Upward Mobility

What others can learn from Mississippi's lowest jobless rate in 41 years

Tue, 2017-06-27 06:00 -- Compassionate C...
06/26/2017

A laundry list of technology initiatives helped the state of Mississippi record its lowest level of unemployment since 1976 – and there is more to come. Read how real-time data and apps and other innovative tech advances are helping put people to work.

From data integration to diversion: 6 efforts to reduce prison recidivism

Wed, 2017-06-21 15:59 -- Compassionate C...
06/20/2017

In Australia, one expert describes “an insidious revolving-door phenomenon” where people are stuck in a loop between homelessness and prison. Recidivism rates are also a huge challenge in the U.S. as they are elsewhere. We look at a wide range of programs trying to change that.

A network of hope: Cisco Canada paves a digital legacy for Indigenous communities

Tue, 2017-06-20 06:00 -- Compassionate C...
06/19/2017

As Canada commemorates its 150th anniversary of confederation, Cisco Canada launched The Next 150 campaign to expand the scope of a breakthrough program that links Indigenous communities across Canada to unique educational and health and wellness opportunities.

Between a rock and a hard place: Digital inclusion remains elusive for many

Wed, 2017-06-14 13:57 -- Compassionate C...
06/14/2017

Kids in Ghana use rocks they found in the schoolyard to learn how a computer mouse works. There's no computer in their school, so the teacher improvises. From rural Ghana to neighborhoods of Philadelphia, the digital divide is real – and so are efforts to end it. See some examples involving Huawei, Microsoft and others.

From Cessnock to Dallas: 7 encouraging efforts to curtail the youth jobs crisis

Tue, 2017-06-06 13:55 -- Compassionate C...
06/05/2017

In Brisbane, youth unemployment hit a 17-year high in March and Greece recorded a 47.9% youth jobless rate a month earlier. Some are calling this global crisis a ticking time bomb. Can it be diffused? Click for a look at public and private entities trying to do just that.

New Microsoft, UN partnership will focus on tech's role in tackling human rights challenges

Wed, 2017-05-17 10:45 -- Compassionate C...
05/16/2017

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said the five-year, $5 million pact with Microsoft could be a "truly groundbreaking agreement." Read how the partnership will utilize advanced technology to advance human rights.

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