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A digital economy that benefits everyone

We’re working to ensure that everyone has access to the opportunities technology provides.

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Empowering youth

As the digital economy has grown, the demand for skilled workers in STEM and computing fields has far outpaced the number of computer science graduates. Our goal is to ensure all young people are future-ready and have access to the digital skills that employers seek—from basic digital literacy to computer science.

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Career pathways

Many people in today’s workforce lack the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the digital economy. Microsoft is partnering with public and private sector organizations, including nonprofits like The Markle Foundation to help more people build careers in the digital workplace.

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Making technology accessible to everyone

Technology can benefit and empower people of all abilities. More than 1 billion people in the world have disabilities, and we’re committed to nonprofit partnerships and programs that help unlock everyone’s potential to achieve more with technology.

See it in action

Learn more about how our partner organizations are empowering people.

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Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) works to bring computer science education to high schools to help young people prepare for the jobs of tomorrow.

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Year Up

Year Up provides technical and professional training skills to help motivate talented young people and provide access to the in-demand skills needed to acquire the jobs of the future.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of America

By combing expertise in youth programming with Microsoft’s deep knowledge of computer science, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has developed a new Computer Science Pathway program.

Read about the program
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Bringing together employers, governments, educators, and workforce centers, The Markle Foundation created the Skillful initiative, which provides job seekers access to the professional training and skills required in today’s digital economy.

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