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Programs like the Social Good Summit and Global Service Month help give back to the community.

The 2017 Social Good Summit is a partnership between Mashable and the United Nations, emphasizing the use of new media and technology in helping make the world a better place. The theme is #2030NOW and this year's summit explores how we envision the world in the year 2030.

Joined by world leaders like Queen of Jordan Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah and UNICEF USA President and CEO Caryl Stern, the Social Good Summit focused on 17 goals. These objectives, known as the UN's Global Goals, include ways to transform our world including reaching zero poverty and hunger, achieving quality education, creating gender equality, and providing clean water.

For those who want to learn more about these initiatives and more, you can check in here to tune into the Summit's most important conversations.

September is Cisco's Global Service Month

Social good is an integral part of Cisco's culture, and the company dedicates September as Cisco's Global Service Month. It's a time for employees to really focus on giving back to the community. While Cisco works on global service efforts throughout the year, this month helps elevate the right opportunities for employees and leaders.

The midway point for Global Service Month marks a time to look back at some efforts from the past two weeks. The culture of giving back permeates offices and employees from around the world, making Cisco prime to create global impact.

Employees have a few different ways they can contribute—create and lead volunteer events, participate in opportunities in their area, or become a virtual volunteer.

Cisconians everywhere from Bangalore through Lisbon came together for the Missing Maps program, helping build virtual roads for first responders.

Teams in Ireland helped make a local school brighter through the "Paint for a Cause: School Transformation Project".

Cisco employees from Japan worked with Second Harvest Japan to improve food security for the donations coming in. These four employees helped pack over 70 boxes of food for a local child care facility.

To learn more about this initiative and how you can get involved, please click here

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