We are always inspired to see what people do when they have access to technology. We know that people are changing the world through their own creativity and passion and that sometimes technology lends a hand. So we wanted to do our part to make sure that technology brings opportunity to everyone.
“ We believe in leveling the playing field for everyone. The Internet is one of the world’s most powerful equalizers, and we see it as our job to make it available to as many people as possible.”
– Sundar Pichai, Founders’ Letter 2016
That is why we created Grow with Google.
Grow with Google is an initiative that draws on our 20-year history of building products, platforms, and services that help people and businesses grow. Through Grow with Google, we aim to help everyone across America – those who make up the workforce of today and the students who will drive the workforce of tomorrow – access the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses.
- Students and teachers can learn how to put the latest technology to work inside and outside of the classroom.
- Small business owners can build their online presence and find new customers.
- Job seekers can grow their skills in order to find new jobs and advance their careers.
- Startups can learn how to get their ideas the exposure they need to succeed.
- Developers can sharpen their current skills and master new ones.
Across the U.S., Google’s search and advertising tools helped provide $283B of economic activity in 2017See our impact
Tools and training for everyone
Making tools and training easily accessible online for free is just one part of Grow with Google. We’re also bringing workshops, in-person training, and one-on-one coaching to cities and towns across America, in partnership with community groups and local leaders.
Working with community partners
We’re also proud to support nonprofits that are working hard to ensure more Americans have the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly digital economy. Organizations like Goodwill, the largest workforce development organization in the United States, which will use a $10 million grant from Google.org to enable 1.2 million people to expand their skills and career opportunities. And 4-H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, is using a $1.5 million grant from Google.org to give students the opportunity to grow future skills through hands-on computer science activities and launch a new career pathway program. We’re also providing a $7 million grant to Digital Promise to fund the Dynamic Learning Project – a new pilot that’s bringing embedded coaching and technology to teachers at 50 underserved middle schools.
We hope that by making our resources available to everyone online, by bringing hands-on training into communities across the country, and by supporting organizations working to expand access to digital tools and training, we can help all Americans grow their skills, their opportunities, and their futures.
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Grow with Google comes to LansingLink opens in new window February 21, 2018
Making an Impact in PittsburghLink opens in new window February 16, 2018
New and expanding locations across AmericaLink opens in new window January 16, 2018
A new pathway to roles in IT SupportLink opens in new window December 8, 2017
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Tackling the "homework gap" with the National AfterSchool AssociationLink opens in new window November 13, 2017
Indianapolis revs up with Grow with GoogleLink opens in new window November 7, 2017
Pittsburgh steps up to the challengeLink opens in new window October 12, 2017
Opportunity for everyoneLink opens in new window August 11, 2017
Helping 4-H equip students with skills they’ll need for the futureLink opens in new window July 27, 2017
The Dynamic Learning Project: helping deliver on the promise of tech in the classroomLink opens in new window July 26, 2017
Helping prepare for the future of workLink opens in new window June 23, 2017
Libraries across the U.S. are Ready to CodeLink opens in new window March 7, 2017
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