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Expanding Computer Science Education in High Schools

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By Lori Harnick, General Manager, Microsoft Citizenship & Public Affairs

It’s estimated that by 2018, there will be 1.5 million computer science related jobs available in America, but only 29% of those jobs will be met by U.S. graduates.

Microsoft Alumni Foundation Announces 2012 Award Winners at Fourth Annual Celebration Event, Featuring Speakers Jennifer Garner and Mark Shriver

Three nonprofit leaders receive $25,000 grants and recognition for their organizations
Press Release

(3BL Media) Redmond, WA - October 2, 2012 - The Microsoft Alumni Foundation announced the winners of its prestigious Integral Fellows Awards for 2012, and hundreds of Microsoft alumni were treated to an inspiring discussion on “doing philanthropy,” with award-winning actress and philanthropist Jennifer Garner and children’s advocate Mark Shriver, at the foundation’s fourth annual Celebration event Monday night on the Microsoft campus.

Toyota Sponsors Latinos in Tech Conference; Microsoft Launches New Global Youth Initiative; The Natural Step Offers Sustainable Strategy Workshop - CSR Minute for October 5, 2012

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Toyota will repeat its sponsorship of the Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media Conference, to be held October 25th to the 27th in Houston. The annual meeting is LATISM’s flagship event, bringing together community leaders, social media and technology influencers, educators, and government officials to explore best practices and resources.

Creating Opportunities for 300 Million Young People in the Next 3 Years

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Brad Smith, General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft

Today we are announcing Microsoft YouthSpark, a new company-wide initiative designed to help create new opportunities for 300 million youth in 100 countries over the next three years.

Microsoft Mobilizes to Create Opportunities for 300 Million Youth Around the World

Microsoft YouthSpark is a new companywide initiative to create opportunities for 300 million youth through a range of global programs, delivered in partnership with governments, nonprofits and other businesses.
Press Release

(3BL Media) Redmond, WA - September 21, 2012 — Microsoft Corp. today announced a new global initiative, Microsoft YouthSpark, that aims to create opportunities for 300 million youth in more than 100 countries during the next three years. This companywide initiative includes citizenship and other company programs — both new and enhanced — that empower youth to imagine and realize their full potential by connecting them with greater opportunities for education, employment and entrepreneurship.

Microsoft Alumni Foundation Announces 2012 Integral Fellows Awards Finalists

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(3BL Media) Bellevue, WA - August 22, 2012 – The Microsoft Alumni Foundation is recognizing a select group of alumni giving of themselves to help others at home and around the world. Today the Foundation announced the five finalists for the 2012 Integral Fellows Awards. A cornerstone program of the Foundation, the Integral Fellows Awards Program recognizes Microsoft alumni who have dedicated their lives to creating something extraordinary to help address challenges around the world.

Microsoft Alumni Foundation Announces 2012 Integral Fellows Award Nominees

15 Microsoft alumni recognized for extraordinary leadership in philanthropy
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(3BL Media) Bellevue, WA - July 12, 2012 - Today the Microsoft Alumni Foundation announced its nominees for the 2012 Integral Fellows Awards. Each year the foundation recognizes Microsoft alumni who dedicate their time, talent, and resources to help address local, national, or global challenges.  The award highlights the wide range of global impact that Microsoft alumni have in the nonprofit community around issues including conservation, clean-burning wood stoves, and hydrocephalus.

Nonprofits Utilize the Power of Storytelling

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REDMOND, Wash. — June 28, 2012 —The benefits of storytelling and the need for nonprofits to communicate their impact to various audiences has been a focus of late among nonprofit organizations and corporate social responsibility groups. It has been a hot topic at recent social innovation industry events such as Nonprofit Technology Network, the Cause Marketing Forum and the Social Innovation Summit.

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