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CSR Education

Tomorrow’s global problem solvers

Education is a core part of our mission to help solve society’s toughest problems. Cisco Networking Academy builds IT and career skills that empower people to thrive in the digital economy. And through Cisco grants and donations of our technology, we help improve access to quality education worldwide.

Engaging students in STEM education

As a global technology leader, we understand the value of digital skills and education. This drives our effort to increase student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Building students’ skills in these disciplines is the first step in developing a sustainable workforce for the digital economy.

Educating millions

Working with more than 10,400 organizations in 180 countries, Cisco Networking Academy is empowering people with the skills to thrive in a digital economy.

More access to quality education

The education programs we support engage students early in their lives, improving their academic performance, and increasing the chance they will advance to post-secondary education. And our own Cisco Networking Academy is preparing millions of students for careers in technology.

  • 90% of students improve math and English thanks to after-school mentoring through Citizen Schools

  • 20X increase in access to software that improves math proficiency through MIND Research Institute

  • 9.2 million people worldwide have gained digital skills through Cisco Networking Academy

Workforce of the future

Cultivating digital talent

A pipeline of experts in networking, security, and IoT is critical to a healthy economy.

Connecting remote students

Collaboration tools connect isolated students in northern Canada with learning resources.

Discovering IT opportunities

A Cisco Networking Academy instructor motivates students with the promise of IT jobs.

CSR Report 2017

Discover Cisco’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, priorities, and performance.

Giving every child a chance

Helping students conquer math

Cisco helps a nonprofit scale instructional software to more than 1 million students.

After-school program succeeds

Pairing Cisco mentors with at-risk students reduces drop-out rates and leads to more graduations.

Students transform their schools

GenYES prepares teams of Student Technology Leaders (STLs) to support K-12 teachers and IT staff.

Helping students develop IT and leadership skills

GenYES trains students in grades 4 to 12 to provide technology support in their classrooms, helping to move their schools into the 21st century.