Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)
Empowering HBCUs through our Social Justice commitments
As an executive sponsor for Cisco’s Social Justice Actions, I help steward our company’s five-year, US$150 million commitment to HBCUs. Our mission is to create a generational impact through technology modernization and STEM education acces. I am proud to provide an update on Cisco’s commitment across four key areas of impact.
Sharing career opportunities and advice with the women of Bennett College
A recent Women at Cisco event at Bennett College demonstrated how entry-level digital and cybersecurity skills can enhance students' competitive edge, no matter their career choice. Cisco is dedicated to creating opportunity for non-technical students in the IT field as we support the strategic sustainability and legacy of HBCUs like Bennett College.
Salveo Innovations: How an mHealth application gives patients a greater sense of self-agency
Salveo Innovations is the winner of the 2022 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge $50,000 USD HBCU Startup Prize.
Pharrell Williams and Cisco Partner to Drive an Inclusive Future in Education
Cisco expands its partnership with Pharrell Williams’ nonprofit YELLOW to create a highly personalized and immersive education experience through YELLOWHAB. This is one more step in our mission to drive an inclusive future, demonstrating our commitment to both education and social justice.
A Year in Review: Our Investment in Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)
Cisco's intention to make a lasting impact for HBCUs and their students for generations to come is off to a heartening start. Today share our year one progress in four focus areas.
Investing for an Inclusive Future
Maria Martinez, Cisco Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, explains why Cisco is making a $150 million commitment to build an inclusive future and help HBCUs strategically recover and flourish.
From Cisco Live to Networking Academy: A donation of pi-top laptops engages students at a Tribal college
Cisco donated pi-top laptop kits to Cisco Networking Academy partners around the world, including Tribal College, Sitting Bull College, in North Dakota.