Join Verizon’s Tom Walls for a conversation with Ridge Schuyler, Dean of Piedmont Virginia Community College’s Community Self-Sufficiency Programs. Tom and Ridge sat down to discuss Network2Work, a comprehensive job-matching network equipping job seekers with the skills and resources they need to become quality employees. Watch more to learn how 85% of the job seekers in Network2Work’s program have found jobs after completing the program!
LEADForward Community Partnership: STARBASE Victory
Join Verizon’s Matt Ogburn as he chats with Bill Hayden–also known as “T Ball”–Executive Director of STARBASE Victory. STARBASE is a non-profit offering every fourth, fifth, and sixth grader in Portsmouth the opportunity to engage in STEM opportunities. The two discussed the importance of fostering a love of STEM from a young age to equip future leaders with crucial technological skills.
LEADForward Community Partnership Chat: STEP Richmond
Verizon’s Matt Ogburn chats with STEP (Strategies To Elevate People) Richmond’s Tim Cole and Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority’s Ralph Stuckey to discuss how STEP and RRHA are leveraging technology to serve as a bridge to connect underserved populations to Richmond’s community resources–fostering their success. Click the video to learn more!
5G Connecting Communities Series: Women Leading the Way in Tech
On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, the women of Verizon’s SGA East Region as kicked off the 5G Connecting Communities Series through conversations with women who are leading the way in tech. Leaders from New York, Washington D.C., and Virginia discussed economic development, STEM education, and digital divide investments happening up and down the coast. The event spotlighted how 5G drives local communities, including the nonprofit partners, businesses, and government leaders from across the region who are leveraging technology to advance their work.
Candice Austin, Director, State Government & Local Affairs, Verizon; Jessica Chait, Manager, State & Local Government Affairs, Verizon; Danielle Craddock, Founder/Director, Girls Inspired and Ready to Lead, Inc.; Kathleen Grillo, SVP, Public Policy & Government Affairs, Verizon; Kassandra Perez-Desir, Regional Director, Government Affairs & Public Policy, Verizon; Kelly Schulz, Former Secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce & Department of Labor; and Michelle Watson, Tech Program Supervisor, Queens Chamber of Commerce.