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25 January 2014
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
The "Next" Project in Greenville, South Carolina brings local government and companies together to create a business incubator to encourage new startups to launch -- and stay -- in the area. One such business, called ...
10 November 2013
Maine, United States
A college in the poorest county in Maine offers a high job placement rate and a relatively cheap education for seaside communities. At Maine Maritime Academy, students get hands-on experience to pursue relevant career...
14 October 2013
Oakland, California, United States
Disadvantaged individuals can often have difficulty finding employment due to lack of job training and references. A free 12-week program offers intensive culinary training at St. Vincent de Paul kitchen along with ot...
2 June 2013
Over half of India’s population of 1.2 billion is under the age of 25. As such, there is a massive demand for skills training for young people to ensure their skills are matched with the needs of the job market. Gras ...
2 April 2013
In order to bridge the gap between women and men in the workforce, a number of programs in the middle east are offering job mentorship and training to women. “A mentoring program is a big help for women,” Allam says, ...
11 July 2012
An Irish-based company, ALISON, provides free, high-quality e-courses to people around the globe in order to help close the gap between education and workplace skills. Particularly focused on providing access to areas...
8 December 2011
Mahoba, Uttar Pradesh, India
In Tanzania, mapping of water points showed that nationally, less than half the existing rural water points were working—of water points that were less than two years old, a quarter had already stopped functioning. Br...
3 November 2011
Companies who outsource often fuel the race to the bottom for global workers' standards. Two companies, Digital Divide Data and Samasource, offer a model for outsourcing which is profitable and also prioritizes social...
18 February 2011
Halgaon, Maharashtra, India
The second of two columns on how ordinary women trained to become their village doctors are making rural villages much healthier. Financial incentives, supporting workers, and encouraging cooperation from governments ...
14 February 2011
Halgaon, Maharashtra, India
Many health professionals choose to not live in poor, rural areas that lack access to healthcare. The Society for Education, Action, and Research in Community Health, and the Comprehensive Rural Health Project are tra...
28 January 2011
For young people, learning the social norms of the office is crucial for survival in the new economy. Year Up is an organization that is unusually successful at preparing young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds fo...
24 January 2011
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
The non-profit program Year Up is getting low-income young people into jobs by training them in the culture of work. The organization pairs companies—which help fund the training period—with interns from disadvantaged...
21 January 2011
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
The prison system is designed to fail - and it does. On the positive side, there are programs all over the country that recognize that helping prisoners remake their lives is both humane and cost-effective.
19 June 2010
The opening of an ice cream shop in Butare, Rwanda is a small part of a larger effort to bring joy and personal health and happiness to communities who otherwise "ceased to believe they deserved it." A nonprofit based...
Harvard Business Review
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
1 May 1999
Union City, New Jersey, United States
Over 3000 Words
The corporate sector has a unique skill set that can be leveraged to bring innovative ideas and practices to the social sector. Companies are going beyond traditional short-term corporate social responsibility models,...
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