Google pledges $1B for ed­u­ca­tion

Albuquerque Journal - - NEWS -

PITTS­BURGH — Google says that over the next five years it will spend $1 bil­lion on non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tions help­ing to raise ed­u­ca­tion lev­els around the world and com­mit its em­ploy­ees to a mil­lion hours of vol­un­teer work do­ing the same.

CEO Sun­dar Pichai an­nounced the goal Thurs­day morn­ing in Pitts­burgh, the city where he ar­rived at in the U.S. from In­dia 24 years ago.

Pichai also un­veiled a pro­gram called “Grow with Google” aimed at train­ing Amer­i­cans how to get jobs or grow their busi­nesses. The pro­gram aims to out­fit peo­ple with com­puter and en­tre­pre­neur­ial skills.

The com­pany is part­ner­ing with on­line ed­u­ca­tion com­pa­nies like Udac­ity and Cours­era, as well as char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tions such as Good­will and 4-H.

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