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Black Leadership Spotlight: Jerelyn Rodriguez, The Knowledge House

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In celebration of Black History Month, Common Impact is spotlighting remarkable Black nonprofit leaders and their many contributions to creating more positive, healthy, and equitable communities.

Can Job Training Close the 'Opportunity Divide' Post-Pandemic?

Words by Mary Mazzoni
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Roughly one in five U.S. workers are collecting unemployment benefits, and as coronavirus case numbers surge across the country, job prospects seem slim for many.

Moldovan Education Company Increases Youth Employment Through IT Training

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CHISINAU, Moldova, August 5, 2020  /3BL Media/ – As the first member company from the Republic of Moldova, educational technology company Codifun has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to broaden its delivery of affordable information technology (IT) courses by 2022 and enable 125,000 low-income people in Romania, Moldova and Ukraine to find well-paying jobs.

Duke Energy Creates Job Training Opportunities Through $900,000 in Grants to North Carolina Community Colleges

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  • Grants to support apprenticeship programs at 8 community colleges
  • Funds fulfill company’s $5 million commitment made in 2017
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  • Grants to support apprenticeship programs at 8 community colleges
  • Funds fulfill company’s $5 million commitment made in 2017

The Cisco Intern Experience Goes Virtual

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This post was authored by Carl Hubbard an HR Undergraduate Program intern.

It’s hard to believe that just eight months ago, from my little apartment in Florence, Italy, I was clicking through the electronic paperwork for the offer I had just received from Cisco. I was going to be an incoming intern for the HR Undergraduate Program (HRUP) during the Summer 2020 season – and I could not have been more excited.

Alexion Charitable Foundation Announces First Rare Belonging® Grants

Funding supports efforts by National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORDⓇ) and Global Genes to address needs of the rare disease community arising from COVID-19 pandemic
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BOSTON, June 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- The Alexion Charitable Foundation, launched by Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) in February 2020, has announced it has awarded a total of $1.1 million in initial grants that align with its Rare Belonging® focus. Rare Belonging seeks to advance emotional well-being and educational opportunities, and provide relief for critical needs, for those living with or affected by a rare disease.

COVID-19's Opportunity: A Chance to Build a More Resilient Workforce

America needs a better skill-matching system if workers are to find their footing after the pandemic recedes.
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Every day, we are inspired by the essential workers on the frontlines of this pandemic—by their commitment to working despite the risks and their resourcefulness and tremendous talents under duress. The workers manning grocery stores, the janitors sanitizing hospital wards, the warehouse workers fulfilling our online orders – they all share one thing in common: they are a part of America’s low-wage workforce. They are the workers keeping things going for the rest of us—and yet, many of them are financially insecure and lack opportunities for advancement.

How a Nonprofit Partner Supports Social Enterprises so Individuals Can Gain Relevant Skills

By Stacey Faucett
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This is the fourth article in a series of blog posts that describe how Cisco enables nonprofits to maximize technology for greater scale and impact. Our introduction to the series is available here. To read more articles in the series click here. Stay tuned for next week’s post on how a nonprofit that focuses on education uses technology to scale.

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This is the fourth article in a series of blog posts that describe how Cisco enables nonprofits to maximize technology for greater scale and impact. Our introduction to the series is available here. To read more articles in the series click here. Stay tuned for next week’s post on how a nonprofit that focuses on education uses technology to scale.

Cisco Networking Academy Creates a Much-Needed Skills-to-Job Pathway for Diverse Midwest Students

This post was written by Rebecca Chisolm, she’s Senior Leader for Networking Academy North America at Cisco.
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Characterized as a ‘job machine,’ the US economy has had several years of prosperity and solid job growth. But this doesn’t mean that it’s prosperous for all Americans and all job sectors. For many Americans, particularly those in the midwestern United States, the struggle for a living wage in our digital economy has continued long after the great recession ended.

Realism About Reskilling

Learn about new research from the Brookings’ Workforce of the Future initiative on upgrading the career prospects of America’s low-wage workers.
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Every person deserves the opportunity for dignified employment that provides living wages and potential for advancement. However, for many in America today, this is far from reality, as they are caught in a cycle of low-wage work, earning poverty wages and unable to move up in the economy.

Local leaders, firms and workers need to adapt quickly to keep pace with rapid technological innovation and its transformative impact on the U.S. economy. Using reskilling as a focal point, this report aims to provide policymakers with tools to do so by answering the following questions:

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