Microsoft Citizenship Blog

Employee Giving Campaign: Millennial Employees Help Keep Traditions Alive

By Lori Forte Harnick, General Manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs If you had visited...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 10/08/2014

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

yBy: Yvonne Thomas, Director of Global Citizenship & Public Affairs at Microsoft In our rapidly...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 09/25/2014

Announcing our support of the BRAID initiative

By: Yvonne Thomas, Global Director of YouthSpark Providing all young people with the opportunity to...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 09/24/2014

Meet our new YouthSpark Youth Advisors!

By: Yvonne Thomas, Global Director of YouthSpark Last week we announced big updates to our Microsoft...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 09/22/2014

The Latest Idea in Wearable Tech: the Panic Button Bracelet

By James Rooney, Senior Program Manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs It’s a wearable...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 08/25/2014

Seattle girls learn the "undercover greatness" of computer science

By Yvonne Thomas, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Citizenship & Public Affairs Since the age...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 08/15/2014

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...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 08/11/2014

Microsoft Celebrates Student Innovators at Imagine Cup World Finals

By Jane Meseck, Director, Corporate Citizenship Last week marked the 2014 Microsoft Imagine Cup...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 08/11/2014

Empowerment Through Technology: A Journey

By Lori Forte Harnick, general manager, Citizenship & Public Affairs Former U.S. Secretary of...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 06/24/2014

The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship: making a difference for young people and our economy

By Jane Broom, Director of Community Affairs, Microsoft Today was a great day, as nearly 800...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 06/09/2014

Youth Opportunity Top of Mind at Social Innovation Summit

By Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs “We’ll laugh, some of...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 06/06/2014

An Extraordinary Lesson and Skype

By Karen Bergin, Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs Those unique and wonderful moments when...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 05/29/2014

HelpBridge App Can Help Those in Need During Natural Disasters

By James Rooney, senior program manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs When disaster strikes do you...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 05/29/2014

City Year is "Fired Up" at 25!

By Andrea L. Taylor, Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs, North America, Microsoft “Every...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 05/28/2014

Microsoft Cookbook Collects 3rd Gourmand World Cookbook Award

By Karen Bergin, director, Citizenship and Public Affairs Today, Microsoft China accepted the...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 05/21/2014

Helping Students Learn Through the Summer

By Kari Sherrodd, senior manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs Summer break is just around the...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 05/14/2014

Employee Health Screening Drives Donations to PATH for Childhood Vaccinations in Laos

By Karen Bergin, director, Citizenship and Public Affairs Microsoft’s “Know Your...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 05/09/2014

Microsoft Joins SF Gives to Fight Poverty in Bay Area

By Sid Espinosa, Director, Philanthropy and Civic Engagement At Microsoft, we invest in community...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 05/08/2014

Global Microsoft YouthSpark Summit Convenes to Focus on Youth

By Yvonne Thomas, senior program manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs Last week at our Redmond...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 05/07/2014

Crowdfunding for a Cause: 24 Hours Will Benefit Hundreds of Nonprofits

By Emily Horn, Silicon Valley Communications, Technology & Civic Engagement Microsoft is proud...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 05/06/2014

The Votes are In: Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change Winners Announced!

By Kari Sherrodd, senior manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs Earlier this year we launched...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 05/01/2014

Microsoft’s 2013 YouthSpark Challenge for Change Winners: Where are They Now?

By Kari Sherrodd, senior manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs The inaugural Microsoft YouthSpark...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 04/30/2014

DigiGirlz Inspires Young Women to Explore STEM Careers

By Akhtar Badshah, senior director, Citizenship and Public Affairs Careers in technology are a hot...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 04/25/2014

We’re Matching Your Donations Today! Fund Innovative Projects to Transform Schools Worldwide

By Akhtar Badshah, senior director, Citizenship and Public Affairs Last month, at the Microsoft in...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 04/16/2014

Seattle Art Museum Launches Microsoft-Powered Website

By Akhtar Badshah, senior director, Citizenship and Public Affairs The Seattle Art Museum’s...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 04/16/2014

Meet 20 Finalists and Vote for Your Favorite Change-Maker!

By Kari Sherrodd, senior manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs After reviewing impressive entries...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 04/15/2014

Harnessing Disruption: The power of IT for disaster response

By Akhtar Badshah, senior director, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft Some of the largest...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 04/10/2014

Meet the Judges for Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change

By Elisa Willman, senior manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs We lined up a great panel of judges...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 04/07/2014

Impact Sourcing – The Opportunity Ahead

By Akhtar Badshah, senior director, Citizenship and Public AffairsToday I co-authored a blog post...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 04/07/2014

Coding for Impact with Chelsea Clinton and CGIU

By Akhtar Badshah, senior director, Citizenship and Public Affairs If you knew how to code would you...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 04/02/2014

Power On! YouthSpark Hub Helps Youth Build Their Futures

By Yvonne Thomas, senior program manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs We’re excited to...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 04/02/2014

Unforgettable Moments at We Day Seattle & We Day California!

By Karen Bergin, director, Citizenship and Public Affairs Over the last week, Microsoft participated...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 03/26/2014

Microsoft Announces New “YouthSpark Hub” on We Day Seattle!

By Karen Bergin, director, Citizenship and Public Affairs As Human Resources Executive Vice...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 03/21/2014

Microsoft Supports “School in the Cloud”

By Akhtar Badshah, senior director, Citizenship and Public Affairs At the TED Vancouver conference...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 03/20/2014

Microsoft on World’s Most Ethical Companies List Four Years in a Row

By Karen Bergin, director, Corporate Citizenship and Public Affairs We are proud to be included in...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 03/20/2014

Microsoft Research Provides New Cloud Computing Access to Support Climate Studies

By Steve Lippman, director, Citizenship and Public Affairs Big Data is becoming an increasingly...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 03/19/2014

A Local Look at Global Issues: 2014 University of Washington Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition

Reposted from Federal Way High School Newspaper By Delaney Brown and Jamie Tran, Microsoft...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 03/18/2014

School Pitch Helps Drive Innovative Ideas to Transform Learning

By Akhtar Badshah, senior director, Citizenship and Public Affairs At the Microsoft in Education...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 03/18/2014

Microsoft Hosts Mathletes for MATHCOUNTS Washington State Finals

By Jane Broom, director, Citizenship and Public Affairs It’s that time of year...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 03/17/2014

Teachers Inspiring Tomorrow’s Innovators – Today!

By Lori Forte Harnick, general manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs More than a thousand global...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 03/14/2014

Demonstrating Commitment Through Action

By Karen Bergin, director, Citizenship and Public Affairs To speak with any credibility, companies...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 03/13/2014

Microsoft YouthSpark Sponsors New ‘Boot Camp’ for Imagine Cup Winner

By Kari Sherrodd, senior manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs Today Microsoft is announcing new...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 03/12/2014

Microsoft Grants Three Nonprofits Cash, Software and Services for Technology Innovation

By James Rooney, senior manager, Technology for Good @jamesroo At its core, technology is...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 03/07/2014

Inspiring the Next Generation of Women in Technology

By Kari Sherrodd, senior manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs March 8 is International...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 03/07/2014

Microsoft Makes Commitment to Manufacturing and Supply Chain Sustainability

By Dan Sytman, senior manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs In a post today on the Microsoft Green...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 03/07/2014

Building Better Businesses and a Better World

By Steve Lippman, Director, Corporate Citizenship One of the great benefits of working for Microsoft...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 02/28/2014

Celebrating UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day

By Kari Sherrodd, Senior Manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs Today we celebrate UNESCO’s...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 02/21/2014

Generosity Rising: Microsoft’s Employees Raise Record-Breaking $113 Million for Nonprofits in 2013

By Karen Bergin, Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs 2013 was a year of record-breaking...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 02/18/2014

Empowering Youth to Change Their World

By Lori Forte Harnick, General Manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs Microsoft is very proud to...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 02/12/2014

Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change Contest Is Back!

By Kari Sherrodd, Senior Manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 02/11/2014

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