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.

Building a Social Footprint: How Brands Can Digitally Use Social Media to Reach Multicultural Audiences

Nowadays, brands and organizations are fighting to engage with social audiences without jeopardizing voice and identity.

This presentation is geared toward nonprofit leadership and explores how brands and organizations can reach, engage, and convert social media users without losing their core messaging and brand values.

Join this conversation with Verizon executives Jamé Jackson and Jessica Cohen, in partnership with the United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland.

Learn more and register.

Join the session via ZOOM.

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!

CTIA: The U.S. 5G Economy Will Help Build Back Jobs and Opportunity.

Over the past few years, America’s wireless industry has built 5G networks across the country. What they’ve really built is even more powerful and important: a platform for economic growth and innovation that will create millions of jobs and help rebuild the U.S. economy.

A new Boston Consulting Group study released today brings to life what our 5G economy will unlock: roughly 4.5 million new jobs and $1.5 trillion in economic growth. This study confirms the significant benefits of 5G, today and for years to come.

View full blog from CTIA.

Verizon: Verizon Media Celebrates Black History Month

Yahoo, part of Verizon Media, today launched its “Make Space for Black Voices” campaign to honor Black History Month. The programming includes a celebratory Yahoo logo in partnership with creative artist Janel Young, as well as new video series and on-air interviews celebrating Black changemakers, and a special livestream event featuring different industry leaders. Through an emphasis on e-commerce, the campaign will also spotlight Black-owned businesses with virtual pop-up shops, dedicated hubs, as well as articles and videos on Black owners, brands and products. The coverage will last throughout the year and build upon ongoing efforts by Yahoo to provide a platform for the important voices and issues of our time.

View full release from Verizon.

Investment and Innovation for Students in Virginia Beach

The Verizon Innovative Learning (VIL) Lab at Bayside Middle School represents a significant investment that will enhance education and learning through technology. The VIL Lab was completed in June 2020. The nearly 2,500 sq.ft. custom-designed, state-of-the-art, experiential learning space houses next-gen and immersive technology, like 3D Printers, VR gear, IoT connected and wearables kits, as well as desktops, flat screen monitors and other tech to support the Verizon Innovative Learning Lab Curriculum.

Although Bayside Middle School students are still learning remotely due to the pandemic, they are able to access the robust Lab Curriculum online, since it is 100% student-driven and can be self-paced or guided by the teacher. Bayside Middle School has organized professional development experiences in the Verizon Innovative Lab to offer its teachers the opportunity to learn more about technology and how to best leverage the Lab.

The VIL program’s mission is to empower students to build the future by leveraging emerging technology, social innovation, and design thinking to impact their communities.

Please join Verizon and local education stakeholders for a panel discussion on the VIL Lab’s benefits, learning opportunities, and impact for Virginia Beach students.

Featuring:

  • Mario Acosta-Velez, Director of State Government Affairs and External Affairs, Verizon
  • Jeff Merriman, Director of State Government Affairs, Verizon
  • Nick Matula M.Ed. M.A, Corporate Social Responsibility Lead, Verizon
  • Rebecca Yaple, STEM educator at Bayside Middle School, Virginia Beach
  • Tori Beck, Assistant Principal, Bayside Middle School, Virginia Beach

Verizon: Accelerating America: Affordability, Adoption, Access

Today, Verizon urges a new government approach to help bridge the digital divide. The pandemic has made clear that broadband is critical to daily life and that a lack of connectivity can reinforce and widen educational and economic disparities.

Millions of Americans still lack access to broadband, can’t afford it, or don’t have the digital skills to use it. That needs to change. While Congress and the FCC have adopted policies to address the digital divide over the years and in recent emergency legislation, they don’t go far enough. The broadband gap is a persistent national problem that needs to be addressed in a comprehensive way.

View full release from Verizon.

Interested in Becoming a Community Partner?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution may be one of the most important conversations of our time.

Help bring next-generation technologies to the US by becoming a US Tech Community partner.