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What We Are Learning From Employing American Military Spouses

Jeremy Hockenstein | Posted 02.22.2015 | Impact
Jeremy Hockenstein

Based on the headlines I've read recently, the news is good on the unemployment front. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' most recent summary report, the unemployment rate has dropped to 5.8 percent -- the lowest it has been since 2008.

One-Third Of Women In STEM Said They Felt Isolated At Work. Here's How We're Helping.

Kathy Mulvany | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Kathy Mulvany

When people ask why we should encourage women and girls to pursue technology education, I tell them about Soso Luningo.

Empowering youth through digital jobs: How innovative approaches are creating opportunities for disadvantaged youth

Digital Divide Data | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Digital Divide Data

by Bathylle Missika and Alessandra Fiedler When Emmeldah walks through the dirty lanes of the Mathare Valley in Nairobi, what she sees is far from a...

How Are Africans Responding to the Terror at Westgate

Digital Divide Data | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Digital Divide Data

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgNow in the aftermath of the assault, a question is posed to us Kenyans, a question I ask myself: Do I seek revenge?

Investing In Africa's People

Jeremy Hockenstein | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
Jeremy Hockenstein

Like many of our employees, Sheba Achieng Otieno had little computer experience before she joined DDD. Having grown up in the Mukuru slum, Sheba learned about DDD from a friend. Despite hesitations about her lack of experience, she worked hard to improve her typing speed and accuracy. In May 2012, she was hired to start performing data entry work. Just a few months later, she was navigating a range of software, diligently meeting deadlines, and communicating confidently with her colleagues. Sheba is on her way to fulfilling her dream.

Giving Work is Not Enough to Bring People Out of Poverty

Jeremy Hockenstein | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Jeremy Hockenstein

In my 12 years of experience leading a social enterprise that creates jobs for some of the most disadvantaged people on the planet, I've learned that just giving people work is not enough. If we truly want to empower people to emerge from poverty, we must do more.