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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.

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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
Impact Story: Women in IT Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka, people often work late at night. Some leave their offices after midnight, but few are women — traditional cultural beliefs prevent them from working the same long hours as men. This didn’t stop Nethmi Kalansooriya and Farha Fathima from completing Cisco Networking Academy courses and becoming the...
Jan 21, 2016 11:05 AM ET

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