During Summer 2023, Cisco sponsored, planned and implemented hands-on projects for both San Jose City College and Evergreen Valley College STEM Core Bridge Programs. In the months leading up to both programs, Cisco staff worked with Growth Sector and the partnering institutions to create relevant and exciting lessons for participants. Furthermore, Growth Sector and Cisco took the opportunity to expose students to their internship processes and demystify the application process. Partnering with a strong industry leader, such as Cisco, proves to be a successful way to demonstrate our commitment to connecting students with applicable projects and skills they can leverage.

A special thanks to Raphael T. Richard, Aron Carlton, and Cisco for whom without this would not be possible!