Congressional funding must keep closing the digital divide

The pandemic made clear just how critical internet connectivity is for all Americans. That access ties into an array of industries and sectors — fueling innovation, education, and economic growth. Just as this foundation of modern life will remain, so too should our commitment to ensure that the internet is not out of reach for millions of Americans.

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Verizon brings the Small Business Digital Ready experience to live event in Cleveland

Verizon just announced that it will host its second Verizon Small Business Digital Ready Summit, an all-day experience for small business owners to network and participate in live events designed to help them grow their businesses, in Cleveland, Ohio on June 12, 2023, at Cleveland State University. The goal of this event is for small business registrants to build connections and learn from various subject matter experts including local small business owners.

“At Verizon, we take pride in serving the unique needs of local markets,” said Jessica Cohen, Director of Community Engagement, Verizon. “We are thrilled to bring this informative Verizon Small Business Digital Ready Summit to Cleveland-based small businesses. Small businesses are at the heart of Cleveland’s economy and, at Verizon, a focus of our responsible business plan is to ensure small businesses have access to the tools and services needed to succeed in the digital economy.”

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Verizon & Latino Cultural Festival in Washington County, Oregon

On Sunday, Verizon participated in the Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Latino Cultural Festival, an annual event celebrating the rapidly growing Latino community on the western side of the Portland metro area. It was a fantastic event, with approximately 10,000 attendees enjoying food, music, art, and sports (and new home internet options!)

Matt Meron and Alex Leupp came ready with bilingual sales reps and technology experts and Spanish-language collateral, as well as 5G Home equipment to educate the community on all of Verizon’s offerings. They even had a special guest join them–Ashley Portillo-Baloy! 

To get a glimpse into this incredible event, check out the photos below!

VIP Series: Moving the Needle on Climate Protection in San Diego

Verizon is proud to support three fantastic organizations moving the needle on climate protection in Southern California: Tree San Diego, Surfrider Foundation, and Wildcoast. These organizations are protecting ocean habitats, cleaning beaches around the world, and planting new trees throughout San Diego. Watch the below video to learn more about how Verizon is partnering with these incredible organizations and their important missions.

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Victor Valley Community College Job Fair 

On May 17, SGA’s Erica Jacquez, Magaly Chavez, and the Verizon 5G Home team participated in the Victor Valley Community College Job Fair Event. The VTeam shared information on the Affordable Connectivity Program and Verizon’s 5G Home Internet and provided information on Verizon’s job opportunities.

Verizon is a proud sponsor, and the team is happy to support the Victor Valley Community College students! To get a glimpse into Verizon’s involvement at the event, check out the photos below!

Community Partnership Chat: Young Voices Rhode Island

Join Verizon’s Adriana Dawson as she sits down with Peter Chung, Executive Director of Young Voices, Rhode Island. Peter has spent his career as an advocate for children and youth, and now brings his decades of experience to Rhode Island, where he advocates for robust legislation that prioritizes the wellbeing of youth throughout the state. To learn why Verizon is so proud to support their comprehensive programming, tune into their conversation!

LEADForward Community Partnership Chat: Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of NJ

Join Verizon’s Mario Acosta Velez as he chats with Carlos Medina, President & CEO of the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (SHCCNJ). The SHCCNJ is the voice of the 119,000 Hispanic-owned businesses in New Jersey that contribute over $20 billion annually to the State’s economy. This leading organization is fostering the growth of a thriving Hispanic business community throughout the state. To learn how Verizon is supporting this organization’s incredibly important work, watch the video!

Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) 42n Annual Latina Women’s Conference

On May 19, SGA’s Erica Jacquez participated in the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) 42nd Annual Latina Women’s Conference. She presented a workshop titled Women in Tech. We also had our community partner, the Southeast Community Development Corporation (SCDC), join the presentation.  They shared information on their STEM camp and robotics program. We also discussed the Affordable Connectivity Program and small business digital-ready programs.  Verizon is a proud sponsor and supporter.

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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.