By Doug Frisbie, Global Marketing Director, Small Business

Since March, we’ve been traveling around the country providing digital skills training to communities through our Facebook Community Boost program. We’re inspired by what small businesses have been able to do using Facebook, but we want to do more – particularly for those who are transitioning to work requiring more digital skills. That’s why we recently pledged to train 1 million US business owners and workers to equip them with the digital skills they need to compete in today’s workplace by 2020.

As part of #BoostTogether, we’re expanding Facebook Community Boost to 50 cities across the US by the end of 2018. Today, we’re excited to announce the next nine cities and dates of our 50 city US tour:

  • New Orleans, LA – August 7th-9th
  • Seattle, WA – October 15th-17th
  • Indianapolis, IN – October 18th-19th
  • Redmond, OR – October 23rd-24th
  • Baltimore, MD – November 12th-13th
  • Charlotte, NC – November 28th-29th
  • Springfield, IL – December 3rd-4th
  • Little Rock, AR – December 11th-12th
  • Miami, FL – December 18th-20th

As our COO Sheryl Sandberg has said, If we want our economies to grow and our communities to thrive, we need to keep investing in people today. People deserve the support they need to find great jobs and grow their businesses.

Alongside our community partners, our team is committed to investing in small businesses and the communities they serve. Learn more about how we plan to #BoostTogether at: https://www.facebook.com/boosttogether or visit facebook.com/communityboost, where you can stay up to date with the latest city announcement, news, and program announcements.