American Dream Competition
Competition entries: American Dream Competition
|America Needs You||Maya Fegan||United States, New York, New York|
|CoderDojo||Giustina Mizzoni||United States|
|ScriptEd, Inc.||Maurya Couvares||United States, New York, New York|
|Global Glimpse||Eliza Pesuit||United States, California, Oakland, New York, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic|
|Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC)||Saru Jayaraman||United States, New York, New York|
|Detroit Food Academy||Detroit Food Academy||United States, Michigan, Detroit|
|Design for Change USA||Sanjli Gidwaney||United States|
|Venture for America||Amy Nelson||United States, Michigan, Detroit, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Providence, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Baltimore, Philadelphia|
|The Scholarship Academy||Jessica Johnson||United States, Georgia, Atlanta|
|StartUp Box QA||Majora Carter||United States, New York, The Bronx|
How the new geography of talent will transform human resource strategies.Download
On June 21-22, 2011, Ashoka brought together an unprecedented number of changemakers from across Europe and the globe to work together to tackle some of the biggest challenges our society faces. One of the most critical – and yet highly solvable – issues is how to prepare our workforce to thrive in the turbulent and rapidly changing 21st century. The rate of change in our information economy is accelerating so rapidly that many types of jobs and knowledge become obsolete every few years. Workers need to reinvent themselves and continually adapt to the new societal patterns that are being set as quickly as they are being disrupted. Employers must change the fabric of their staff and the culture of their organization in order to stay ahead of all the change around them. The new “X factor” for success in all sectors and segments of society is increasingly the changemakers, who see problems as opportunities and thrive on change. But for an organization to identify, source, attract, retain and deploy such talent, it has to understand who changemakers are and what makes them tick. What are changemakers looking for? What drives them? What skills and mindset do they bring to their work? What does this mean for the culture and mission of the organization? This Insights attempts to answer these questions by summarizing insights that some of the leaders in talent management shared at the June 2011 Ashoka gathering. This is an ongoing conversation, and we look forward to continuing it with you.Download
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A Report by Cisco on how learning is critical to the future of our world and yet our current education systems are facing unprecedented challenges.Download
We have always believed that learning is the cornerstone of economic competitiveness and social wellbeing. Learning in all its forms (formal or informal) can have tremendous impact on people’s lives. However, it’s particularly important for those living in the toughest environments. At Cisco, we have seen this firsthand for more than 10 years, most notably with our Cisco Networking Academy IT skills education program. Whether it be empowering women in Afghanistan, helping students start their own small businesses in the Kibera slum or providing UK prison inmates with new skills to help them find jobs upon release.
Working with leading innovation thinker Charles Leadbeater, we looked at several challenges facing education and noticed that there were remarkable similarities between the challenges faced by different communities. Some were more extreme than others, but they were in essence the same challenge—some schools in the United States might be facing a shortage of science teachers, and schools in Africa might have no teachers at all. Maybe they would have similar solutions.
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