Understood, a social impact organization, announced today that Yvonne Cowser Yancy joined as chief human resources officer. In this new role, Yvonne will lead human resources and centralized services, including finance, legal, and administrative functions. She will also co-lead Understood’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, all in support of the organization’s mission to help people with differences and disabilities thrive.
SHRM Foundation and the Workplace Initiative by Understood announce Employing Abilities @Work, a new, free training program that helps HR professionals and their companies embrace and implement disability inclusion.
Understood expands its mission to support individuals throughout their lives and at scale; empowering people to thrive regardless of difference or disability. Refreshed brand, new logo, and enhanced website increase accessibility for all users.
With schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Understood is working alongside Common Sense Media and other leaders in education, media, and tech, to offer educators and families a free and open collection of quality online learning resources at WideOpenSchool.org.
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), with Understood as a partner, launches LearningKeepsGoing.org. It's a free, online portal with resources, tools, weekly webinars and a national expert help desk to provide real-time support for educators.