Public-Private Partnership

P-TECH Intern Interviews IBM executive Nancy Pearson

Written by Chigozie Okorie | August 27, 2015 | IBM Leadership, P-TECH, Public-Private Partnership...

Chigozie Okorie, P-TECH student and intern at the IBM Center for Applied Insights, is conducting a series of executive interviews exploring topics such as the skills necessary for business today and how to prepare students for a very dynamic future. Here are some of the key takeaways from his interview with Nancy Pearson, who leads more

Building Capacity in the Nonprofit Sector

Written by Tjuan Dogan | August 27, 2015 | Economic Development, IBM Impact Grants, Public-Private Partnership

IBM’s 100+ year commitment to corporate citizenship runs broad and deep – encompassing dozens of programs and initiatives. While some of our programs, such as P-TECH, Corporate Service Corps and Smarter Cities Challenge involve our direct engagement to address significant societal challenges in education, public health and economic development, we have designed other programs to more

Amanda Crawford: My Experience as an Intern at IBM

Written by Amanda Crawford | August 14, 2015 | Guest Contributors, P-TECH, Public-Private Partnership...

Among the essential differentiators of the IBM P-TECH program is the opportunity for young people to gain skills-based workplace experience in addition to their rigorous academic work in high school and college courses. This holistic approach to preparing our students for successful futures has already shown significant results. In June, P-TECH’s first graduates either joined more

Corporate Citizenship and Purpose-Driven Transformation

Written by Stanley S. Litow | July 24, 2015 | Cognitive Computing, Corporate Service Corps, Data Analytics...

IBM’s technology and talent have the power to help transform governments, institutions, communities and the quality of life for people around the world. We work to improve education, revitalize cities, address the challenges of economic growth, respond to disasters, and develop sustainable strategies for energy use and environmental protection. As part of a tradition that dates to the more

The P-TECH Story

Written by Stanley S. Litow | June 25, 2015 | Economic Development, IBM Culture of Service, IBM Leadership...

As Brooklyn P-TECH – IBM’s first P-TECH school – celebrates the graduation of six students with their high school diplomas and college degrees two years ahead of schedule, we reflect on what makes P-TECH so special, and look ahead to the model’s expansion across the U.S. and abroad. Stanley S. Litow is IBM’s Vice President more

Excelsior Academy Proves P-TECH Can Work Across New York

Written by Kathy Hochul | June 17, 2015 | Economic Development, Guest Contributors, P-TECH...

Last week, I had the distinct privilege to visit Newburgh, a city situated on the Hudson River and just a short train ride north of The Big Apple. It was a chance to witness firsthand what everyone has been clamoring about: just what is happening inside a P-TECH classroom? Otherwise known as Pathways in Technology more

Helping the Next Generation Beat the Odds

Written by Rashid Ferrod Davis | June 2, 2015 | Economic Development, Guest Contributors, MentorPlace...

Twenty-three years ago this May, I graduated from Morehouse College as part of the largest class in the college’s history through 1992. Features in national media outlets told the stories of several young leaders from the Class of 1992, including why they had chosen Morehouse over such schools as Cornell and Stanford, the commitment to service more

Challenging What’s Possible in Pro Bono Service

Written by Tracy Hoover | May 29, 2015 | Disaster Relief & Recovery, Economic Development, Global Health...

At the height of last year’s Ebola outbreak, the citizen engagement team at IBM Connections in Sierra Leone put their talents in technology to work, creating a way for citizens to report Ebola-related issues and concerns via text or voice calls. The people behind the project – which provided real-time insight to the government and more

Providing Tools for Transformation in Atlanta

Written by Patty Russart | May 7, 2015 | Guest Contributors, IBM Impact Grants, Public-Private Partnership

When most of us talk about “tools for transformation” these days, we’re usually referring to software as a service or specific types of business or operational strategies. At the Atlanta Community ToolBank, we certainly use digital and conceptual “tools” to help us serve our clients. But our client touch point is physical tools. We are more

Excelsior Academy P-TECH Gains Global Notoriety

Written by Cliff Archey | April 24, 2015 | Media Coverage, P-TECH, Public-Private Partnership...

P-TECH, the IBM-led grades 9-14 schools model, is expanding rapidly because of its seamless integration of high school, college and career, and the concrete path to opportunity the model provides for students. There are 27 schools currently operating under the P-TECH model in the United States, and this week, Australia announced it will open two more

Developing Philadelphia’s Next Generation of Creative Leadership

Written by Diane Melley | April 9, 2015 | IBM Impact Grants, Public-Private Partnership

All organizations need skilled leadership. Nowhere is this truer than in the nonprofit sector – especially in the creative and arts economy. Managing a creative enterprise can be difficult in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, and balancing the creative process with business needs is always an issue. But in the nonprofit world, creative organizations more

IBM Impact Grant Reinforces Shared Values

Written by Jim Merrill | March 26, 2015 | Guest Contributors, IBM Impact Grants, Public-Private Partnership

As Superintendent of North Carolina’s Wake County Public School System, I lead a district where thousands of employees are committed to ensuring every student receives a quality education. But we do not work alone. It is an endeavor that also includes parents, students and community partners. It was in that spirit that our community began more

Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovators

Written by Will Saunders | March 17, 2015 | Guest Contributors, P-TECH, Public-Private Partnership...

As a teacher at Brooklyn’s Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH), I’ve seen first hand how engaging young people unleashes their potential and enables them to transform themselves. Most of our students come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and enter P-TECH (an open admissions school) with a variety of academic and social issues. But more

Is “Free Community College” a Good Idea?

Written by Stanley S. Litow | February 12, 2015 | Economic Development, IBM Leadership, P-TECH...

President Obama’s proposal to provide free community college across the U.S. is expected to cost upwards of $1.4 billion in 2016 and $60 billion over the next 10 years. Can America afford it? The real question is: How can we not? [youtube][/youtube] In my latest article for The Huffington Post, you’ll read about the latest more

CUNY Students Use IBM Watson to Help Solve Urban Challenges

Written by Doris Gonzalez | January 16, 2015 | Cognitive Computing, Economic Development, Mobile Computing...

With industries from health care to retail gearing up for transformation with IBM Watson cognitive computing, it only makes sense that the next generation of innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs be given the opportunity to work with this breakthrough technology. That’s why IBM and The City University of New York (CUNY) collaborated to sponsor the CUNY-IBM more