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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our latest newsRead announcements
Indianapolis revs up with Grow with GoogleNovember 7, 2017
Pittsburgh steps up to the challengeOctober 12, 2017
Opportunity for everyoneAugust 11, 2017
Helping 4-H equip students with skills they'll need for the futureJuly 27, 2017
The Dynamic Learning Project: helping deliver on the promise of tech in the classroomJuly 26, 2017
Helping prepare for the future of workJune 23, 2017
Libraries across the U.S. are Ready to CodeMarch 7, 2017
Helping libraries get youth excited about computer science with support from Google