Community Partnership Chat: Tournament of Roses

In this next installement of the Hispanic Heritage Month Chat series, join Verizon’s Jesús Román for a discussion with Azucena Duran, the inaugural Tournament of Roses Fellowship Award recipient. Azucena discussed how the fellowship, supported by Verizon, allowed her to explore her passions for both community development and working with underrepresented individuals. The program gave her the tools to go out into her community and implement programs that make a difference. Jesús and the team are so excited to highlight Azucena and can not wait to see what the future holds for her.

Community Partnership Chat: Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, join Verizon’s Jesús Román for a discussion with Board Chair of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), Irma Rodriguez Moisa. Irma discussed how Verizon has supported MALDEF, which serves as the Latino legal voice for Civil Rights in America. Watch the video to learn more!

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?

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