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CGI: Guest Post: Accelerating Social Change at This Year’s Clinton Global Initiative

by Beverly Schwartz, Vice-President of Global Marketing at Ashoka.
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Each year at this time, world leaders from every sector private, nongovernmental, academic, and everywhere in between—convene in New York City at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting.

Clinton Global Initiative Week: Turning Ideas Into Actions That Address Social and Economic Issues

by Tom Murphy
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Founded in 2005 by President Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative was created to turn ideas into action creating a more integrated global community with shared benefits, responsibilities, and values. It brings together people from around the world, and channels the capacities of individuals and organizations to realize social and economic change. It focuses on practical solutions to global issues through the development of specific and measurable Commitments to Action.

Microsoft launches Bing REDU to help improve America’s education system

Bing REDU is part of Microsoft’s vision for improving education by using technology to connect, engage, explore and create
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There is a national crisis taking place in education. There are lots of voices participating – from government officials to teachers and parents and students themselves – but no single place to unify, empower and inspire everyone to help. Today Microsoft is launching REDU, a “home room” on the web for people who want to join in the conversation and take action to improve America’s education system.

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There is a national crisis taking place in education. There are lots of voices participating – from government officials to teachers and parents and students themselves – but no single place to unify, empower and inspire everyone to help. Today Microsoft is launching REDU, a “home room” on the web for people who want to join in the conversation and take action to improve America’s education system.

Microsoft launches nonprofit grant program

Grant program supports nonprofits offering skills training and job placement
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Microsoft has launched the Elevate America community initiative, a new grant program that will support nonprofit organizations offering employment services, including technology skills training and job placement, in local communities across the United States. To support this initiative, we are committing $4 million in cash, $6 million in software and technology skills training curriculum over the next two years.

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Microsoft has launched the Elevate America community initiative, a new grant program that will support nonprofit organizations offering employment services, including technology skills training and job placement, in local communities across the United States. To support this initiative, we are committing $4 million in cash, $6 million in software and technology skills training curriculum over the next two years.

Honoring those who support people in need on World Humanitarian Day

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The international humanitarian community is facing new challenges spawned by climate change, chronic poverty, food crisis, water and energy scarcity, migration, population growth, urbanization, pandemics, and natural disasters. While much has been achieved, the challenges faced by many millions of people around the world are still daunting and the need for effective humanitarian action is greater than ever.

Accelerating Change – We Can’t Do It Alone

Microsoft's citizenship "Accelerator Summit," a day of open discussion on how technology and partnerships can accelerate change and solve some of the world's toughest issues
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Posted by Pamela Passman

Corporate Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs, Microsoft 

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