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.

To learn more about the organizations, visit:

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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.

Verizon & Rosie Riveters: Women in STEM Day

A few months ago, in recognition of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Verizon was proud to partner with Rosie Riveters for Women In Stem Day at their DC Office. Verizon hosted young women in 11th and 12th grade to network and discuss career pathways with preeminent female leaders in STEM. They also showcased STEM workshops, giving attendees hands on science experiences. Many thanks to Rosie Riveters for their Partnership on this front. This organization is giving girls the confidence they need to explore their passion from a young age. To get a glimpse of this incredible event, watch below!

Verizon at the Cinco de Mayo Family Festival

On Saturday, May 6th, Verizon participated in the Cinco de Mayo Family Festival at Adelanto, CA, in partnership with the High Desert Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Verizon shared information about our exciting 5G Home internet and the Affordable Connectivity Program. Verizon is a proud sponsor and had a great time celebrating with the community. To get a glimpse of this incredible event, check out the photos below!

Verizon & Latino Health Access

On April 29th, Verizon sponsored the Latino Health Access Health Fair in Santa Ana, CA. VZ’s SGA Erica Jacquez and Magaly Chavez participated and promoted the Affordable Connectivity Program. Our 5G Home team also participated and shared our 5G Home Internet, which provides our 5G wireless network built to connect your home with ultra-fast internet. Get a glimpse into this incredible event, check out the pictures below! To learn more about Verizon and the affordable care program, visit

The Affordable Connectivity Program funding and broadband subsidy reform – let’s do both

By Kathy Grillo, Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Verizon

Congress has an opportunity to extend funding for this successful program and reform existing broadband subsidies.

Recently, Congress has taken meaningful steps to tackle broadband affordability and accessibility in rural and urban areas. The pandemic brought home to all of us how critical it is for all citizens to have robust broadband connectivity for work, school, healthcare, civic engagement, and more. This is why Congress passed and Verizon participates in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides subsidized internet services for eligible low-income households.

The ACP is a bipartisan, historic achievement in addressing affordability challenges. It allows tens of millions of eligible American households to receive a subsidy up to $30/month or $75/month on Tribal lands for high-speed internet service, which means they can access many of our home and mobile plans for free.

To date, almost 18 million American households have signed up for the program. However, current projections show that ACP funding could run out as soon as the first quarter of 2024. We believe Congress needs to develop a plan to keep the ACP program funded while also developing long-term reforms to current broadband subsidy programs to ensure they operate efficiently, avoid duplication, and target funding to those who need it most.

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