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May 19th, 2020 · 3 min read

InStride’s academic network and corporate partners step up

Free online courses

  • Arizona State University (ASU), a leader in higher education with 200+ degree and certificate programs online, has created a unique set of courses in an effort to support workforce education during this uncertain time.  ASU for You - Business is a portfolio of online courses offered at no cost spanning across a variety of topics and themes. This offering includes something for everyone with courses on well-being and caretaking, enrichment, upskilling and reskilling. 
  • Harvard Business School Online launched free Business Lessons in early April and is offering free resources that enhance business knowledge. Learners can explore short courses on courageous leadership during times of crisis and sharpen management, entrepreneurial and business skills.

More positive, meaningful lifts

  • adidas, driven by innovation and a bias to action, teamed up with Carbon to produce 3D-printed face shields.
  • Aramark, a global leader in food, facilities management, and uniforms, converted its manufacturing plants to produce essential protective gear such as respirators and medical masks, scrubs and isolation gowns. They also launched NYC Healthcare Heroes in partnership with the Mayor’s Fund, Robin Hood and the American Red Cross to provide shelf-stable food, household supplies, and health products to NYC’s 100,000+ Healthcare Heroes. 
  • Desert Financial, Arizona’s largest homegrown credit union, donated $500,000 in emergency funds to five local nonprofits supporting critical community needs. 
  • Humana, a leader in healthcare innovations and community wellness, has waived costs for COVID-19 treatment and is covering subsequent treatment, including inpatient hospital admissions.
  • Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, gave grants to organizations that are rapidly developing virtual computer science and maker activities for K-12 teachers, students, and families.

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