Community Partnership Chat: Latinas First Foundation

In this installment of Community Partnership Chats, Verizon’s Josh Miller sat down with Dr. Judi Díaz Bonacquisti, Executive Director of Latinas First Foundation, to discuss the incredible work her organization has done in fostering success for Colorado Latinas. By developing strong connections in the community and providing inspiration and support throughout every step of Colorado Latinas’ educational journeys, Latinas First provides the resources and support to allow each individual reach their highest potential. Watch the video to learn more!

Empowering LGBTQ+ Youth: The Power of Community Engagement

In celebration of Pride Month 2022, Verizon’s State Government Affairs and PRISM, Verizon’s LGBTQ Employee Resource Group convened a national conversation with community partners working to empower and support LGBTQ+ youth across the country. Guest speakers from the Boston Alliance of LGBTQ Youth (BAGLY), Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders (SMYAL), The Center on Colfax, and the LYRIC Center for LGBTQQ Youth shared their insights and how their organizations are taking action to protect and advocate for young people. Check out the full event video below!

Community Partnership Chat: Amp The Cause

Join Verizon’s Josh Miller as he chats with Julia Simmons, President of Amp The Cause–a Denver based nonprofit supporting around 55 other local nonprofits by raising funds, awareness, and volunteerism. Julia and Josh discussed how Amp the Cause is using technology to improve the lives of families through entertainment, annual events and community service. Watch the video to learn more!

Xcel Energy Day of Service

Xcel: Welcome to our 11th annual Day of Service in Colorado. Day of Service began in 2010 to honor the anniversary of September 11 and has grown to be Xcel Energy’s largest single-day company volunteer effort. Day of Service is September 9-11 and we are offering a mix of in-person and remote volunteer projects. Volunteer projects during the work week are eligible for VPTO. Xcel Energy employees, family and friends are invited to participate, so choose a project or projects (yes, you can sign up for in-person and take home projects) that work with your schedule and comfort level!

Learn more about this year’s volunteer projects and register.

Volunteer Opportunities

Community Partnership Chat: Juneteenth Music Festival

Verizon’s Josh Miller sat down with Norman Harris, President of the JMF Foundation that leads the Juneteenth Music Festival for a discussion of what the Juneteenth holiday celebrates; how the festival has evolved over the last two years due to the pandemic; the exciting line-up of speakers and musicians at this year’s hybrid in person and virtual festival; and Verizon is supporting some of the virtual event components at this year’s event.

Community Partner Chat: Plume

One of the most rewarding aspects of our community engagement work is the opportunity to partner with many non-profit organizations and support innovative programs that help advance the diverse communities we serve.  In May 2020, we launched our Verizon Community Partnerships Initiative to celebrate community organizations supported by Verizon and highlight their important work. 

Today, we feature Jerrica Kirkley, MD, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Plume.

Below we share an inspiring conversation with Jerrica about empowering individuals with gender-affirming care through digital health services.

Inspiring Girls To Explore Opportunities in STEM

STEMBLAZERS inspires girls to visualize themselves in science, technology, engineering, and math professions. Their long term goal is to reach 1 million girls and influence them to pursue a career in stem. And envision a world where women are equally represented in the stem workforce. Hear from Wendy Merchant, Founder and Executive Director of STEMBLAZERS, discuss how her organization is empowering girls to explore opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math.

Be a community partner in the 4th industrial revolution.

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US Tech Future is a Verizon-led community-focused initiative working to engage the local community in a discussion about technology and how it can improve the lives of local residents for their benefit and the benefit of the community as a whole.

Our mission is to engage with citizens and community stakeholders in USA to provide information on how technology can work to have a dramatic impact on the way we work and live in our communities.