This month, Verizon supported the City of Downey and LACADA with Pride! Our V-team had the pleasure of supporting & attending Downey Pride. At the event, we shared information on our blazing fast 5G home internet and how qualified residents could save on their home internet costs with the Affordable Connectivity Program.
Congratulations to the honorable Congressmember Robert Garcia, who was honored for his LGBTQ+ advocacy and as a champion for his community.
On March 10th, Verizon’s Erica Jacquez participated in Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) 32nd Annual Latina History Day® Conference that brought together over 1,000 women to recognize and celebrate the historic and current achievements of Latinas while embracing the rich diversity of the Latina experience. In addition, the Verizon 5G Home Internet team shared our exciting Home internet, and community partner, the Southeast Community Development Corporation, enrolled participants in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).
On March 11, 2023, the Verizon team participated in the Day of the Young Child / Día de los Niños in Coachella, CA. The event was a community outreach event in the Coachella Valley to connect families and agencies to community resources. In addition, the Verizon 5G Home Internet team shared our exciting Home internet, and community partner Sigma Beta Xi enrolled participants in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
In the latest installment of the Community Partnership Chat series, Jesús Román, Associate General Counsel and VP of Government Affairs at Verizon, talks with Jesse Jáuregui, Trustee and VP of the Mexican American Bar Foundation, about how the MABF helps the Latinx community. Check it out:
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