corporate social responsibility (CSR)

Cisco Supports Junior Achievement of Georgia to Help Middle School Students Thrive

Through our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs, we aim to give people the skills they need to thrive in a connected world. To help achieve that vision, the Cisco Foundation recently completed a grant to the Junior Achievement Discovery Center in Gwinnett County, Georgia. The facility, adjacent to the Cisco campus in Lawrenceville, held its grand […]

An Enduring Commitment to Strengthening Cisco’s Communities

It started one day with a quiet knock on a classroom door where I was volunteering. A student at Joseph George middle-school in East San Jose asked if she could continue building her solar car at lunch time. Soon, she was joined by a one friend, then another. Pretty soon, they would come three or […]

Cisco Networking Academy Students Take Home Top Prizes at WorldSkills Competition

Another amazing World Skills week has come to an end. Congratulations to all participants across the various skills areas, you are all winners! Some highlights from the week of our Skill 39 competitors, who after months of training finally had the chance to put their hard work to the test during the 4-day competition.

Digital Challenge Helps Young People Solve Social Challenges in Brazil

What better place to incorporate a Hackathon than at World Skills, an event already bursting with energy and excitement? This year, the organization introduced a Digital Challenge with the goal to help local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with real-world problems, and show that IT-related competitions can be fun and engaging. Fifteen local Brazilian problem solvers will […]

Cisco Volunteers, CyberPatriot Inspire Students to Pursue Cybersecurity Careers

Last week, 60 middle and high school students gathered at Cisco campuses in Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC and Richardson, TX for a special cybersecurity camp being offered for the first time by CyberPatriot, the Air Force Association’s national youth cyber education program. The camp gave students who had little to no cybersecurity experience an […]

Young People Show Off Their IT Skills at Global Competition

It’s hard to believe 2 years have already passed since I first experienced WorldSkills in Leipzig, Germany. The intensity and energy of the week were unforgettable, so I’m excited to be back this year, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to experience it again. I always feel inspired meeting young people who take their skills to the […]

Engineering a STEM mentoring moonshot

The following post was originally published in The Hill In 1961, President John F. Kennedy laid out an ambitious goal for our nation – to land a man on the moon by the end of the decade. In doing so, he inspired a new generation and helped ensure U.S. global leadership in technology for years […]

Cisco Volunteers Build New Home for Texas Disaster Victims

Employees from Cisco’s Richardson, Texas campus were pleased to attend a dedication on July 21 for the new owners of the Habitat for Humanity house that Cisco funded in West, Texas. You may remember back in April 2013, a fertilizer plant exploded in West, killing 15 people and injuring more than 300. A nursing home, […]

5 Ways Cisco Celebrates Youth World Skills Day All Year

Today, July 15, Cisco will join the United Nations in observing the first annual World Youth Skills Day — a global conversation about youth unemployment and the importance of giving young men and women around the world the skills to thrive in any workplace. Through social media and the power of the Internet, we can […]