Upward Mobility

Connecting rural communities: New efforts to help those left behind

Tue, 2017-07-18 06:44 -- Compassionate C...

Mention smart cities and most think of big cities steeped in the Internet of Things, with free Wi-Fi hotspots on every corner. But if the goal is to use smart technologies to improve lives and livelihoods, small rural communities have some big needs. Read what companies like AT&T and Microsoft are doing about that.

Here's what happens when you ask Stanford undergrads to use technology to reduce poverty

Wed, 2017-07-12 13:46 -- Compassionate C...

Students enrolled in Ending Poverty with Technology at Stanford had to cram a lot of learning – and doing – into their two-quarter course. It was a "big ask" their professor admits. But they came through with some big ideas.

$1 million Toyota impact grant promotes upward mobility for homeless women and children

Wed, 2017-07-12 11:55 -- Compassionate C...

Many large companies are locating in Collin County, Texas and thousands of new homes are being built there. Yet approximately 3,000 women in the county experience homelessness; many of them have children. Read how a new nonprofit collaborative, aided by a $1 million grant, aims to help them.

Cycle sharing project to solve Bengaluru’s air pollution problem

Tue, 2017-07-11 00:29 -- SCC India Staff

In coming months, Bengaluru will witness a massive public bicycle sharing (PBS) project proposed by the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT). The project, with around 4,000 cycle and 350 docking points, is touted to be India’s largest cycle-sharing project.

Dubai launches Humanitarian Accelerators with an ambitious agenda

Tue, 2017-06-27 13:35 -- Compassionate C...

By leapfrogging conventional technology approaches and improving the financial efficiency of humanitarian organizations, the accelerators will innovate around solving key humanitarian challenges in the Arab world and beyond. "This cannot wait," Dubai's ruler says.

What others can learn from Mississippi's lowest jobless rate in 41 years

Tue, 2017-06-27 06:00 -- Compassionate C...

A laundry list of technology initiatives helped the state of Mississippi record its lowest level of unemployment since 1976 – and there is more to come. Read how real-time data and apps and other innovative tech advances are helping put people to work.