Topeka Metro – USD 501 High School Students Ride Free 17′-18′ school year

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Topeka Metro has announced that all USD 501 high school students ride free for the 2017-2018 school year. Please advise students to pick up their pass at their high school office. Students must present school ID to the bus operator when boarding.

Please share this information with your neighbors via email and in your newsletters throughout the school year.

If you have any questions please contact Topeka Metro 785-233-2011.

Snapshot of organizations & projects funded by Google.org

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The Hidden Genius Project

Supported a 15 month tech skills and leadership training program for black male high school students to transform their lives and communities

FUNDING BEGAN IN 2015
TOTAL FUNDING$250,000*
REGION OF IMPACTBay Area
FOCUSEconomic Opportunity

Hack the Hood

Jumpstarting tech careers for low-income youth

FUNDING BEGAN IN 2014
TOTAL FUNDING$500,000*
REGION OF IMPACTBay Area
FOCUSEconomic Opportunity

Kiva Microfunds

Backing a hyper-local crowdfunding platform that provides 0% interest loans to small business entrepreneurs in Oakland

FUNDING BEGAN IN 2015
TOTAL FUNDING$500,000
FOCUSEconomic Opportunity

Sodate-Age Net

Digital skills training for disadvantaged youth

FUNDING BEGAN IN 2015
TOTAL FUNDING$205,000*
REGION OF IMPACTJapan
FOCUSEconomic Opportunity

Tipping Point/Year Up

Closing the opportunity divide for disconnected young adults by designing a blended digital and in-person learning platform that enables Year Up to scale through community partners to reach 100x the number of current young adults directly served by the program

FUNDING BEGAN IN 2015
TOTAL FUNDING$500,000*
REGION OF IMPACTBay Area
FOCUSEconomic Opportunity

Y Generation Education

Online vocational education training and financing model to provide job skills for at-risk youth

FUNDING BEGAN IN 2015
TOTAL FUNDING$543,650*
REGION OF IMPACTFrance
FOCUSEconomic Opportunity

BUILD

Empowering high school kids through entrepreneurship

FUNDING BEGAN IN 2014
TOTAL FUNDING$250,000*
FOCUSEconomic Opportunity

Center for Employment Opportunities

Providing jobs and support for formerly incarcerated people

FUNDING BEGAN IN 2014
TOTAL FUNDING$500,000
REGION OF IMPACTBay Area
FOCUSEconomic Opportunity

JobTrain

Provide the first rung on the job ladder for people with multiple barriers to employment through launching Rendezvous Café & Catering, a new social enterprise in Redwood City providing livable wage jobs and career paths to people who have been excluded from the workforce

FUNDING BEGAN IN 2014
TOTAL FUNDING$675,000
REGION OF IMPACTBay Area
FOCUSEconomic Opportunity

MAKLab

Workshop giving young entrepreneurs access to digital manufacturing skills

FUNDING BEGAN IN 2013
TOTAL FUNDING$151,160
REGION OF IMPACTUK
FOCUSEconomic Opportunity

https://www.google.org/our-work/economic-opportunity

*Programs similar to Streets University have been funded by Google.org for approx. $200,000 – $500,000+

Google.org work initiative | Invitation to Apply

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​Google.org Work Initiative Application Form
Thank you for applying to Google.org’s work initiative request for ideas. We are looking forward to reading your application.

Responses in this form cannot be saved for later completion. We strongly recommend drafting your responses in a separate document first and only completing this form when the entire application is ready for submission. You can find a .PDF copy of the application form here:

services.google.com/fh/files/misc/google_org_work_initiative_application_form_pdf_copy.pdf

Do not submit any confidential or proprietary information through this application.

We will be reviewing ideas on a rolling basis and encourage you to apply as soon as you are ready. Ideas must be submitted before September 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm, Pacific Daylight Time.

By submitting an idea, you agree, on behalf of your organization, to the terms set forth here: services.google.com/fh/files/misc/google_org_work_initiative_invitation_to_apply.pdf

We strongly recommend that you read about our new initiative before completing this form: https://www.google.org/helping-prepare-for-the-future-of-work/

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSccpjXQt7dTMQ2FmEjvzu2kPvIvn8hoFfdV56HTI6JGw2IF9w/viewform​

​Google.org work initiative | Invitation to Apply​

​OVERVIEW AND CRITERIA

Background Google.org has announced a $50 million initiative to help people prepare for the changing nature of work. To kick off this initiative, we are searching for nonprofits who have new solutions, enabled by tech and innovation, that help prepare people for, and improve access to, stable and secure jobs with pathways for growth.

Over the next year we’ll be focused on supporting projects in the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia; learning from these projects; and communicating back what we learn. You can learn more about our approach here.

https://www.google.org/helping-prepare-for-the-future-of-work

We are seeking nonprofit solutions in four different areas:

● Skill-building: New approaches to helping people identify and develop skills that are relevant for high-demand jobs.

● Job quality: Solutions that improve the stability, growth potential, or economic security of low-wage jobs.

● Matching: Tools that help jobseekers best match their unique skills and talents with positions.

● Social safety nets: Experimental approaches to ensuring that no one is left behind by the labor market and to helping people weather economic transitions.

http://services.google.com/fh/files/misc/google_org_work_initiative_invitation_to_apply.pdf​

google_org_work_initiative_invitation_to_apply.pdf

Join us in Des Moines, IA on 8/21/17 for a Technical Assistance Workshop on Broadband Planning and Funding

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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s BroadbandUSA program is holding an in-depth Technical Assistance Workshop on broadband planning and funding at the Des Moines, Iowa, Public Library on Monday, August 21, 2017.

Broadband is a critical driver of American prosperity and economic growth. As a result, state and local governments are seeking ways to expand broadband access and digital inclusion to improve workforce development, education outcomes, and healthcare in their communities. If you answer “yes” to the following questions, please consider attending this workshop:

 Does your community need more robust broadband?

 Do you want to learn more about how to plan and fund broadband infrastructure access in your community?

 Do you need help getting started or make sure you are on the right path?

BroadbandUSA’s half-day workshop will provide a deep dive into planning and funding a broadband infrastructure project. Our technical assistance team has substantial public and private sector experience in broadband deployment and implementation and will use this knowledge to guide attendees through the planning and funding process.

The Technical Assistance Workshop is free to attend but registration is encouraged, as seating is limited.

Register now – space is limited!

When: Monday, August 21, 2017; from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT.

Who: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (U.S. Department of Commerce). Experts from NTIA’s BroadbandUSA technical assistance team will lead the workshop.

Where: The Des Moines Public Library
1000 Grand Avenue, Meeting Room
Des Moines, IA 50309

Cost: There is no cost to attend this session.

Register: You may register using this link. Seating is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Have questions? Email broadbandusa.

New Free Course: Learn Responsive Design

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July 26, 2017

Essential news, trends, and stories from Codecademy and the world of code.

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New Course: Learn Responsive Design

It’s never been more important to build for the mobile web – websites that don’t adapt risk getting left behind. Here’s why:

  • Most Internet surfing, searching, and sharing now takes place on mobile
  • 80% of consumers regularly use their phones to shop online
  • Search engines like Google prioritize sites that use responsive design
  • The developing world is skipping desktop adoption in favor of mobile

That’s why we at Codecademy built our newest free course – Learn Responsive Design. With this course, anyone can learn the skills they need to build websites that look great on laptops, desktops, tablets, and phones.

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Special Offer: Tradebank Business Member Recruitment Campaign

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