In the next episode of our Community Partnership Chat, Verizon Policy’s Justin Tanner sits down with Verizon’s Justin Tanner sits down with Carlos Alemán, CEO of ¡HICA!–the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama. The two discussed how ¡HICA! is leveraging technology to advance their goal of empowering Latinos to successfully adapt and integrate—all so they have the opportunity to achieve their dreams and aspirations. Watch the video to learn more!
Community Partnership Chat: Jones Valley Teaching Farm
In the next episode of our Community Partnership Chat, Verizon Policy’s Justin Tanner sits down with Jones Valley Teaching Farm’s (JVTF) Executive Director, Amanda Storey, to discuss how the farm encourages students and members of the local community to participate in food-based education. With both in-school and after-school STEM programming, JVTF is able to teach students about growing, harvesting, and cooking, while enriching the local community. Check out the full video for more info:
Community Partnership Chat: Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
Community Partnership Chat: REV Birmingham
In the latest installment of our Community Partnership Chat series (filmed at the end of 2021), Verizon’s Justin Tanner sat down with REV Birmingham President and CEO David Fleming to talk about how REV works to create vibrant commercial districts in Birmingham. REV is a “place-focused economic development nonprofit and urban place management development organization” that works with local small businesses, developers, and investors to contribute to Birmingham’s evolving urban market. Check out the full video for more information:
Community Partnership Chat: Lyord Watson Jr., The Penny Foundation
In the latest installment of our Community Partnership Chat series, Justin Tanner (Director of External Affairs, South East Region, Verizon) sits down with Lyord Watson Jr. (CEO and Founder, The Penny Foundation) to discuss how The Penny Foundation works to eliminate economic inequality in the Black community. Watch more:
Community Partnership Chat: DeJuana Thompson, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
In the latest installment of our Community Partnership Chat series, Justin Tanner (Director of External Affairs, South East Region, Verizon) sits down with DeJuana Thompson (President and CEO, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute) to discuss the importance of connecting the lessons of the past to collective moments in our future and finding opportunities for justice. Watch more here:
Community Partnership Chat: Urban Impact, Inc.
Urban Impact, Inc. in Birmingham, Alabama discusses the challenges of the last year for Birmingham’s businesses, the revitalization of Birmingham’s 4th Avenue district of historically black-owned businesses, and their partnerships with Verizon to ensure all businesses are enabled by 21st century technology.
Preparing Birmingham for the Jobs of the Future
TechBirmingham and EdFarm are working to make Birmingham a tech destination. With 5G, they will be able to improve services to help Alabama residents create the jobs of the future. Learn more about how TechBirmingham and EdFarm are working to empower the Birmingham community through technology: