Invest and Evaluate: a Landscape Guide to Youth Workforce Development Programs

In our rapidly changing, hyper-connected world, the information and communication technology (ICT) industry is driving economic growth, innovation, and job creation. More than 50 percent … Read more »

Announcing our support of the BRAID initiative

Providing all young people with the opportunity to learn computer science is something we feel strongly about at Microsoft. Through our YouthSpark initiative, we work … Read more »

The Latest Idea in Wearable Tech: the Panic Button Bracelet

By James Rooney, Senior Program Manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs It’s a wearable “panic button” for the unexpected dangerous circumstance. Attached to a bracelet, the … Read more »

Seattle girls learn the “undercover greatness” of computer science

By Yvonne Thomas, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Citizenship & Public Affairs Since the age of five, Hana Yohannes knew she wanted to create apps and … Read more »

Harnessing the Power of Technology to Fight Human Trafficking

Guest Post by Professor Mary Leary, Professor of Law at the Catholic University of America Human trafficking is a social problem as complex as it … Read more »

Microsoft Celebrates Student Innovators at Imagine Cup World Finals

By Jane Meseck, Director, Corporate Citizenship Last week marked the 2014 Microsoft Imagine Cup World Finals, where more than 125 students, representing 34 countries around … Read more »

Empowerment Through Technology: A Journey

By Lori Forte Harnick, general manager, Citizenship & Public Affairs Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (center) and Lori Forte Harnick, General Manager of … Read more »

Youth Opportunity Top of Mind at Social Innovation Summit

By Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs “We’ll laugh, some of us may cry, we’ll be inspired and we’ll even dance.” These are … Read more »