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STEM Enrichment Program at Clark Atlanta Lights the Way, Supported by Verizon

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Before Mekhi Burgess’ first day at the Young Men of Color program at Clark Atlanta University, he liked STEM, but didn’t see how he could make a career out of it. But after going through a three-week summer immersion experience on the Atlanta, Georgia campus, he knew he wanted to major in computer science.

“On the Porch with Rose Stuckey Kirk” Podcast byline

“On the Porch with Rose Stuckey Kirk” Podcast byline
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As a young girl growing up in the South, I learned that remarkable conversations with interesting people can happen in the simplest of places – whether it’s a balcony, deck, patio or stoop. For me, it was the front porch, a place where my family, friends and local leaders regularly met to discuss important issues impacting our communities.
 

Verizon Dials up #ACallForKindness in Advance of World Kindness Day

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NEW YORK, November 9, 2021 /3BL Media/ - World Kindness Day is November 13, but Verizon and its “partners in kind” are celebrating all week long through the #ACallForKindness campaign. We’re making it easier than ever to spread kindness for what we’re dubbing Kindness Week, during which we’ll launch a special collaboration on a new “kind” of bracelet that you can purchase today, showcase the kindest NFTs you’ll ever find, support a non-profit doing amazing work for veterans, spread kindness with more murals and volunteer to support the military.

The Intersection of Corporate Good and Climate Justice

by Rose Stuckey Kirk, Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Office
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A recently-released report from the Environmental Protection Agency reveals that the most severe harms from climate change fall disproportionately upon underserved communities. Folks from these communities are typically the least able to prepare for and recover from heat waves, poor air quality, flooding, and food shortages. If the planet warms according to projections, Black and African American people in the U.S.

Verizon Climate Resilience Prize to Further Innovation for Tech-Based Climate Solutions

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  • Verizon’s new Climate Resilience Prize will award a total of $500K for solutions innovating to reduce climate change impacts on communities 
  • Applications open on October 26 at GreenBiz’s VERGE 21 conference, and close November 30
  • Three winners will be announced at the GreenBiz 22 Conference in the prize categories of next-gen tech solutions, frontline community-led solutions, and nature-based solutions
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  • Verizon’s new Climate Resilience Prize will award a total of $500K for solutions innovating to reduce climate change impacts on communities 
  • Applications open on October 26 at GreenBiz’s VERGE 21 conference, and close November 30
  • Three winners will be announced at the GreenBiz 22 Conference in the prize categories of next-gen tech solutions, frontline community-led solutions, and nature-based solutions

Mentors Make Lasting Impact on Students

Verizon Innovative Learning taps mentors to create STEM career pathways
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By: Kenrya Rankin

In her four years as program director for the Verizon Innovative Learning Rural Young Women program at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland, June Evans has seen her students blossom. Hailing from both suburban and semi-rural parts of the county, they have shifted from being uncertain about their place in STEM, to finding a home in design thinking and innovation.

Verizon Brings Together Major Fortune 500 Companies to Launch Women's Colab

Today’s Women’s CoLab event features leading women sharing insights and career advice.
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Women’s CoLab founding partners include Accenture, A Effect, Degreed, Ferrero, Harvard Business, Mastercard, Scary Mommy, The Achieve Institute, The Estée Lauder Companies, The Female Quotient, UN Foundation, Walmart, Watermark and more.

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Women’s CoLab founding partners include Accenture, A Effect, Degreed, Ferrero, Harvard Business, Mastercard, Scary Mommy, The Achieve Institute, The Estée Lauder Companies, The Female Quotient, UN Foundation, Walmart, Watermark and more.

STEM Enrichment Program at Clark Atlanta Lights the Way

How the Verizon Innovative Learning initiative is changing students’ ideas of what’s possible
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Before Mekhi Burgess’ first day at the Young Men of Color program at Clark Atlanta University, he liked STEM, but didn’t see how he could make a career out of it. But after going through a three-week summer immersion experience on the Atlanta, Georgia campus, he knew he wanted to major in computer science.

Making an Impact During Hispanic Heritage Month

By: Donna M Rivera
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HISPA 20,000 Stories Project sponsored by Verizon.

 

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HISPA 20,000 Stories Project sponsored by Verizon.

 

Verizon Innovative Learning Offers Students Opportunity Through Technology

Las Vegas’ Mater Academy East is one of 246 schools joining Cohort 8 of the Citizen Verizon education initiative for the 2021-2022 school year
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It was a heartening sight in the midst of a pandemic: on a hot evening in August, more than a thousand socially distanced parents and students stood in a line that wound out the door at Mater Academy of Nevada East Campus. Students anxiously waited to walk inside and pick up a tablet, a new learning tool provided to them because their school is now part of the Verizon Innovative Learning program.

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