Casting an Educated Vote

Below is a contributed piece from Sid Espinosa, Director of Corporate Citizenship at Microsoft Silicon Valley, which appeared in the October issue of LATINO Magazine.Click the image above for a downloadable copy and select ‘download’ in the top right corner. Latinos hold unprecedented political power in this year’s U.S. elections. Experts forecast that more than…

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Microsoft’s Sid Espinosa Honored, a “New Standard in Excellence”

We have reason to celebrate! Microsoft Silicon Valley’s Corporate Citizenship Director Sid Espinosa was recently honored by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HARC) with its annual Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers Award at a ceremony in Chicago, followed by two days of intense workshops and sessions centered on Hispanic conclusion. In light of the fact…

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Full Circle Targets the Next Generation of Social Leaders - Focus and Leadership Critical to Breaking Through

Full Circle Fund has a novel idea: bring together the talent, ambition and venture capital found so abundantly throughout the Bay Area and channel their focus on philanthropic causes. Through its efforts to support venture philanthropy, Full Circle Fund is training the executives and entrepreneurs of tomorrow on how to think strategically and act creatively…

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Commonwealth Club Discussion – Multi-Sector Collaboration for Strong, Healthy Communities

Sid Espinosa, Director of Citizenship for Microsoft Silicon Valley and Mayor of Palo Alto, joined other Valley leaders – John J. Donahoe, Chief Executive Officer of eBay Marketplaces; Nicole Levine, Executive Director, Women’s Initiative for Self Employment, San Francisco & North Bay, and John Lee, Executive Director, Bread Project – to discuss how public and…

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Microsoft Citizenship Leader, Sid Espinosa Recognized with Humanitarian Award

Sid Espinosa, Director of Corporate Citizenship at Microsoft and Mayor of the City of Palo Alto, was honored at the 15th Annual Josephine and Frank Duveneck Humanitarian Award on September 24, 2011 at Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills. Sid was recognized for his advocacy and the contributions he has made to the local community…

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Are you ready to be inspired?

You’ve come to the right place. We are surrounded by terrific sources of inspiration in Silicon Valley, with countless nonprofits that improve the quality of life in our communities. We’d like to celebrate this local spirit of giving with the hopes of inspiring even more community members to rise to the challenge. Microsoft has been…

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Microsoft Rolls Up Its Sleeves with Other Valley Companies and Community Groups to Plant 200 Trees in East Palo Alto

Microsoft, along with seven other top Valley companies and community groups, planted more than 200 trees at Greek Oaks and Cesar Chavez Academies in East Palo Alto last weekend. The trees will provide shade, as well as cleaner air, for the more than 800 elementary and middle school students in the area. Led by Canopy,…

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TechSoup Global Contributors’ Summit Brings Participants from 45 Countries to Microsoft Silicon Valley

Microsoft is proud to continue its 15-year partnership with TechSoup, by hosting this year’s Global Contributors’ Summit. The two-day event kicked off on Tuesday, February 15, with welcomes from Director of Citizenship for Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus, Sid Espinosa and Senior Director of Global Community Affairs at Microsoft, Akhtar Badshah. Badshah, who inspired the audience…

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Employee Sid Espinosa Is Palo Alto's New Mayor

Sid Espinosa, the director of citizenship for Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus, was recently elected mayor of Palo Alto. At 38, he is the fourth-youngest mayor in the city’s history. In truth, nearly every line of Sid Espinosa’s résumé could demand its own story. He’s written speeches for Bill Clinton, built a school in Africa with…

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