Mark Zuckerberg today announced that the Facebook is investing tens of millions of dollars into the program named Community Boost. Under the program, it will travel to 30 cities around the U.S. in 2018.
Facebook aims to travel from Houston to Des Moines, to help, nonprofits small businesses, potential entrepreneurs and unemployed improve their digital footprint and beef up social media skills.
Zuckerberg made a surprise visit to St. Louis where he took the meeting with small business owners to discuss this teaching idea of the Community Boost program.
Facebook believes that these skills will help reduce unemployment that led to the dissatisfaction with current political systems.
Facebook is promoting itself to small-scale local businesses by providing them free pages and services to manage their digital and social media skills in hopes of turning them into paid advertisers.
Since 2011, the company has invested more than $1 billion into small businesses under the programs like Boost Your Business classes to support them in their skills management area. The program teaches about how to manage social media skills, and Blueprint online learning hub
Zuckerberg said in today’s announcement, “One of the things I’m most proud of is that 70 million small businesses use Facebook to connect with customers.” “Now we need to make it easier for people to start and build new businesses or find jobs and opportunities, and in the process strengthen their communities,” Zuckerberg added.
He also said that the company is building plenty of products that will help individuals and other organization build community.