Who Are Today’s Hidden Figures?

Check out this great profile of three new IBM P-TECH graduates — young women who are breaking barriers to pursue their interests in STEM education and New Collar Jobs. (This video was produced by theGrio.) Rashid Ferrod Davis is the Founding Principal of IBM’s Brooklyn P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School). Related Resource: […]

Fighting Hunger in the Carolinas

Despite improvements in the North Carolina economy since the Great Recession, nearly 1.8 million of our residents lack sufficient food each month. That’s nearly one in six of our neighbors! Even worse, this is true for nearly one in four children under the age of five. North Carolina’s Association of Feeding America Food Banks fights […]

Developing Student-Centered STEM Lessons with IBM

The IBM Thai Teachers TryScience Project “I’ve realized that my science lessons must be student-centered, rather than teacher-centered,” said Mr. Watchara Dachoponchai, shortly after finishing a master teacher workshop held by Kenan Institute Asia in early November as part of the IBM Thai Teachers TryScience project. A science teacher at Matthayompuranawas School in Bangkok, Mr. […]

Girls Step Forward at IBM Women in STEM Panel

P-TECH Schools Packing the “New Collar Jobs” Pipeline Recently, 50 female scholars from the Norwalk Early College Academy (NECA) in Connecticut; Excelsior Academy in Newburgh, New York; and Brooklyn P-TECH participated in the first-ever IBM Women in STEM Panel at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. The event brought together […]

IBM P-TECH: Helping Graduates Blaze Diverse Pathways to Success

Today marks a significant milestone on the journey of 16 extraordinary young people, as they complete both their high school diplomas and associate degrees in STEM fields. This milestone is significant because all 16 are students of color from low-income families, and because nearly 100 percent are headed to four-year colleges. This outstanding achievement also […]

Rising on Atlanta’s Westside: IBM Invests in Community-Wide Solutions

Joining with the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) and The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, IBM has become a major partner in Momentum: Westside – the latest in a series of initiatives propelling nonprofit development and networks in communities across Georgia. Launched in April 2015, Momentum: Westside has been building capacity and velocity for the […]

How IBM and Stop the Traffik Are Taking on the Traffickers with Technology

On International Human Rights Day, Mark Wakefield, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Manager, IBM UK explains how the company has been helping to prevent human trafficking through its support of Stop the Traffik. No matter their size, sector, location or scope, no business can ignore human rights. Their scope is wide, covering everything from the […]

Re-Thinking Aging Through IBM Design Thinking

Aging is a growing concern in Singapore. According to the Ministry of Health, in 2030, one in four Singaporeans will be above the age of 65. That is equivalent to 900,000 seniors, or approximately double of the 440,000 seniors today. As part of IBM’s way to contribute back to the society, IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs – […]

From Military Service to Data Analyst

Transitioning to the civilian workforce is a significant adjustment for men and women who have served in the military. After an extended period of time away from civilian life, veterans often need guidance and support to identify how to best apply their extraordinary skills and service experience to the corporate sector. Despite some hardships veterans […]

Building on P-TECH’s Progress

Brooklyn’s Pathways in Technology Early College High School – the inaugural school of the P-TECH network – has delivered remarkable results just five years into its six-year grade 9 to 14 program. With open admissions (no testing), and a predominantly low-income, nonwhite student body, P-TECH is enabling young people from traditionally underserved communities to construct […]

Every Day Should Be Veterans Day

Our veterans often face challenges transitioning to the civilian work force. For example, while unemployment rates for veterans tend to hover just a few points above the national average for all workers, it is estimated that nearly half a million vets have dropped out of the workforce over the last 10 years. As we take […]

Understanding the Importance of Small Businesses to Low-Income Communities

America’s small businesses are critical components of the national economy. The jobs, wealth, and social and cultural capital they create are essential to thriving communities and sustained economic development. That’s why communities and the broader economy suffer when small businesses in low-income and distressed neighborhoods are unable to obtain the capital they need to grow […]

Preventing Bullying by Teaching Respect

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that one in three students says they have been verbally or socially bullied in school. The reasons for the bullying are as varied as the hurtful comments that are hurled – words intended to make someone feel that they don’t belong. This month, during National Bullying […]

Teaching Girls About Careers in Cyber Security

From CEOs and government leaders, to families and individuals concerned about privacy, identity theft and fraud, it’s safe to say that everyone who lives or works in the digital world is concerned about cyber security. That’s why the cyber security industry is growing faster than the ability of the labor force to fill it – […]

IBM Impact Grant Helps Strengthen “ToolBank Nation”

Launched 25 years ago in Atlanta, ToolBank has a singular mission – to help ensure that volunteers had the needed tools (rakes, shovels, drills, tables, chairs) to do their jobs. ToolBank has replicated this model in eight additional cities around the country, and also has added a ToolBank Disaster Services trailer (a “ToolBank on Wheels”). […]