Good Read: Why STEM Education & Blended Learning Matter

By Kristin Lee, Microsoft Senior Public Relations Manager Our friends at the Microsoft on the Issues blog are featuring a post about the most recent event from the @Microsoft series focused on education. In Washington, D.C., the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center hosted a panel on “Preparing the Next Generation for 21st Century Jobs: Why…


New Paradigms for Empowering Youth

By Lori Harnick, General Manager, Citizenship & Public Affairs This week I was thrilled to participate in a conversation at Microsoft’s Innovation & Policy Center in Washington, DC focused on ways the public and private sectors can work together to empower and inspire young people. As part of the @Microsoft conversation series focused on key…


YouthSpark Star of the Week: Michelle Didero, CityYear Washington, D.C.

Serving on the Microsoft Team at Cardozo Senior High School in Washington, D.C. Michelle Didero has seen firsthand how education, combined with hard work and encouragement, can change a young person’s life. She worked with Jacob, a young man struggling in geometry class. He frequently showed up late to class and didn’t complete assignments. Didero…


Microsoft Joins Boys & Girls Club, NFL Players to Support AthleTECH camp for DC Youth

Microsoft was recently honored to join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW) and National Football League (NFL) players to host AthleTECH, a complimentary two-day football and technology camp for local Washington, D.C. youth. The camp consisted of a technology workshop at Microsoft’s Tyson’s Corner store and an outdoor field sports day at…


Microsoft D.C. office teams up with local non-profit Horton’s Kids

By Matt Gelman, Senior Director for Congressional Affairs, Microsoft Microsoft joined the D.C. community on Wednesday to celebrate the work of Horton’s Kids, a Washington, D.C. non-profit dedicated to providing comprehensive services to 300 children and 100 families in the Ward 8 neighborhood. The event featured elected officials including Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia,…


Accessibility at the Partners in Learning Global Forum

LaDeana Huyler, Microsoft Accessibility This week, at the Partners in Learning Global Forum in Washington, D.C., more than 700 of the most innovative educators from around the world came together to discuss their big ideas. These extraordinary educators are focused on improving teaching and learning through the effective use of technology in the classroom. One…


Mexico’s student exchange program comes to Microsoft where we all learn something from one another

Donna Woodall, East Region Citizenship Lead, Microsoft Corporation Earlier this week I had the pleasure of hosting Jovenes en Accion, an exchange student program consisting of more than 65 students aged between 15-18 from various cities in Mexico who spent the past five weeks with U.S. host families and on college campuses across the country…


Celebrating Technology for Good in Washington State

After years of working to build the technology capacity of nonprofits, I have to admit: great examples of technology for good can be elusive. I often hear nonprofit organizations say, “We don’t know what we don’t know.” They want great examples from their peers for both inspiration and to share in the lessons learned. They…

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