Grads of Life Blog

Category: Personal Story

The Hidden Talent Pool That Companies Are Missing

I just celebrated my tenth year at Google, and for a decade, I have had my dream job.  I’m on the team that launched Google Apps for Education into higher education and K12.  I’m on the team that launched Chromebooks into education. I speak at conferences and events around the world on technology in education, […]

‘All Labor Has Dignity.’ Reflections On Dr. King’s Struggle For Justice

This post features reflections from several individuals on Dr. King’s legacy and the significance of his remarks on the dignity of labor. You are doing many things here in this struggle. You are demanding that this city will respect the dignity of labor. So often we overlook the work and the significance of those who […] Read More

How Employers And Policymakers Can Improve Job Opportunities For Young People

How old were you when you had your first job? High unemployment rates among teens and young adults has caught the attention of both press and policymakers. Since 2000, the job market for teens and young adults has shrunk. Only about 26 percent of youth are employed, according to Paul Harrington, director of the center for […] Read More

How I Became An Entrepreneur To Serve My City’s Most Vulnerable Communities

I was born in a slum in the Ukonga administrative ward of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on February 7, 1994. My community lived in severe poverty, which meant that I often went to bed hungry and witnessed a young neighbor perish from malnutrition. While in primary school, I would sometimes leave class because I needed […] Read More