IBM Impact Grants

IBM and Shaw University: An EPIC Partnership

Strategic planning is a key element for growth in any industry. But in higher education, the efficacy of campuses can be changed almost instantly by the industries we serve. Institutions are adjusting to new realities in technology, student profiles and funding with a greater emphasis on securing and maintaining corporate partnerships, and Shaw University is […]

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IBM Grant Helps Stop Hunger Now Develop Strategic IT Vision

Engaging people in the effort to end hunger is absolutely critical to achieving Stop Hunger Now’s mission of ending hunger in our lifetime. It’s not just about Stop Hunger Now providing meals or other aid to people in need – it’s about creating a movement to end hunger. “It’s one thing to give a grant […]

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IBM Watson Helps Tackle Youth Unemployment in Belgium

Youth unemployment is a major concern in many European countries. For young people leaving school and entering the labor market it is especially important that they can rely on support from their employment agency for a good quality offer of employment, continued education, an apprenticeship or a traineeship. Equally important is that the service is […]

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Making a Difference, Not Just a Living

If you know IBM, the scope and depth of the initiatives detailed in our 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report will not surprise you. IBM undertakes actions at scale, and because corporate responsibility is fully integrated with our overall business strategy, our CSR programs are global in reach as they seek to enable fundamental transformations of societal […]

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El éxito de la cultura colaborativa

Si lo haces acompañado,  el camino será más llevadero. Es el lema que nos mueve en  las Lanzaderas de Empleo; por eso creamos el programa en el 2013, para ayudar a personas desempleadas a emprender un nuevo rumbo hacia el mercado laboral. El paro es la mayor lacra social que arrastra nuestro país; no podemos […]

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Education and Innovation Are Essential to Turkey’s Economic Development

(Türkçe versiyonu aşağıdadır) With a strong history and expertise in innovation, IBM has put education as one of the core elements of its citizenship initiative to support the innovation culture. A quality education is of vital importance for Turkey’s young population and a catalyst for social and economic development. Within this in mind, IBM Citizenship […]

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Closing the IT Skills Gap While Serving Those Who Have Served

IBM’s Veterans Employment Initiative, part of the IBM Impact Grant portfolio, connects IBM expert software trainers with qualified participants for five days of instruction on IBM® i2® Analyst’s Notebook®. At the conclusion of the instructional session, participants may take the exam for certification as an advanced data analyst. Employers are expected to fill nearly 200,000 jobs over the next […]

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Transforming Careers for Veterans

By Debbie Landers and Robert Griffin Data analytics is key to ensuring that organizations today remain competitive and employees engaged. As a result, industry experts cite data analytics as one of the fastest growing career fields, with a shortage of at least 200,000 data analysts to fill corporate data analyst jobs by 2018. With qualified […]

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IBM Impact Grant Helps Strengthen Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Suicide is a significant cause of death in many OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries and Belgium is among the most affected European nations. A key strategy in the prevention of suicide in the Flanders Region is the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, coordinated and operated by the Flemish Suicide Prevention Center. Here, skilled and trained […]

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Honoring IBM’s Culture of Service

The 2015 winners of the eleventh annual IBM Volunteer Excellence Award have been announced. The IBM Volunteer Excellence Award is recognition from IBM Chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty, and is the highest form of global volunteer recognition given by the company to employees. IBM volunteers from 13 countries – nine teams and four individuals – […]

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Supporting Quality Education in Turkey

(Turkish version below) Education is the best legacy that a nation can give to its citizens. A robust education system in a country reflects and strengthens the social, cultural and moral values of the people. In addition, education is a vital investment for human and economic development. That’s why the Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey […]

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Supporting Chronically Ill and Rehabilitating Children

Chronically ill and rehabilitating children face quite a number of psychosocial challenges. Disruption of school and social activities during treatment and recovery are particularly troublesome, leading to isolation and a downfall in school performance which could ultimately result in a lack of motivation to get better. Plugging the educational gap in Belgium, Bednet enables long-term […]

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Maternity Foundation and IBM Team on Safe Delivery Data Analysis

  Denmark’s Maternity Foundation has received an IBM Impact Grant to enable analysis of critical data collected by health workers using the Safe Delivery mobile application in developing countries. The grant includes delivery of SPSS Analytics and related consulting to help the Maternity Foundation track, improve and expand the effectiveness of the app among skilled […]

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Engaging Children from Low-Income Families in Belgium

At Teach for Belgium, we believe that a child’s success in life should not be limited by the socioeconomic background of his or her family. That’s why we recruit and train inspirational leaders from all academic disciplines to serve for two years as teachers in low-income communities. Supported by the Teach for All international network, […]

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Giving From the Heart

In 2015, contributions through the IBM’s U.S. Employee Charitable Contribution Campaign (ECCC) surpassed the $1 billion mark. Though primarily a fundraising campaign, ECCC also encourages volunteerism through the IBM On Demand Community, through which active and retired IBMers can contribute money and expertise to a growing list of nonprofit organizations and causes. In her observations […]

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