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Cisco Impact Area | Innovation

Imagine an inclusive digital future

Technology is rapidly changing the world of work, our local communities, and our daily lives. Everyone should be able to participate in this transformation. We are crafting new corporate social responsibility initiatives that address global problems, support innovative ideas, and enable opportunity for all in our increasingly digital world.

Empowering tomorrow's global problem solvers

Over the past two decades, we built Cisco Networking Academy into an award-winning education and career-building program, opening doors for people around the world.

As we look toward the next 20 years, we’re coming up with new ways to inspire today’s digital natives to become tomorrow’s global problem solvers. We’re investing in entrepreneurs and early-stage start-ups that harness technology for social good. We partner with nonprofits that use technology to transform lives and scale their impact. And we collaborate with public universities to advance their communities through the power of digitization.

Click here to learn more about Cisco's Innovation Impact.

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Hands-on Learning Leads to an IT Career
To prepare for CCNA certification Nurayy Guerler, 32, studied networking hardware with her hands at SFZ Förderzentrum Academy in Chemnitz, Germany, a vocational training center for people with visual impairments. Though Nuray is legally blind, she is now a successful IT trainer at an engineering office. ...
Jan 9, 2018 9:05 AM ET
Cisco NetAcademy Dream Team Puts IT Talent to Work
Kwame Ohemeng and Zoe Rose did not expect to become IT networking professionals. Yet, they both went from being IT tinkerers to working side-by-side with Cisco engineers to build a massive network for Cisco Live as members of the Networking Academy Dream Team. DIY Networking Leads to a Passion for IT...
Jan 3, 2018 11:20 AM ET
Giving Tuesday: Save the Children is Changing Lives in Yemen
This post was guest-written by Brendan McDonald, who has been an aid worker since 1999. He has a Masters of Social Science in International Development and has worked in Kosovo, North Korea, Sri Lanka, Libya, Jordan, and Iraq. Diagnosed with leukemia in 2015, Brendan recently co-founded ...
Nov 28, 2017 2:10 PM ET
Supporting and Elevating Talent Around the World
This post was guest-written by Juliana Rotich, a consultant at Novato Africa, technologist, strategic advisor, entrepreneur, and keynote speaker. She is the co-founder of BRCK Inc, a hardware and services technology company based in Nairobi, Kenya, and Ushahidi, a non-profit tech...
Nov 22, 2017 9:15 AM ET
Opportunity Hack: Driving Social Impact with Passion and Technology
Here at Cisco, we value social impact and making a difference in our own communities. Often times, we do so by volunteering with local non-profits. Other times, we use our passion, creativity, and talent to empower these non-profits with new tools and solutions. From October 28 to November 3, Cisco, in partnership with PayPal, Intuit, and Coding Dojo, sponsored the 5th annual ...
Nov 21, 2017 9:15 AM ET