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

Verizon & Kern County’s STEMPOSIUM

On April 28th, Verizon’s State Government Affairs Jay Day participated in Kern County’s STEMPOSIUM and Career Fair where information was shared about the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The Kern County Career & STEM Expo in Bakersfield, CA brings students and businesses together for an exposition that allows students to showcase their best STEM projects, businesses to demonstrate STEM-related equipment and skills used in the workplace, and the community to gather and promote STEM Careers in Kern County. Verizon is a proud sponsor.

Día de los Niños in Coachella Valley

On March 11, 2023, the Verizon team participated in the Day of the Young Child / Día de los Niños in Coachella, CA. The event was a community outreach event in the Coachella Valley to connect families and agencies to community resources. In addition, the Verizon 5G Home Internet team shared our exciting Home internet, and community partner Sigma Beta Xi enrolled participants in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).

Tents lined up at an outdoor event with individuals speaking with community members who stop by.
Four women dancing in brightly colored dresses on a stage.

Verizon Small Business Digital Ready at Pillar Cowork

Navigating the complex digital landscape can be daunting for any small business–especially in an age when comprehensive online services are crucial to fostering a robust enterprise. That’s why Verizon is on a mission to support 1 million small businesses by 2030 as they transition to the digitized economy. Verizon’s platform gives users access to comprehensive programs, personalized mentorship from experts, engaging community events and networking opportunities.

Verizon meets entrepreneurs where they are and equips them with the personalized tools they need to effectively leverage technology as they work towards their business goals. To learn more about Small Business Digital Ready and how individual users are benefitting from this incredible program, watch the video!

VIP Series: The Alliance for Community Development

Verizon is proud to partner with organizations bettering the communities they serve from the ground up. One such organization is The Alliance for Community Development, a Bay-Area based nonprofit working to foster the success of local, traditionally underrepresented entrepreneurs through individualized programming and comprehensive support.

The Alliance for Community Development leverages Verizon’s Small Business Digital Ready platform to equip entrepreneurs with the skills they need to thrive in the age of the internet. In a rapidly changing online landscape, Verizon is grateful for The Alliance for Community Development’s mission to foster the success of small businesses. To learn more about the entrepreneurs taking part in this incredible organization, watch the video below!

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!

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!

Verizon Stories: TELACU

For SGA members Sophia Garcia and Erica Jacquez, the connection to The East Los Angeles Education Community Union (TELACU) Foundation is personal. 

TELACU has been transforming educational outcomes for thousands of first-generation students from under-resourced communities since 1968 and has been a pillar of excellence for the Latinx community.

SGA member Sophia Garcia noted “I am incredibly grateful to TELACU for investing in my future to turn my dream college, Pepperdine University, into a reality. It’s an honor to be among such an esteemed group of TELACU scholars and I remain committed to continuing to pay it forward as they have done for generations.”

Erica Jacquez remarked ““TELACU is more than a community foundation scholarship and exemplary Latino leadership; they are my family. As a first-generation student, the Lizárraga’s supported me in pursuing my Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Doctoral Degree from USC.”

For Priscilla (Senior Vice President) and David Lizárraga (Founder & Chairman), the most rewarding aspect of their work is providing necessary education to make a lasting impact in the communities they serve. Verizon is proud to support TELACU’s commitment to Latino excellence, particularly through their stem education and Business Initiative.

To learn more about TELACU, check out Rudy Reyes’ interview with Patricia Lizárraga, Senior Vice President, and David Lizárraga, Founder & Chairman, below!

Community Partnership Chat: Tournament of Roses

In this next installement of the Hispanic Heritage Month Chat series, join Verizon’s Jesús Román for a discussion with Azucena Duran, the inaugural Tournament of Roses Fellowship Award recipient. Azucena discussed how the fellowship, supported by Verizon, allowed her to explore her passions for both community development and working with underrepresented individuals. The program gave her the tools to go out into her community and implement programs that make a difference. Jesús and the team are so excited to highlight Azucena and can not wait to see what the future holds for her.

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