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For November's focus on Poverty in America, Microsoft News is supporting the work of the following organizations for their proven ability to address the needs of those living in poverty:
Feeding America: Provides meals to people in need through a nationwide network of food banks and helps address root causes of hunger.
Year Up: A national program that enables young adults to move from minimum wage to meaningful careers in one year.
Visit our donation page to make your contribution to the non-profit of your choice.
Additionally, if you or someone you know is looking to strengthen their skills and connect to stable career opportunities, we are spotlighting the work of Skillful. This initiative, led by The Markle Foundation, brings together key players across the labor market — employers, state and federal governments, LinkedIn, educators, and workforce centers — to help American workers adapt to the changing workplace. Last year, Microsoft and The Markle Foundation announced a partnership to help Skillful to help expand its reach. Learn more about our work together here.
To connect to Skillful, see their job seekers page here.
We hope you’ll join us in our efforts to raise awareness around poverty, improve how we approach people living in poverty, and raise money and volunteer efforts for the organizations that are helping Americans in poverty with both their immediate needs and long-term pathways to more stable and prosperous lives.