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  • Meet our latest Social Impact Partner, Sentinels of Freedom

    On Veteran’s Day, Udemy is humbled to announce the Sentinels of Freedom (SoF) as our latest Social Impact Partner to help severely wounded post-9/11 veterans (referred to as Sentinels) identify and achieve the skills they need to build long-lasting and successful careers in their chosen discipline The SoF program...

  • Syrian Refugees Gain Access to Economic Opportunities on Udemy

    Udemy's relationship with the International Rescue Committee and Western Union is helping displaced people prepare for jobs and start businesses   One of Udemy’s key beliefs is that the best teachers aren’t necessarily found in classrooms or even in schools That’s why our online marketplace is open to...

  • Celebrating CSEdWeek + Hour of Code 2016

    It’s one of our favorite times of the year at Udemy! While we do love the holiday season, it’s actually Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) that gets us extra excited in early December For the third consecutive year, we are partnering with a few of our amazing instructors to offer a free collection of...

  • Udemy hosts documentary screening, discussion of women in tech

    The lack of diversity at tech companies has gotten a lot of media attention in the last couple of years, but real solutions have been few and far between That’s the backdrop of the documentary “CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap,” which was screened to a packed house of guests at Udemy HQ September 14 To get the...

  • Sparking kids’ path to high school

    By JD Scalzo, Udemy Experience Coordinator Being a learning company means different things depending on the context At Udemy, one of our foundational values is encouraging learning among our own team as well as the instructor and student community who teach and take courses in our marketplace But we also strive...

  • In Lagos, helping youth find work

    Five years ago Maureen Iyasele of Lagos, Nigeria, left her job as a chemical engineer in the oil and gas industry in search of more fulfilling work Watching so many of her young friends struggle to find jobs inspired Iyasele to found a center that would answer to the staggering unemployment rate in her country,...

  • Online learning helps caregivers do more with mobile devices

    At Easter Seals of Greater Houston, they’re well aware of how touch-enabled technology, such as smartphones and tablets, along with proper training can significantly impact the lives of people with disabilities BridgingApps, a program of Easter Seals of Greater Houston, provides access to educational and...

  • Helping teachers put art back in schools

    The funding of arts programs at public schools has been fraught with debate for many years As budgets have shrunk and administrators look for places to cut costs, arts education has become a common target Schools need to get creative if they’re to continue offering students even a minimum of exposure to art and...

  • Shining a light on climate change

    There’s no shortage of opinion on climate change, but what about facts The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) was chartered by Congress in 1990 to engage people in actively using environmental knowledge to ensure the well-being of the earth and its people  The Obama administration has continued...

  • Free Udemy courses for Hour of Code

    Happy Computer Science Education Week! We’re thrilled to partner with a few of our amazing instructors again this year, to offer nine courses for free from December 7-13, in support of Hour of Code The Hour of Code is one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to "demystify code" and show students that...

  • Helping middle-schoolers spark their talents

    Guest post by Lauren Rosenfield, Udemy Instructor Account Development Associate If you stop by Udemy’s San Francisco office on a Wednesday afternoon around 4:15 pm, you might be surprised to find 20 seventh and eighth graders from Roosevelt Middle School making a beeline straight to the snacks Middle-schoolers...