Verizon’s Matthew Clark @ SciTech’s 2022 Stem & Innovation Summit

SciTech’s 2022 Stem & Innovation Summit was an incredible opportunity to dive into STEM resources, explore tech best practices, illicit community involvement, feature hands-on activities, and more. Verizon’s Matt Clark was thrilled to be featured on a panel to discuss the next era of STEM, and how a wholistic approach to education can foster the next generation of science and technology leaders. Watch the panel to learn more!

VIP Series: BronxWorks & HYPOTHEkids

A lifelong love of STEM must be fostered from a young age—that’s why Verizon was proud to support BronxWorks and HYPOTHEKids to bring hands-on science to children in New York City and beyond.

Over the summer, hundreds of children convened to take part in enrichment opportunities the Verizon Digital Inclusion and STEM Enrichment Grant supported. At the HYPOTHEkids table, kids were even able to learn how to make their own stethoscope!

To learn more about Verizon’s partnership and get a glimpse into the incredible event, watch the video!

Community Partnership Chat: Food Bank of Northeast Georgia

Join Verizon’s Michelle Arrington for a discussion with Dr. Caree Cotwright, Patricia Reagan and Erin Barger–representatives of the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. The Food Bank exhaustively serves communities across the region–providing access to nourishing food and comprehensive relevant educational programs. To learn more about how the organization distributes more than 13 million pounds of food to individuals in need and what the future holds, watch the video!

Verizon & Mission Tomorrow

Verizon was a proud sponsor for the Richmond Chamber of Commerce’s signature event, Mission Tomorrow. Over the span of two days, 12,000 of the region’s eighth graders explored a wide variety of potential career pathways in high-demand industries through a series of interactive activities and discussions with over 150 area businesses.

At Verizon’s exhibitor booth, students witnessed the strength of Verizon’s 5G connection while playing their favorite games on the Xbox game console. They learned about the 5G network and different types of modems used for connectivity. The students were also immersed in virtual reality through Oculus headsets and experienced the virtual museum Smithsonian exhibit.

Get a glimpse of the incredible event and Verizon’s participation below!

Verizon’s Matt Ogburn tries out the Oculus headset with attendees!
Verizon was proud to showcase the strength of its 5G connectivity through the Oculus headset!

Community Partnership Chat: Homefront Military Network

Join Verizon’s Josh Miller for a discussion with Kate Hatten, Executive Director of Homefront Military Network. Homefront Military Network serves the Veteran community through a comprehensive set of services designed to allow veterans to thrive. The organziation connects military service members, veterans and their families to resources provided by trusted community partners. To learn more about how Homefront Military Network faced a complexity of needs brought on by the pandemic, their overall mission, and what they are excited to in the future, watch their conversation!

Affordable Connectivity Program: Rudy Reyes PSA

Verizon’s Rudy Reyes is proud to provide a public service announcement on Verizon’s Affordable Connectivity Program–known simply as the “ACP.” In an age when internet connectivity is a necessity, Verizon is proud to make the Affordable Connectivity Program subsidy available to eligible customers.

At a time when low income families in particular are struggling to keep up with increasing costs for everything from gas, to electricity and groceries, thanks to the ACP, those families have options to stay connected to broadband. To learn more, watch the video with Verizon’s Rudy Reyes, below!

VIP Series: The Northside Trap Run

Verizon was proud to support The Northside Trap Run–a revolutionary 5K experiencing blending hip-hop and community engagement. This family friendly walk/run event is hosted by Young Friends of the Ville, a committee of Northside Community Housing, Inc. The run highlights the often-overlooked beauty of communities throughout St. Louis.

Verizon is proud to support organizations that find innovative ways to engage and enrich their local communities. To learn more about the Trap Run, how it got started, and the role it plays in the greater community, watch the video!

Community Partnership Chat: CIELO Fund at the Inland Empire Foundation

Join Verizon’s Erica Jacquez as she chats with Jesse Melgar, Founding Fund Chair for the CIELO Fund at the Inland Empire Foundation. The two discussed how Jesse’s background led him on a lifelong pursuit of uplifting the Inland Empire. The CIELO–translating to “sky” or “heaven” in Spanish–fund recognizes the dreams and aspirations of the Inland Empire’s Latino Community. It supports Latino nonprofits doing impactful work on the ground to enrich the community. To learn more about Jesse, the CIELO Fund, and why Verizon is so proud to support their mission, watch the video!

Community Partnership Chat: Mayor Maria Rivera of Central Falls, RI

Join Verizon’s Adriana Dawson in the final installement of her Hispanic Heritage Month Community Partnership Chat, as she is joined by Mayor Maria Rivera, Mayor of Central Falls, Rhode Island–the first Latina Mayor in the whole state of Rhode Island. The two discussed Mayor Rivera’s political trajectory, and how her passion for helping people led her to take official office. Under Mayor Rivera’s leadership, Central Falls has flourished, and her innate dedication to her contituents and beyond is evident in all she does.

To learn more about Mayor Rivera, and the city of Central Falls, watch the video below!

VIP Series: Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)

Immerse yourself in the rich history and awe-inspiring art collection at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), based in Long Beach, California. MOLAA is the only Museum in the United States dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino Art. Today, the permanent exhibition features over 1,300 works of art.

MOLAA enriches the surrounding community not only through the robust art collection, but also through stimulating community cultural events and comprehensive educational programs. To learn more about Verizon’s Partnership with MOLAA and the incredible role the Museum plays in the community, watch the video!

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