Cisco Takes on World Peace


Homelessness is a serious problem affecting millions throughout the United States every single day. States like California and Washington are home to nearly one-third of the nation’s homeless population. With such a large percentage taking home along the west coast, it should be no surprise that Cisco announced a $50 million donation to Destination: Home over the next five years.

Cisco hopes to eliminate homelessness in Santa Clara County, which is home to nearly 7,500 homeless individuals. And let’s be honest … $50 million is no small gift. In a statement, Destination: Home CEO Jennifer Loving said “We have said for a long time that it is up to all of us to end homelessness in our community. Cisco has fully embraced that concept, and is stepping up in a big way to provide the type of critical private-sector leadership and substantial funding that is necessary to address this crisis head-on.”

So how exactly will Cisco’s donation be used? Well, Destination: Home plans to disrupt and innovate homeless response systems, create new housing opportunities, and work on a client-centered system of care.

It is truly inspiring to see a large corporation step-up and try to make a difference in its community. Time will tell just how successful Cisco’s investment in Destination: Home will be, but either way, it’s a step in the right direction to creating a better home for all in the US.

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