Upward Mobility

How data and analytics drive better outcomes for Oregon's juvenile offenders

Mon, 2016-06-27 13:15 -- Liz Enbysk

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.

How technology and old tires are creating jobs and preventing waste

Mon, 2016-06-20 15:00 -- Compassionate C...

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.

Investing in upward mobility: 6 billion-dollar bets

Mon, 2016-06-13 13:35 -- Compassionate C...

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.

Making education relevant: Tech brings real-world role models into classrooms

Mon, 2016-06-06 10:00 -- Liz Enbysk

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.

Nonprofit turns low-income wage earners into skilled IT workers – for free

Wed, 2016-04-20 16:46 -- Liz Enbysk

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.

Neighborhood hopes tech and wellness hub will break cycle of poverty and incarceration

Wed, 2016-03-23 13:45 -- Compassionate C...

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.

Mobile operators take on global poverty and the gender gap

Mon, 2016-03-21 14:20 -- Liz Enbysk

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.