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Coming Home

Coming Home

Having served in the U.S. military and earned a college degree, Joseph never dreamed he would end up homeless. Learn how long-time Applied Materials grantee Housing Trust Silicon Valley helped Joseph find his way home.
Clinton Global Initiative: Solving Global Problems through Innovation

Clinton Global Initiative: Solving Global Problems through Innovation

In India, approximately 30% of the country's population - or 300 million people - do not have access to a dependable source of electricity. While solar power can be an excellent solution, barriers still exist for people living in impoverished communities. Most significant are the lack of end-user financing and the absence of reliable service and maintenance of the solar equipment.
Recognizing Innovative Approaches to Closing the Achievement Gap

Recognizing Innovative Approaches to Closing the Achievement Gap

The idea of closing the achievement gap in low performing public schools can be overwhelming.  But Partners in School Innovation, a California-based nonprofit, dedicated to transforming teaching and learning so every child -- regardless of background -- thrives is working to do just that. The Applied Materials Foundation is proud to fund Partners’ work in three of the most challenged districts in San Jose, CA and even more proud that the partnership between the organization and the Foundation was selected to be recognized by the Committee for Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy with its 13th Annual Excellence Award.
Making Connections to Improve Lives

Making Connections to Improve Lives

The energy was obvious and the connections were working on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the Tech Museum in San Jose, CA … both as 40 students worked in teams to build “We Share Solar Suitcases” and when the switch was flipped on their creations to generate electricity to power a 100-watt light bulb.  Best yet, the students knew that the suitcase they engineered would power the first lights for schools and orphanages in Africa.
This Blog Moves the Needle

This Blog Moves the Needle

Wondering what Corporate Social Responsibility blogs to follow in 2013?Look no further. We have the answer for you right here. The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC), a resource and voice for businesses and their social and philanthropic interests, recently published its inaugural list of 9 Corporate Citizenship Blogs to Read — and Watch which spotlights our very own Applied Materials Blog!