Creating a pathway to opportunity through economic empowerment
For more than a decade, Cisco has invested in economic empowerment for underserved and underrepresented populations, by providing cash grants, donating Cisco technology, and contributing staff time and expertise to nonprofits that design and deliver technology-based solutions in three areas for thriving in a digital economy.
From teacher to CEO: How CommonLit’s founder is using technology to impact millions of teachers and students
With Cisco’s support, CommonLit has created cutting-edge tools and expanded its services to reach underserved students in Latin America with localized materials in Spanish. We recently sat down with CommonLit's founder and CEO, Michelle Brown, to learn more.
A focus on access: Learning and digital skills development
As a leading technology company, Cisco is committed to offering inclusive access to digital skills training and supporting those who use technology to educate. After all, even the most transformative innovations have no value if people don’t know how to use them, or don’t have access to them.
How access to technology in the classroom changed my life
Kyle Thornton, manager of the education investment portfolio for Cisco and the Cisco Foundation, shares how access to technology changed his life and how it continues to influence the work he does today.
Investing in a regenerative and sustainable future: Cisco Foundation adds new focus on climate solutions
The Cisco Foundation is committing $100 million over ten years to fund nonprofit grants and impact investing in climate solutions. Learn more from Cisco's SVP of Corporate Affairs, Tae Yoo.
The Journey to Proximity: It’s a Marathon, not a Sprint
The horrific events of 2020 became a sobering wake-up call. These circumstances pushed me to lean further into the experiences of people who are different from me – people who are underrepresented, marginalized, or vulnerable in some way.
People Behind CSR at Cisco: Why an inclusive future needs environmental sustainability
Vijayakumar (Vijay) Ettiyagounder is an Energy and Sustainability Manager in the APJC region at Cisco under the Workplace Resources Group (WPR). Here are a few things you should know about Vijay and his work in environmental sustainability.
Our Progress Towards Powering an Inclusive Recovery for All
What will drive us all successfully into the future? Cisco EVP Fran Katsoudas shares how innovation and empathy will help ensure our recovery is an inclusive one.
Inspiring generations: One woman’s unexpected journey as a Cisco Networking Academy instructor
Learn how Cisco Networking Academy instructor Lulu Patel is changing social norms and creating an inclusive classroom for all at the Siyafunda Community Technology Centre in South Africa.