The San Bernardino American Newspaper: 5G and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Could Help End the Digital Divide 

By Hazel Trice Edney, 4/12/22

The last two years have underlined what we already knew: the digital divide in America is real and has consequences for millions of Americans. An affordable, reliable connection is imperative in participating in the 21st century economy, and those families relying on mobile-only access are falling behind. Often, they cannot attend class online or seek a career opportunity that offers the possibility of working remotely. And as more services, job applications, and infrastructure moves online, the gap is only widening. 

Read the full article on Weekly Citizen.

Community Partnership Chat: Beatriz Acevedo

Verizon’s Dr. Erica L. Jacquez discussed the importance of empowering the next generation of Latino leaders with Beatriz Acevedo, President of the Acevedo Foundation and Suma Wealth. In keeping with her father’s legacy, Beatriz works to create equitable access to capital, close the educational gap, and promote economic mobility and inclusion. Watch the full video to learn more!

Lighting the Spark: Community Leaders and Changemakers

On International Women’s Day 2022, Verizon’s SGA team hosted a conversation between GoodrCo.’s Jasmine Crowe, Skills for Rhode Island’s Future’s Nina Pande, Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital’s Lidia Soto-Harmon, and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) LA’s Tunua Thrash-Ntuk for a conversation about how these women are helping their communities thrive. Watch the full conversation below.

Tech’s Response to Communities in Crisis

Amid the global pandemic, major technology companies expanded their central role in our economy by providing vital services for businesses, schools, families and more. UCLA Anderson’s award-winning Net Impact chapter and the Easton Technology Management Center convened a panel to explore how technology companies adapted their strategies to rapidly changing circumstances, and the uneven effects of COVID-19. Panelists examined the goals and metrics by which companies measured their social impact. They asked, Moving forward, how can corporations use these learnings to support high-quality education, small business development, equitable access to capital, services, information and other globally beneficial objectives?

Community Partner Chat: LISC LA

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. 

Verizon’s Sophia Garcia, Executive Director, Community Affairs & Government Relations spoke with Los Angeles Local Initiatives Support Corporation’s Executive Director, Tunua Thrash-Ntuk on Verizon’s ongoing support of LISC LA’s mission to empower and support local entrepreneurs.

Community Partner Chat: Mills Korner

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 Kevin Mills, Founder/Executive Director, Mills Korner.

Verizon’s Executive Director External and Government Affairs, Dr. Erica Jacquez,  chats with Mils Korner’s Founder Kevin Mills on how his organization has shown up and supported young men in his community before and during the pandemic.

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