Public and private sectors leaders are behind an effort to open the Pierce Center for Arts & Technology. They see art as a catalyst to engage at-risk youth and tech training as a way to provide skilled workers firms need.
In its latest research on fastest growth areas in government contracting, Onvia ranked several from the human services realm among the top 10 hotspots in the state and local government market. See where the money is going.
From a Texas fire department to flood-prone neighborhoods in Tanzania to Cleveland-area hospices, drones are demonstrating they have the potential to do good – a lot of it in fact. Learn about seven compelling examples.
GE plans to employ 20,000 women in STEM roles by 2020 – a bid to narrow the gender gap in the tech and manufacturing sectors. Learn why the company believes doing so can create a real and positive socio-economic impact.
Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent suggests a "golden triangle" between business, government and civil society to address alarming youth unemployment rates around the world. His comments prompted us to look into innovative job creation initiatives and we found many -- from Kenya's digital gig economy to Anchorage's indoor farm to empowering geeks in Gaza.
Last year's Global Opportunity Report ranked youth unemployment as the biggest risk facing cities. Read what 5,500 respondents identified as the biggest risks facing our world this year -- plus insights on how innovative partnerships and technologies can address them.
So much buzz today around artificial intelligence and its potential impact on business, the economy and jobs. But what about AI's potential for helping humanity and improving lives? Click for a look at some of the possibilities coming from IBM and elsewhere.
Strengthening educational outcomes for children living in public housing is the goal of a data-sharing roadmap just released by HUD. It provides guidance on how schools, public housing agencies and other stakeholders can partner to help kids succeed. Click to learn more and download a copy.
Paypal's CEO says revolutionizing the financial system would lift millions out of poverty. Rwanda's president argues digital connectivity is the pathway to prosperity. See if you agree with what leaders at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting are saying about how to end income inequality.
Examining data from a program that tracked 12,000 children's educational journey in four countries for over 15 years prompted a warning from University of Cambridge academics: Current efforts to close gaps in access to higher ed may need a reset.