching startups through BizSpark...
3 Feb 2011
The 2012 Hispanic Youth Institute knocks down educational obstacles
Microsoft Silicon Valley loves a good challenge, and we love to create opportunities for empowering youth. That’s why we helped bring Hispanic Youth Institute to Silicon Valley three years ago. HYI guides Hispanic students to realize their dreams of higher education and career success, particularly...
17 Aug 2012
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...
20 Nov 2012
Susan Catan: Inspiring MSV’s Giving Campaign
Below is contributed content from Thomas Kohnstamm. Once again, Microsoft Silicon Valley (MSV) proved itself to be a fundraising hotspot in Microsoft’s October Giving Campaign. Is it MSV’s unique work culture? Is it MSV’s location in the global nexus of tech and venture capital...
30 Dec 2011
When a Store is a Store…and so Much More.
When is a store not just a store? When it’s a place for people to congregate, collaborate and experience. That is the design and vibe of the new Microsoft store in Palo Alto. The April 19th opening of the Microsoft Store at Stanford Shopping Center is the second Silicon Valley location where shoppers...
27 Apr 2012
Microsoft Silicon Valley Honored with Corporate Philanthropy Award
Microsoft Silicon Valley was honored this month by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal at the Corporate Philanthropy Awards . Microsoft ranked sixth among the area’s top ten contributors, donating $3.5 million in cash donations. The corporation’s three largest Silicon Valley contributions...
28 Nov 2011
Microsoft Investments Transform Non-profits: Recipients Honored at Reception
Silicon Valley is home to several outstanding nonprofit organizations who are committed to the advancement of our community. This week, at a grantee reception, Microsoft recognized 66 organizations for their dedication to improving quality of life in the Valley. These organizations have touched the local...
27 Sep 2011
TechSoup Global Contributors’ Summit Brings Participants from 45 Countries to Microsoft Silicon Valley
Microsoft is proud to continue its 15-year partnership with TechSoup , by hosting this year's Global Contributors' Summit . The two-day event kicked off on Tuesday, February 15, with welcomes from Director of Citizenship for Microsoft's Silicon Valley campus, Sid Espinosa and Senior Director of Global...
16 Feb 2011
San Jose Business Journal’s Perks of the Valley Slideshow
Today, the San Jose Business Journal posted a Perks of the Valley slideshow as part of its continuing coverage on the job market in Silicon Valley. Microsoft is proud to be included in this showcase alongside other Valley tech companies, including Google, eBay, LinkedIn, IMB, Box.net and more. The...
5 Aug 2011
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...
1 Aug 2011
Microsoft Rolls Up Its Sleeves with Other Valley Companies and Community Groups to Plant 200 Trees in East Palo Alto
Microsoft, along with seven other top Valley companies and community groups, planted more than 200 trees at Greek Oaks and Cesar Chavez Academies in East Palo Alto last weekend. The trees will provide shade, as well as cleaner air, for the more than 800 elementary and middle school students in the area...
12 May 2011
Finding the Possible in Impossible
This post is a part of a series showcasing Silicon Valley organizations that champion positive change in our community. In the post below, we are pleased to feature Opportunity Fund, a Microsoft nonprofit partner that provided expansion funding to Bay Area Medical Academy. Help this organization win...
8 Aug 2011
Photo Tour: Canopy and Microsoft Plant 110 Trees for 500 Students in East Palo Alto
On October 6, more than 500 volunteers of all ages joined Canopy and Microsoft at Brentwood Academy in East Palo Alto to plant 110 trees. The newly-planted shade and fruit trees will provide over 500 students at Brentwood Academy with a welcoming learning environment. Trees don’t simply...
2 Nov 2012
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...
26 Jun 2012
Welcome to the Microsoft Silicon Valley Blog
Welcome to the Microsoft Silicon Valley blog where you can find posts on news, events, opportunities, community efforts and the people of Microsoft Silicon Valley and our industry and community partners. There are nearly 2,000 Microsoft employees in the Silicon Valley who represent virtually every business...
31 Jan 2011
Casting an Educated Vote
Below is a contributed piece from Sid Espinosa, Director of Corporate Citizenship at Microsoft Silicon Valley, which appeared in the October issue of LATINO Magazine . Click the image above for a downloadable copy and select ‘download’ in the top right corner. Latinos hold unprecedented...
12 Nov 2012
Our Giving is Growing!
Ever hear the saying, “Be the change you want to see in the world”? Microsoft employees live by it. Our employees demonstrated commitment to change in our communities with unprecedented levels of sweat equity during the past year. At the corporate level and on our Silicon Valley campus, employees...
23 Mar 2012
Microsoft Supports San Francisco Education Initiative Aimed at Helping Students Succeed in Competitive U.S. Job Market
Today, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee joined Microsoft, the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), the San Francisco Education Fund and Beyond 12 to announce an education initiative that focuses on enabling students through technology to enhance their learning and succeed in the competitive U...
14 Jun 2011
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