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.
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.
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.
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.
Interesting research from EY and Junior Achievement reveals at least one similarity – and several stark contrasts – in how boys and girls view college and career plans and how the economy is affecting their choices.
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.
With high demand for tech workers and high levels of youth unemployment, introducing kids to STEM learning early on makes sense. Read how UL XplorLabs, a free program for middle schools, promotes scientific inquiry.
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.
When Qualcomm and others began transforming NYC's old pay phones into high-tech kiosks, the goal was to make free Wi-Fi and city services more accessible to all citizens. Now they've added quick access to social services.
CHOICE Humanitarian, in connection with Microsoft Edge, launched a first-ever program designed to empower Guatemalan women by helping them become literate in Spanish. Find out what's behind the initiative.