I4J ENCYCLOPEDIA

Organization Entries

IIIJ Foundation

IIIJ Foundation is a 501c3 not-for-profit think tank that manages the i4j initiative, such as the i4j Innovation for Jobs Summit. IIIJ Foundation was created in 2007, commissioned by the tech elite as “The International Institute of Innovation Journalism”, serving the Innovation Journalism fellowship program at Stanford University. The organization was formed to advance the understanding of … Read moreIIIJ Foundation

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LRNG

LRNG isa collective shift in learning. It’s a bold new effort to redesign learning for the 21st century so that all youth have an opportunity to succeed. LRNG represents the merging of some of today’s most innovative leaders in Connected Learning, including John Legend’s teacher innovation initiative, Cities of Learning, GlassLab and the Badge Alliance. At … Read moreLRNG

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Opportunity@Work

Opportunity@Work is a civic enterprise whose mission is to re-wire the U.S. labor market to enable more Americans to achieve upward mobility in the job market and workplace.  http://www.opportunityatwork.org

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PCAST

The United States President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is a council, chartered (or re-chartered) in each administration with a broad mandate to advise the President on science and technology. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology mission is to provide advice to the President and the Executive Office of the President. … Read morePCAST

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Samaschool

SamaUSA is a social venture that uses the Internet to provide low-income people with digital skills and connect them to the jobs of the future. Our intensive program teaches high-demand, market-aligned skills and provides the soft skills and digital literacy training required for success in today’s job market. Through the SamaUSA model, low-income people can … Read moreSamaschool

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Senior Entrepreneurship Works

Senior Entrepreneurship Works is changing the negative paradigm of aging to one of positive and creative social and economic opportunities by activating seniors’ wealth of experience, wisdom and resources to drive our new global Experienced Economy and boost prosperity for all ages. It focuses on four pillars to grow and sustain this movement and amplify … Read moreSenior Entrepreneurship Works

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SVForum

SVForum (Silicon Valley Forum), is the largest and oldest not-for-profit network organization in Silicon Valley. They function as a center of knowledge and connections in Silicon Valley (from San Francisco to San Jose) – on anything from the latest tech trends to the startup and investment ecosystem. Website: http://svforum.org/

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tispr

The future of work lies in the hands of an evergrowing community of independent professionals and small businesses who create value each day through their trade. Founded in 2014, tispr’s mission is to create a sustainable, reliable and safe ecosystem to instantly connect, collaborate and work. tispr is the mobile services marketplace that brings small … Read moretispr

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United Way Silicon Valley

United Way Silicon Valley is committed to improving community conditions by helping families with children become economically secure, able to support their children’s educational success, physically and emotionally healthy, and connected to the community. To drive positive change, United Way Silicon Valley helps people help themselves by identifying critical needs, mobilizing the caring power of … Read moreUnited Way Silicon Valley

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Upwork

Upwork (formerly Elance-oDesk) is the world’s largest freelance talent marketplace. As an increasingly connected and independent workforce goes online, knowledge work —like software before it— is shifting online as well. This shift is making it faster and easier for clients to connect and work with talent in near real-time and is freeing professionals everywhere from … Read moreUpwork

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