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  • Kindergarten to College: Placing Higher Education within Reach

    By José Cisneros, San Francisco Treasurer and Bob Annibale, Global Director of Citi Inclusive Finance October 19, 2017 04:00 PM

    One in three San Francisco children are born into families with almost no savings. However, when families save as little as $500 for higher education, their children are three times more likely to go to college.

    Six years ago, we set out to do the inconceivable: collaborate to develop a platform to support a program that would enable every family in the San Francisco public school system to put money away for their children’s education. To achieve this goal, Citi collaborated with the City and County of San Francisco, and the San Francisco Unified School District, to launch Kindergarten to College (K2C) -- the first publicly funded, universal children’s savings account program in the United States.

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  • The Places Thinking Like an Entrepreneur Will Take You: Reflections from a NFTE and Pathways to Progress Alum

    By Khaled Khalifa, NFTE Alum and NFTE Citi Foundation Entrepreneurship Fellow October 19, 2017 12:15 PM

    On Thursday, October 12, I had the opportunity to co-host the NFTE National Entrepreneurship Challenge, presented by the Citi Foundation, which brought together 41 NFTE students from across the country to share their business ideas and compete for a total of $35,000 in startup capital.

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  • A Conversation with Cities: Mayors on Closing Gaps in Infrastructure & Economic Opportunity

    By Ed Skyler, Executive Vice President for Global Public Affairs, Citi and Chairman of the Citi Foundation October 16, 2017 01:00 PM

    Citi estimates that $59 trillion will need to be spent on infrastructure globally over the next 15 years, a staggering figure that speaks to how much work needs to be done to shore up existing infrastructure and build additional capacity to keep up with urban growth. While the needs are immense, investment in infrastructure in the U.S. at the federal level has fallen to just 1.4% of GDP, and local governments are being challenged to meet the needs of their residents with increasingly limited resources.

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  • The Grace Hopper Conference; What is it and why is it important for Citi?

    By Marilyn Lynnette McDonald, Director, Product Management Technical, Global Digital & Cloud Technology September 29, 2017 02:00 PM

    ​The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) is a conference hosted by the Anita Borg Institute that annually draws more female technologists than any other such event in the world. This year, over 18,000 female technologists will come together in Orlando, Florida, to learn from and inspire each other, and draw inspiration from Grace Hopper, a pioneering American computer technologist and United States Navy Rear Admiral. Citi first engaged with the GHC conference in 2016, and this year we’ve expanded our presence with nearly 100 attendees from seven different areas of the company. We will also have a prominent presence in the career fair area, and look forward to meeting with potential recruits at all career levels.

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  • Progress Driven By Diversity – Citi and UN Women

    By Yolande Piazza, CEO of Citi FinTech September 28, 2017 09:00 AM

    ​As the head of Citi FinTech, I’m often asked about the role of women in leadership and innovation. My answer is often the same, which is that when I arrive at our office every day, I’m surrounded and inspired by a diverse team of change-makers. Our team members come from 5 continents and backgrounds that span the range of banking and technology companies. Half of my leadership team are women and half of Citi FinTech’s workforce are millennials. I’m proud of our diversity, not just because the statistics demonstrate the authenticity of our commitment, but also because of the impact these individuals have had collectively on the way we work and the results we deliver. The blend of experiences and inclusive culture have been critical to our success and make me proud to work at Citi.

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  • Pathways to Progress: Ben, Oakland, California

    September 11, 2017 04:45 PM

    Ben is a college student in Oakland, California who has been interested in music and photography his entire life. Ben wanted to make a career for himself in the arts but wasn’t sure where to begin, as he lacked the technical and professional skills to turn his passion into a career. In high school he discovered Youth Radio, an organization that offers young people intensive training in media and technology and then engages them in work-based learning opportunities. Ben is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree and is also now working at Youth Radio working as a project associate teaching 9th graders everything that was taught to him in the program.

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  • Pathways to Progress: The Power of Mentorship on Display at the Citi Open

    August 30, 2017 02:15 PM

    The power and impact that mentorship can have on the lives of young people was on full display earlier this month at the Citi Open, when three young women from the Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)’s Ascend program participated in the 2nd annual Professional Development Day at the Open. Supported by the Citi Foundation’s Pathways to Progress initiative, the Ascend program works with first-generation, low-income college students to help them complete college and prepare them to pursue professional careers.

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  • Our Support of Hurricane Harvey Victims and the American Red Cross

    By Ed Skyler, Executive Vice President for Public Affairs, Citi August 29, 2017 03:15 PM

    Our thoughts continue to be with those affected by Hurricane Harvey and the first responders working tirelessly in recent days. Our foundation has donated $1 million to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts. This contribution is in addition to the Citi Foundation's annual $500,000 grant to the Red Cross to support its Annual Disaster Giving Program.

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  • Citi hosts Professional Development Day at the Citi Open

    By Candi Wolff, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Government Affairs, Citi August 14, 2017 03:00 PM

    Earlier this month, Citi celebrated its sixth consecutive year as the title sponsor of the Citi Open tennis tournament in Washington D.C. While the on-court action hosted some of the most exciting players and matches that the Citi Open has ever seen, off the court Citi was promoting progress in the D.C. community.

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  • Powering the Future with Wind

    August 14, 2017 11:00 AM

    Block Island, RI is home to a stunning coastline and is a popular vacation destination for thousands of people each year. However, residents of the island pay some of the highest electricity prices in the country and burn millions of gallons of harmful diesel fuel each year for power. To end this inefficient and harmful dependency, the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. was built to provide clean energy to residents.

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