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Governor Jay Inslee joins Jeff Bezos to mark Mary’s Place Family Center’s one-year anniversary on Amazon campus

In March 2020, during the height of the pandemic, Mary’s Place and Amazon opened their doors to provide shelter, food, medical care, and community resources for families in need through the new Mary’s Place Family Center in The Regrade. One year later, Mary’s Place and Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos welcomed Washington State Governor […]

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Live blog: Prime Day 2018

_______________________________7:33 AM Prime Day 2018 was the biggest global shopping event in Amazon history. Find out more as we share Prime Day: By the numbers. _______________________________12:01 AM 07/18/18 And that’s a wrap! Thanks for following our Live Blog. And a huge thank you to all of our customers, associates, small business sellers, and everyone who […]

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Amazon awards $4 million in scholarships to computer science students

Kelly Bonilla Guzmán, a senior at Hayfield Secondary School in Alexandria, Virginia, saw parents in her community struggle to navigate distance-learning tools with their children in 2020, the most disrupted American school year since World War II. Language and computer literacy barriers caused decreased class time and student engagement. To help local, Spanish-speaking parents overcome […]

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Raising awareness of accessibility in May, and all year round

Amazon is kicking off Global Accessibility Awareness Month (GAAM), its annual, internal accessibility event series focused on digital access and inclusion. Over the month of May, GAAM offers events to Amazon employees worldwide—including technical talks, hands-on training, videos, podcasts, and workshops—to help employees grow their accessibility knowledge and skills. Charli Riggle is a Senior Program […]