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Verizon and Generation Partner to Close the Opportunity Gap and Reskill Workers

By: Bernadette Brijlall
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What you need to know:

  • Verizon is investing over $44M in workforce development to significantly increase access to a free tech-focused career training program aimed at reskilling Americans
  • Partnering with nonprofit organization Generation will bring their online reskilling program to 26 cities by end of 2022
  • Initiative will build the foundation to reach the company’s goal, through Citizen Verizon, of preparing 500,000 individuals for jobs of the future by 2030
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What you need to know:

  • Verizon is investing over $44M in workforce development to significantly increase access to a free tech-focused career training program aimed at reskilling Americans
  • Partnering with nonprofit organization Generation will bring their online reskilling program to 26 cities by end of 2022
  • Initiative will build the foundation to reach the company’s goal, through Citizen Verizon, of preparing 500,000 individuals for jobs of the future by 2030

Clinton Foundation and Verizon Partner to Promote Student Social Impact Innovation

By: Bernadette Brijlall
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New partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative University program will connect college students with resources to help develop innovative technology solutions to social and environmental challenges, while bringing diverse voices into the next generation of innovators.

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New partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative University program will connect college students with resources to help develop innovative technology solutions to social and environmental challenges, while bringing diverse voices into the next generation of innovators.

Verizon Convenes Second Citizen Verizon Assembly: Education Is Not up for Debate

By: Bernadette Brijlall
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Virtual town-hall will feature celebrities, educators and more to address education inequality and student mental health

What you need to know:

  • Citizen Verizon Assembly: Education is Not Up for Debate brings together Yara Shahidi, Gabrielle Union, Soledad O’Brien, professors, politicians and business leaders for an urgent debate on today’s education system, with a look to the future
  • Verizon Innovative Learning has expanded VIL school data plans to 30GB
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Virtual town-hall will feature celebrities, educators and more to address education inequality and student mental health

What you need to know:

  • Citizen Verizon Assembly: Education is Not Up for Debate brings together Yara Shahidi, Gabrielle Union, Soledad O’Brien, professors, politicians and business leaders for an urgent debate on today’s education system, with a look to the future
  • Verizon Innovative Learning has expanded VIL school data plans to 30GB

Verizon Foundation Commits $300,000 to West Coast Wildfires and Hurricane Sally Relief Efforts

By: Kate Jay & Bernadette Brijlall
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BASKING RIDGE, N.J., September 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Today, the Verizon Foundation announced $300,000 in donations to support immediate relief efforts across communities in California, Oregon and Washington impacted by the wildfires, as well as hardest hit areas of Alabama and Florida impacted by Hurricane Sally.

Verizon Expands Education Initiatives to Provide Millions of Students Nationwide With Distance Learning Resources

By: Emily Vicker and Bernadette Brijlall
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What you need to know:

  • In a time when it has never been more critical, Verizon is supporting students, parents, teachers and school districts with tools to support remote learning including
    • Partnerships with school districts nationwide to make available discounted connectivity so that over 36 million students in 38 states and the District of Columbia can access the tools they need to support tech-enabled learning
    • Access to digital resources available for all K-12 educators across the country
    • Expansion of the Verizon Innovative Learning program to 254 middle schools across the country; first time expansion into high schools 
    • Partnerships with organizations including The New York Times and Discovery Education to provide content and tools to educators and students
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What you need to know:

  • In a time when it has never been more critical, Verizon is supporting students, parents, teachers and school districts with tools to support remote learning including
    • Partnerships with school districts nationwide to make available discounted connectivity so that over 36 million students in 38 states and the District of Columbia can access the tools they need to support tech-enabled learning
    • Access to digital resources available for all K-12 educators across the country
    • Expansion of the Verizon Innovative Learning program to 254 middle schools across the country; first time expansion into high schools 
    • Partnerships with organizations including The New York Times and Discovery Education to provide content and tools to educators and students

Yara Shahidi, Andrew Yang, Karamo Brown, CEOs and Nonprofit Leaders Convene for Citizen Verizon Assembly

Join world-renowned leaders for an urgent discussion on driving impact around inclusivity, education and the workforce of the future at 5pm EST on July 28 on Yahoo Finance
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On July 28, Verizon is bringing together business leaders, activists and thought leaders for the inaugural Citizen Verizon Assembly: Charging Social Change Forward. The hour-long virtual event will focus on the importance of corporate responsibility to address the most pressing global economic, environmental and social issues, spotlighting Verizon’s new commitments through keynotes and panels with leaders from around the globe.

Verizon Announces New Responsible Business Plan: Citizen Verizon

Verizon is launching its responsible business plan, Citizen Verizon
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What you need to know:

  • Verizon is launching its responsible business plan, Citizen Verizon, which will drive business initiatives across the company to create impact and move the world forward though action
  • To deliver impact on key pillars of Digital Inclusion, Climate Protection and Human Prosperity, Verizon pledges the following actions:
  • Provide 10 million youths with the digital skills training necessary to thrive in a modern economy and provide 1 million small businesses with resources to help them thrive in the digital economy by 2030
    • Become carbon neutral in its operations by 2035 by reducing emissions, investing in renewable energy and purchasing carbon offsets
    • Prepare 500,000 individuals for jobs of the future by 2030 by enabling opportunities through skills training

Virtual Citizen Verizon Assembly will take place on July 28, bringing together thought leaders, activists, celebrities and business leaders to address how we accelerate social change at a time when it’s never been more urgent.

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What you need to know:

  • Verizon is launching its responsible business plan, Citizen Verizon, which will drive business initiatives across the company to create impact and move the world forward though action
  • To deliver impact on key pillars of Digital Inclusion, Climate Protection and Human Prosperity, Verizon pledges the following actions:
  • Provide 10 million youths with the digital skills training necessary to thrive in a modern economy and provide 1 million small businesses with resources to help them thrive in the digital economy by 2030
    • Become carbon neutral in its operations by 2035 by reducing emissions, investing in renewable energy and purchasing carbon offsets
    • Prepare 500,000 individuals for jobs of the future by 2030 by enabling opportunities through skills training

Virtual Citizen Verizon Assembly will take place on July 28, bringing together thought leaders, activists, celebrities and business leaders to address how we accelerate social change at a time when it’s never been more urgent.

Verizon Joins Amazon and Global Optimism in Signing The Climate Pledge

By: Bernadette Brijlall
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  • Commits to meeting the Paris Agreement 10 years early
  • Verizon has committed to become carbon neutral by 2035

Verizon Donates $1 Million to New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund

Verizon’s total COVID-19 crisis commitment now stands at over $55 million in contributions and donations to nonprofits around the globe.
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NEW YORK, May 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Verizon today announced a $1 million donation to the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF) to support their mission to organize and coordinate resources for New Jersey’s most vulnerable communities. One hundred percent of donations received online by NJPRF will be used to fight the medical, social and economic impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey’s most vulnerable, supporting organizations that provide essential services and aid to those on the front lines of the pandemic.

Verizon Donates $2.5 Million to International COVID-19 Relief Efforts

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J., April 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Verizon has today announced a $2.5 million grant to be shared across a group of international countries and charities offering healthcare support and food relief. Each charity will receive a portion of the funds to bolster their ongoing humanitarian activities.

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