Women’s History Month

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, the Verizon team has come together to share what Women’s History Month means to them and the importance of continuing to celebrate and uplift women across our communities. Thank you to our video participants for sharing their stories and advice with us:

Heidi Barsuglia, Vice President, Public Policy & Legal Affairs; Dominique Cano-Stocco, Executive Director, External & Government Affairs; Sophia Garcia, Executive Director, Community Affairs & Government Relations; Azmeena Hasham, Executive Director, Community Engagement; Erica Jacquez, Executive Director, External & Government Affairs; Ku’ulei Jakubczak, Director, Government and Community Affairs; Christine Keener, Director, Government and Community Affairs; Gabrielle Kohlmeier, Associate General Counsel; Rudy Reyes, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Western Region; and Marcela Zamora, Vice President, Federal Government Relations.

Telehealth Services Help Care Providers and Patients During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, care providers have increasingly relied on telehealth services to provide patients with services while also limiting the spread of the virus. Registered Nurse and IT Professional Cindy Cronin discusses how telehealth has expanded care offerings during the pandemic. Hear more about how telehealth services will benefit from 5G:

Community Partner Chat: New Jersey Institute for Social Justice

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 Ryan Haygood, President and CEO, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice.

Below we share an important conversation on the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice’s work in fighting racial inequality and opening up opportunities for people of color across the state of New Jersey.

Community Partner Chat: Legal Aid Justice Center

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 Angela Ciolfi, Executive Director, Legal Aid Justice Center.

Below we share an inspiring conversation on the Legal Aid Justice Center’s work in fighting for equal justice.

ICYMI — Investment and Innovation for Students in Virginia Beach (1/28 Virtual Event)

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how important access to technology is in communities across America. For students and educators especially, this time has spurred innovation in the education community amidst challenges with online learning.

On January 28, 2021, community and Verizon leaders discussed how the Verizon Innovative Learning Lab and Verizon Innovative Learning program at Bayside Middle School have engaged students before and during the pandemic.

Watch the full conversation below!

Community Partner Chat: Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District

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 Anthony Smith, Executive Director, Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District.

Below we share an important conversation with Anthony about Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District’s work in improving communities.

Community Partner Chat: United Way of Southwest Virginia

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 Travis Staton, President and CEO, United Way of Southwest Virginia.

Below we share a conversation with Travis about United Way of Southwest Virginia’s work in uplifting Southwest VA residents.

Community Partner Chat: Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA

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 Mario Valenzuela, Executive Director, Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA.

Below we share an in-depth conversation with Mario about the Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA’s work in providing opportunities and resources for East Los Angeles communities.

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.

Protecting the Sacred: Balancing & Embracing Technology in Indian Country

As 2020 has been a challenge for many communities, national conversations have often forgotten about the impact this year has had on tribal populations across the country.

On November 17th, Verizon State Government Affairs in conjunction with the Native Americans of Verizon (NAV) Employee Resource Group hosted an online discussion with tribal thought leaders on important technological issues their communities are facing today.

The conversation focused on ways to improve digital equity, the impact of COVID-19, and how non-tribal organizations can engage with tribal communities focused on a common purpose.

The event was moderated by Rima Qureshi, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Verizon, and can be viewed below.

Remarks By:

  • Ku’ulei Jakubczak, Director of Local Government, Community Affairs, and Tribal Nations, Verizon

Panelists:

  • Fawn R. Sharp, President, National Congress of American Indians (NCAI); President, Quinault Indian Nation
  • Kimball Sekaquaptewa, Chief Technology Officer, Santa Fe Indian School

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