Oregon Youth Authority uses a broad range of data sources and tools to improve placement, treatment and support services for juvenile offenders in its system. What OYA learns could help other communities struggling to reduce recidivism rates among delinquent youth. Click for details and a SAS white paper on the effort.
Youth unemployment is at crisis levels around the world at the same time the digital skills gap is widening. Click to learn about a pilot program underway in the UK that addresses both those challenges.
South Africa has a staggering jobless rate. It also has a serious tire problem -- by some estimates 250,000 tons of old tires that are a breeding ground for disease-spreading vermin and mosquitoes, among other concerns. Read how Oracle technology is helping a nonprofit turn those tires into new products and sorely needed jobs.
A new Bus Rapid Transit pilot in Columbus will deliver more than a fast ride across town. Proponents cite multiple ways the new CMAX line can improve lives for seniors, disabled and low-income residents.
In the U.S. we call it the American Dream -- the notion that working hard and playing by the rules will lead to prosperity. Today that dream is out of reach for increasing numbers of young people in the U.S. and around the world. Yet new research shows how six targeted philanthropic investments – including an early dose of technology – could change that.
If technology can be used for professional networking and online dating, it can be used in similar fashion to connect students to inspiring role models they might never encounter otherwise. See how the tech platform Nepris and AT&T are making it happen.
"Darkness brings you down," says rapper Akon, an active campaigner against energy poverty in Africa. Read about the unusual technology he's championing, plus other tech innovations being used to spur greater prosperity on the continent.
Who doesn't want a job with benefits, paid time off and a steady paycheck? After a decade working in restaurants, family man Aaron Mingo ached for one. Cincinnati's WCPO tells about a remarkable nonprofit that turned Mingo into an IT field engineer -- for free. And he's not alone.
More than 30 organizations are partnering to improve digital literacy and public health in one of New York City's poorest neighborhoods. Read what this ambitious effort, which features a technology and wellness hub, hopes to accomplish.
GSMA represents mobile operators around the world and has a track record in delivering life-enhancing mobile solutions in developing countries. GSMA recently partnered with the UK government to take on extreme poverty and announced an effort to end the mobile gender gap. Learn what Ooredoo and other GSMA members hope to accomplish.