We engage in rural and urban communities around the globe to bring greater economic opportunities through the power of technology.
Airband Initiative annual grant fundEight companies were selected for the 2018 Airband Initiative grant fund. The fund invests in start-ups delivering internet-connectivity solutions around the globe.
Teaming up with the Green Bay PackersTo boost economic growth in Wisconsin, Microsoft and the Packers launched TitletownTech—bringing top digital innovations and expertise to Green Bay.
Bringing computer science to schoolsStudents at four area schools in El Paso, Texas will have the opportunity to learn to code because of the Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) program.
Tackling disparities in the criminal justice systemWe’ve partnered with stakeholders throughout Washington State to help judges, lawyers, and advocates calculate fees and fines that are fair and reasonable based on case circumstances.
Tech training center coming to NYCThe new Civic Hall, supported by a grant from Microsoft, will strengthen neighborhoods and create accessible pathways for people to thrive in the digital economy.
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We engage communities at a local level to bring greater economic opportunities through the power of technology.
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Closing the rural broadband gapLearn more about our progressWe launched the Microsoft Airband Initiative to bring affordable broadband internet service to 2 million people in rural America by 2022, while expanding affordable broadband services to rural communities around the world.
Teaching girls about STEMLearn more about DigiGirlz campWe hosted more than 100 middle and high school girls on our Fargo, North Dakota campus for a DigiGirlz camp. This gave them the opportunity to learn about careers in technology, connect with Microsoft employees, and participate in workshops.
Advancing the workforce in WyomingLearn more about the partnershipMicrosoft has partnered with Laramie County Community College (LCCC) to help bolster a 21st-centruy workforce. Students will now have access to data center technician and cybersecurity courses. We’ve also launched a server administration program for Microsoft employees.
Improving student successLearn more about the programDallas County educates over 500,000 students in grades K-12, but less than one in three will complete college within six years. To improve student success, Commit, DataKind, Microsoft Cities, and Strive Together are partnering to apply machine learning techniques to inform possible approaches.
A brand-new community spaceLearn more about the Garage
FY18 reporting resources
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