Salesforce.org Announces Major Education Cloud Updates, Invests $1.75 Million in College-Ready Nonprofit Organizations

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Salesforce.org, which empowers nonprofits and educational institutions through technology, grants, and volunteering programs, today announced a new data architecture to support lifelong learning, new capabilities for its Education Cloud, and investments in nonprofit organizations committed to college and career success for students from all backgrounds.

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Braven-Newark Fellows Outpace Peers in Quality Economic Opportunity Attainment for Second Year in a Row

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Fellows graduating from their university-embedded program at Rutgers University-Newark are outpacing their peers by 30% in economic opportunity attainment.

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For the third year in a row, Braven Fellows are outpacing national job attainment rates

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Braven Fellows who graduate from their university-embedded program are outpacing their peers by 23 percentage points in national job attainment.

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Braven recognized as an Inaugural McNulty Prize Catalyst Fund recipient

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The McNulty Foundation announced the inaugural recipients of the McNulty Prize Catalyst Fund, a new fund at the Aspen Institute to support innovative social ventures at vital inflection points. A total of $110,000 will be granted to six organizations around the world that have proven results and show great potential for further impact. Each is led by an Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) Fellow using their entrepreneurial spirit and expertise to address critical global problems.

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2017-2018 IMPACT REPORT

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Braven’s mission is to empower untapped and underrepresented college students with the skills, confidence, networks, and experiences they need to put their education to work. This is possible only if we know exactly what is working. To that end, we’re eager to share our 2017-2018 Annual Impact Report.

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Life is Always #InProgress

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Read about Melanie Shaver’s experience as a Leadership Coach for Braven and her passion for unleashing the leadership and potential within students. As she says, life is always in progress — what are you doing to make a better tomorrow?

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Three Recommendations to Help Solve Tech’s Diversity Problem

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Tech leaders have often claimed they can’t find qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds. There are three recommendations that can help solve tech’s diversity problem, though, that start at the earliest stages of the process — and Braven is one of them.

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At San Jose State, building connections, no ‘rich uncle’ required

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Braven is helping San Jose State University students gain the skills and connections they need to land good jobs after graduation. Reach The Mercury News’ article about how Braven matches Silicon Valley mentors with students who don’t have “classic rich-uncle connections” to help them get a foot in the door.

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Disrupting Opportunity Gaps Will Hinge on Networks

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Last week, Stanford researcher Raj Chetty came out with yet another new study on the jagged landscape of opportunity facing America. He analyzes the relationship between young people’s exposure to innovation and the likelihood that they would go on to become inventors.

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Incredible Nonprofits to Donate to in 2017

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Consider supporting a nonprofit through the end of this year! No matter who you choose to support, remember that we all have the capacity to make an impact in this world, no matter how big or small. Here is a list of incredible nonprofits to donate to in 2017.

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