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.
About Grow with Google
“ 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 $335B of economic activity in 2018See 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.
Since its launch, the $10M Goodwill Google.org grant has helped 27,682 job seekers find employmentRead the report
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. Helping our partners and grantees achieve their missions is vital to us achieving ours. We support nonprofits through the Grow with Google Partner Program as well as with philanthropy through Google.org.
Working together, we help create economic opportunities for the people in the communities you touch. We do that by providing free resources your organization can use to teach people digital skills that can help them grow their careers and businesses. As a partner you’ll receive, at no cost, program materials, training and a dedicated support team. We work with partners of all sizes from anywhere in the United States. If you’re interested in learning more, please visit our partner page here.
Through Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm, we’ve also made grants to several organizations, helping them extend their impact.
Goodwill is using a $10 million grant from Google.org to establish the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator® (GDCA) in 126 US Goodwills. Aiming to jump-start career opportunities for 1.2 million people by 2021, the GDCA helps Goodwill respond to the digital economy, with support from Google’s tools, resources, and talent. Read the report on the first year of impact and learnings here.
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 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. And USO, which supports 4.9 million service members and their families, received a $2.5 million dollar grant from Google.org to provide training and career guidance in IT support.
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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