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Why creating inclusive classrooms matters

Editor’s note: In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Google.org is working with DonorsChoose to continue their support for more inclusive classrooms through the #ISeeMe campaign. Mr. Andy Yung, a classroom teacher from New York City, shares the power of affirming identities in his classroom. I grew up in Flushing, New York — the same community in Queens where I now teach. I’m honored and grateful to teach students who remind me of my younger self and to interact with their parents who remind me...
Tags: Google, Education, New York City, US, Queens, Google.org, Flushing New York, DonorsChoose, Yung, Diversity and Inclusion, Google org Learn, Andy Yung


Escucha las historias de los educadores en esta Semana de Apreciación del Profesor

Nota: En honor a la Semana de Apreciación al Profesor,  la Profesora Nacional del Año 2020 Tabatha Rosproy nos comparte su historia, así como algunas de las formas en que las que estamos apoyando a los maestros este año.  Cada año, la Semana de Apreciación al Profesor llega en un momento emotivo para muchos maestros, alrededor del final del ciclo escolar. Decir adiós a nuestros estudiantes siempre es difícil, y después de un año de educar durante una pandemia, esas emociones se vuelven más inten...
Tags: Google, Education, Google.org, Moore, Gracias, Harry Shum Jr, Diversity and Inclusion, Wong Fu Productions, Tabatha Rosproy, DonorsChoose Desde 2005 Google, Google for Education On Air


Hear educators' stories this Teacher Appreciation Week

Editor’s note: In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week,  2020 National Teacher of the Year Tabatha Rosproy is sharing her story, as well as some of the ways Google is supporting teachers this year.  Every year, Teacher Appreciation Week falls near the end of the school year, which is an emotional time for many teachers. Saying goodbye to our students is always tough, and after a year of educating during a pandemic, those emotions are more prominent than ever.As National Teacher of the Year, I’ve h...
Tags: Google, Education, Doodles, Google.org, Wong, DonorsChoose, Harry Shum Jr, Diversity and Inclusion, Tabatha Rosproy, Heritage Month APAHM Google, Katrina Moore, Conscious Kid 's YouTube, DonorsChoose Since 2005 Google, Starting Wednesday Google, DonorsChoose ISeeMe, Google org Learn


A Matter of Impact: April updates from Google.org

Last week we celebrated Earth Day — the second one that’s taken place during the pandemic. It’s becoming clear that these two challenges aren’t mutually exclusive. We know, for example, that climate change impacts the same determinants of health that worsen the effects of COVID-19. And, as reports have noted, we can’t afford to relax when it comes to the uneven progress we’re making toward a greener future. At Google, we’re taking stock of where we’ve been and how we can continue building a more...
Tags: Google, India, Time, Sustainability, Nonprofits, Google.org, Jacquelline Fuller, Gavi, COVID, Gavin McCormick, WattTime Gavin McCormick, Alok Talekar, Alok Talekar Alok Talekar, Climate TRACE Google


Supporting India during the current COVID crisis

Right now India is going through our most difficult moment in the pandemic thus far. Daily COVID-19 cases continue to set record highs, with hospitals filled to capacity and in need of urgent supplies to cope with the increasing number of patients. Our Google community and their families are feeling the devastating impact, too. We’re asking ourselves what more we can do as a company to ensure people get the information and support they need to keep their families and communities healthy and safe...
Tags: Google, India, World Health Organization, Google.org, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Sanjay Gupta, Ministry of Health Family Welfare, Google in Asia, COVID-19


How fact checkers and Google.org are fighting misinformation

Misinformation can have dramatic consequences on people’s lives — from finding reliable information on everything from elections to vaccinations — and the pandemic has only exacerbated the problem as accurate information can save lives. To help fight the rise in minsformation, Full Fact, a nonprofit that provides tools and resources to fact checkers, turned to Google.org for help. Today, ahead of International Fact Checking Day, we’re sharing the impact of this work.Every day, millions of claims...
Tags: Google, Argentina, Ai, Google.org, Africa Check, Safety & Security, World Health Organization Last, Sebastien Floodpage, South Africa Nigeria Kenya


A Matter of Impact: March updates from Google.org

Despite decades of work to achieve gender equality, the disparities between men and women across education, income and economic opportunities persist. Not only that, but they are growing at an alarming rate due to COVID-19. Women have been almost 2x more likely to lose their jobs as a result of the pandemic, and girls are far less likely to return to schools once they reopen in person. There are solutions that can help, but they’re underfunded. Data shows that only 1.6% of philanthropic funding ...
Tags: Google, Mexico, Chile, Nonprofits, Latin America, Google.org, Jacquelline Fuller, National Domestic Workers Alliance, NDWA, National Domestic Workers Alliance NDWA, Laboratoria, Mariana Costa Checa, Michal Sela Forum, Laboratoria Mariana Costa Checa, Ali Stanfield, Ali Stanfield Ali Stanfield


How AI helps volunteers support LGBTQ youth in crisis

Over 1.8 million LGBTQ youth seriously consider suicide in the U.S. each year. At The Trevor Project, an organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth, the number of youth reaching out for support has ballooned since the start of the pandemic — at times nearly doubling our pre-COVID-19 volume. We knew we needed to train more volunteer crisis counselors to meet the growing demand for mental health support — and do so while working fully remote. The ...
Tags: Google, Trevor, Nonprofits, Google.org, Riley, CCS, Trevor Project, The Trevor Project, Jennifer Ball, Abby Beck


Reimagining 311 for the City of San José

Editor’s Note: Today marks the second annual National 311 Day. We talked with the City of San José’s CTO to learn about how they worked with Google.org Fellows to connect residents to the information they needed. National 311 Day is a day to remind communities nationwide to use 311, a resource to connect with their city’s non-emergency services. It’s an important tool that cities use to unburden 911 call-takers of non-emergency calls, allowing them to quickly respond to residents’ most urgent ne...
Tags: Google, California, San Jose, Googlers, Google.org, Cto, Sam Liccardo, San Jose San Jose, Civics, Kent Walker, Jennifer Leahy, Jerry Driessen, Global Affairs for Google


Job-training solutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

As the pandemic accelerates changes in how and where we work, many of us will need to upgrade our skills or even change careers. Today we’re announcing more help, in partnership with expert organizations and with the public sector, building on our experience in training over 17 million people in Europe, the Middle East and Africa over the last six years through Grow with Google.Even before COVID-19, research by Google and McKinsey showed that more than 90 million European workers may need to dev...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, Nigeria, Africa, Spain, Czech Republic, Morocco, Middle East, Portugal, European Commission, Latvia, Slovakia, Google.org, Mckinsey, EMEA


Google.org’s call for a better future for women and girls

When women and girls have the resources and opportunities to turn their potential into power, it changes the trajectory of their lives and strengthens entire communities. I’ve seen this play out first hand while living in India, where public health programs that put resources and decision-making in the hands of women drove much stronger outcomes for their families and villages. I’ve seen this in my own life, when bosses — both male and female — gave me stretch opportunities and bet on my leaders...
Tags: Google, India, Ireland, United Nations, Portugal, Cern, Brazil, Un, Shakira, Susan Wojcicki, North America, Nonprofits, Sundar Pichai, Google.org, Jacquelline Fuller, Naomi Osaka


A Matter of Impact: February updates from Google.org

Editor’s note: Welcome to A Matter of Impact, Google.org’s monthly digest, where we highlight what the team’s been up to and spotlight some of the incredible nonprofits and Google.org Fellows helping solve some of society’s biggest challenges through technology and innovation.  It didn’t take long for the effects of COVID-19 to reveal a devastating, but predictable, truth: the pandemic has had an outsized impact on marginalized groups, especially people of color. At Google.org, we aim to brin...
Tags: Google, America, Kenya, Nonprofits, Sundar Pichai, Black, Google.org, Colin Jackson, Eastern Europe, Jacquelline Fuller, Uhuru Kenyatta, Equitable, Republic of Kenya, Morehouse School of Medicine, Rodney Foxworth, Satcher Health Leadership Institute


How anonymized data helps fight against disease

Data has always been a vital tool in understanding and fighting disease — from Florence Nightingale’s 1800s hand drawn illustrations that showed how poor sanitation contributed to preventable diseases to the first open source repository of datadeveloped in response to the 2014 Ebola crisis in West Africa. When the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in Wuhan, data again became one of the most critical tools to combat the pandemic. A group of researchers, who documented the initial outbreak, qu...
Tags: Health, Google, Global, West Africa, University of Oxford, Wuhan, Google.org, Nairobi, Florence Nightingale, Boston Children 's Hospital, Stephen Ratcliffe, Healthmap, Boston Children 's Hospital the Google, Rockefeller Foundation Global, New York São Paulo Munich Kyoto


Honoring the legacy of Black-owned businesses in the U.S.

In this post:This Black History Month, we’re highlighting Black-owned businesses and showing our support through funding and training. In 1946, Irene and Clint Cleaves opened The Four Way Grill with a simple mission: Serve the best soul food in all of Memphis. And for the last 75 years, they’ve done just that and more. In its early days, The Four Way was one of the few places where Black and white diners sat together, and it was considered a safe haven for leaders of the civil rights movement...
Tags: Google, Mississippi, Small Business, New York City, Google Shopping, Memphis, Google Trends, Black, Google.org, Harlem, U S, Irene, Bates, Sheila, Jeff Smith, Metro Atlanta


Help build a digital future in Central & Eastern Europe

Technology has been a lifeline for many European businesses and communities throughout the pandemic—from helping people find accurate health information and buy groceries online to finding new ways to learn and stay connected with loved ones. But equally, the pandemic has also widened the social divide, putting disadvantaged groups at risk of being further left behind. As economies embark on a path to recovery, creating an accessible digital future for everyone will be vital.  To help fill that ...
Tags: Google, Africa, Slovenia, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania, Google.org, Eastern Europe, Europe Middle East, Matt Brittin, Google in Europe, Digital Nation, Riga Tech Girls


Help build a digital future in Central and Eastern Europe

Technology has been a lifeline for many European businesses and communities throughout the pandemic—from helping people find accurate health information and buy groceries online to finding new ways to learn and stay connected with loved ones. But equally, the pandemic has also widened the social divide, putting disadvantaged groups at risk of being further left behind. As economies embark on a path to recovery, creating an accessible digital future for everyone will be vital.  To help fill that ...
Tags: Google, Africa, Slovenia, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania, Google.org, Eastern Europe, Europe Middle East, Matt Brittin, Google in Europe, Digital Nation, Riga Tech Girls


Our continuing support for Dreamers

For generations, talented immigrants have helped America drive technological breakthroughs and scientific advancements that have created millions of new jobs in new industries, enriching our culture and our economy. That’s why we have long supported the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This was established in 2012 and allows “Dreamers” who came to the United States as children to request deferred action and work authorization for a renewal period of two years. Google pro...
Tags: Google, Congress, America, United States, Google.org, U S District Court, DACA, Kent Walker, Public Policy, HOLA Google


Digital tools and skills bring economic recovery in Canada

When 2020 began, like so many others, I saw the opportunity for technology to help businesses grow, positively impact Canadians and address economic challenges. But I could have never imagined how the year would unfold and the profound impact digital technology would have on our daily lives.Eight months into the pandemic, I made a purchase from 22 & Lou, where owner Laura Freel makes jams and marmalades out of her home kitchen in Toronto. Laura’s preserves had been flying off local market shelve...
Tags: Google, Small Business, Toronto, Canada, Google Shopping, Quebec, Google.org, Waterloo, Laura, Lou, Mila, Ottawa Food Bank, Toronto Montreal, G Suite for Education, Grow With Google, Sabrina Geremia


AI helps protect Australian wildlife in fire-affected areas

Editor’s note: Today's guest post comes from Darren Grover, Head of Healthy Land and Seascapes at the World Wide Fund For Nature Australia.Over the next six months, more than 600 sensor cameras will be deployed in bushfire-affected areas across Australia, monitoring and evaluating the surviving wildlife populations. This nationwide effort is part of An Eye on Recovery, a large-scale collaborative camera sensor project, run by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Conservation International, w...
Tags: Google, Australia, Wwf, New South Wales, Ai, South Australia, Google.org, Kangaroo Island, Google in Asia, Darren Grover, Darren Grover Head, World Wide Fund for Nature WWF, Hastings River Mouse, Slavica Miskovich Join


Google.org supports Latino SMBs this holiday season

When I think about small businesses, I think about my family. My uncle runs a small freight forwarding business in South Florida. My cousin works at a family-owned Peruvian restaurant. And my father-in-law is a serial entrepreneur who has run a hair salon, a construction company, and an outdoor food court over the years. These small businesses have been a lifeline for my family, and provided opportunities for us to succeed in this country. Small businesses are the backbone of families like mine ...
Tags: Google, Small Business, New York City, San Antonio, Nonprofits, Caribbean, Google.org, Joe, Carmen, South Florida, Javier, Queens New York, Alejandro, California Texas, Latina, Hector Mujica


Googler volunteers teach (and learn) important lessons

The COVID-19 pandemic has made distance learning the default option for many school-age children around the world. But many students, especially those in underserved communities, still aren’t familiar with using technology to learn.Over the past few months, I’ve had the opportunity to help address this challenge as a Google volunteer mentoring with Ini Budi, a nonprofit organization in Indonesia that creates digital learning materials for teachers and students. This volunteering opportunity was ...
Tags: Google, Indonesia, Taiwan, Nonprofits, Googlers, Google.org, Ashoka, Google in Asia, Institute for Information Industry, Christa Sabathaly, Ini Budi, Changemaker Journey, Indi Budi, Pat Choa, Brian Weidenbaum Software Engineer SingaporeI, Max Tsai


Computer Science Education Week: More help for more students

Recent research shows that only 45 percent of U.S. schools offer computer science (CS) courses, and that Black, Latinx and Female students especially lack equitable access to a CS education.  So I beat the odds: I am a Black, female, computer engineer at Google.Majoring in systems and CS at Howard University opened up so many opportunities in my life and career. Computing jobs are the number one source of new wages in the U.S.; clearly, these skills are becoming as important as reading and writi...
Tags: Google, New York, Education, California, CS, Chicago, SEC, Oakland, Google.org, Howard University, San Jose State University, Computer Science Education Week, Black Latinx, Scratch Foundation, Champika Fernando, Nadirah


Expanded funding for Indigenous businesses in the U.S.

Danielle Greendeer is the owner of Wampanoag Trading Post and Gallery in Massachusetts, which sells handmade Eastern Woodland art made by Indigenous artists. She is also a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Nation. The Wampanoag are associated with what became known as the “first Thanksgiving.”  “The year 2020 marks the 400th year since the arrival of the Mayflower and the introduction of the Pilgrims to the Wampanoag Nation,” she told our team at Google.org earlier this month. “For the Mas...
Tags: Google, Small Business, Massachusetts, United States, Google.org, Danielle, National Congress of American Indians NCAI, NCAI, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Mashpee Wampanoag, Wampanoag Nation, Anna Patterson, Grow With Google, Native American Heritage Month, COVID-19, Danielle Greendeer


Help for Asia’s change-making nonprofit leaders

As someone who came to Google from the nonprofit world, I understand how challenging it can be for nonprofit organizations to find the right resources and talent to tackle some of the world's complex challenges. COVID-19 doesn't make it easier. So in June this year, Google.org granted $600,000 to Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, helping them launch a six-month capacity-building program for 28 nonprofits from Singapore, Indonesia and India. The Changemaker Journey program has two main goals. Fi...
Tags: Google, Asia, Singapore, India, Nonprofits, Google.org, Singapore Indonesia, Ashoka, Google in Asia, Marija Ralic, Janine Teo, Solve Education, Ashoka Foundation


Google.org Fellows help NY State respond to the pandemic

With the help of 10 Googlers, New York State launched a web-based tool that helps connect residents to critical social services. As a result of the pandemic, millions of New Yorkers are seeking out help for daily necessities such as food, housing and COVID-related services—and many are doing so for the first time. To make it easier to find relevant services, residents simply have to answer a few questions from their phone or computer. The app is also open-sourced, so other states and civic organ...
Tags: Google, New York, Andrew Cuomo, New York State, Googlers, Google.org, NY State, Google NYC, Alicia Cormie, COVID-19, COVID, Googlers New York State, Office of Temporary, Malika Chatlapalli


How we're supporting the transgender community

I log onto work, with my long black hair down and my nails freshly painted red. I keep my pronouns (they/them) visible on my email signature, my company profile and for a time even on my shirt. Joining my first meeting, I immediately hear: “David, he’s here!” I wince, I correct my colleague and continue to increase awareness of who I am in my gender identity. As I’m a first-generation Salvadoran American who’s gender nonconforming (GNC), it’s important to me to create spaces for allies to educat...
Tags: Google, Small Business, San Francisco, David, United States, Nonprofits, Black, Google.org, Gnc, Institute, GLAAD, Diversity and Inclusion, Raquel Willis, David Aguilar, Marli, Marsha P Johnson Institute


Helping Australian teens hone media literacy skills

On April 28, 1996 at the historical Port Arthur site in Tasmania, 35 people were tragically killed. Alannah and Madeline Mikac, aged six and three, along with their mother, died that day. Because of this terrible act of violence, Alannah and Madeline's father, Walter Mikac AM, and a small group of volunteers, created the Alannah & Madeline Foundation with the belief that all children should have a safe and happy childhood. For more than 20 years, the Alannah & Madeline Foundation has worked to s...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Australia, Google Docs, Tasmania, Nonprofits, Google.org, Foundation, Port Arthur, Madeline, Alannah, Katie Costello, Madeline Mikac, Walter Mikac, Alannah Madeline Foundation, Media Literacy Lab


Investing in the next generation of NY tech talent

New York City is my home. I’m a proud graduate and parent of three children in the New York City public school system, and I chose to stay and build my career here. Twelve years ago, after a career on Wall Street, I joined Google and currently serve as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and co-site lead for Google’s growing New York campus. Like me, Google has been fortunate to call New York home and is committed to connecting students, teachers and job seekers to the local tech economy. Today, as ...
Tags: Google, New York, Education, New York City, CS, New Yorker, Nonprofits, Google.org, NYC Department of Education, Ben Fried, New York Jobs CEO Council


Building disaster resilient cities with Team Rubicon

Editor's note: Jake Wood is the CEO of Team Rubicon, a Google.org grantee. Today, he talks about how their preparedness efforts help communities across the U.S. respond to natural disasters. The idea for Team Rubicon came after I finished my two tours with the Marine Corps in 2010. The devastation from the Haiti earthquake was unfolding, and I couldn't just stand idly by and watch. I realized there was an untapped resource in veterans like myself. Our collective knowledge could help communities ...
Tags: Google, West, Delta, Marine Corps, Jake Wood, Haiti, Nonprofits, Google.org, Team Rubicon, Englewood, Boulder CO, Englewood CO, CEO of Team Rubicon, COVID, Laura Sally, Boulder CO Team Rubicon


An update on our efforts to help Americans navigate COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges and emphasized how important it is for each of us to do our part to help find solutions. I’m sharing an update here on how Google is contributing to keep people safe and helping to get American businesses back up and running. Contributing to economic recovery efforts As I’ve written earlier, to help small businesses gain easier access to badly-needed capital, we founded the $170 million Grow with Google Small Business Fund alongside ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Maps, Small Business, Search, Google Maps, Illinois, Google.org, Ruth Porat, Google Cloud, Opportunity Finance Network, Papi, Grow With Google, COVID-19, COVID, New Jersey Office of Innovation