Windows Donates PCs to Microsoft YouthSpark Partner Year Up

By Karen Bergin, Director of Citizenship and Public Affairs Earlier this summer, we partnered with Windows on the Chip In program to create a “buy one, give one” offer. For every PC that a student crowd-funded through Chip In, we planned to donate a new PC to participants in the Chicago chapter of our Microsoft…


Windows Chip In Campaign Helps YouthSpark Partner Year Up to Bridge Opportunity Divide

By Karen Bergin, Director of Citizenship and Public Affairs We launched Microsoft YouthSpark last September to address the opportunity divide – the gap between those who have the access, skills and opportunities to be successful and those who do not. As we approach back to school season, the opportunity divide becomes very visible, especially around…


Using IT to Close the Opportunity Divide

Editor’s Note: We recently announced Microsoft YouthSpark a new company wide initiative that aims to create opportunities for 300 million young people. A key part of YouthSpark is the work we are doing with nonprofit organizations focused on helping young people access education, employment and entrepreneurship.  Globally, our nonprofit cash grant recipients have been carefully…