Cisco's Rachael Chambers Named 2022 Cash, Sweat & Tears Award Winner

Dedicated volunteer has led company to raise millions for Covenant House since 2016
Press Release

ATLANTA, March 2, 2022 /3BL Media/ - A successful Silicon Valley veteran, Rachael Chambers has faced her own challenges over the years, but when she heard a homeless teen sheltering at a Covenant House share her story of struggle in 2016 something deep inside her clicked.

“My view of the world was so completely changed that day. I knew we had to look out for these kids,” said Chambers, a 17-year veteran of Cisco, a leading information technology company.   

A Journey of Changed Perspectives Leads to a Historic Connection Between Cisco and HBCUs

By Scott McGregor

Black History Month is an opportunity for reflection and education. For me, it began with my experience attending segregated schools until 1972. My experience with racism and segregation shaped my decision to attend North Carolina Central University (NCCU), one of our nation’s Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs). For the first time, I learned about heroes in American history that looked like me. This unlocked a sense of belonging and possibility that has continued to motivate me many years later.

People Behind CSR at Cisco: Volunteering With AppD Cares Fulfills a Passion for Giving Back

by Shelley D. Harper

We have created a new blog series that will focus on the people behind Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Cisco. Each blog in this series will highlight a different Cisco employee who works closely with CSR initiatives across the company.

How the International Youth Foundation and Cisco Networking Academy Are Providing Digital Skills Development in Mexico

by Rebeca De La Vega

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) indicates that “Raising living standards [in Mexico] will require boosting productivity growth by improving the business climate, including…enhancing the skills across the population.”

Cisco Networking Academy Expands 'Skills for All' With Entry-Level Certification for Cybersecurity Learning Pathway

By Laura Quintana

Click. Tap. Swipe. Scroll. Learn. When Cisco Networking Academy launched Skills for All in July 2021, we transformed the global learning landscape with our free, mobile-first skills-to-jobs program. We made a promise to learners everywhere to meet them where they are in their learning journeys.

Four Things You Should Know About the Cisco STEM Shadow Program

By: Shelley D. Harper

One of the best ways to discover what an occupation entails is to shadow a professional in that field as they go about in their daily work routine. Even better is trying your hand at performing some of their tasks, guided by their supervision and encouragement.

How MIND Research Institute Uses Collaboration Tools Like Webex for Hybrid Work


By Stacey Faucett

As schools and offices re-open, you may be hearing more about hybrid learning and hybrid work. Students and employees are entering a new era with more flexibility to do some of their lessons or work remotely, while sometimes physically going to school or the office.


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