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Video | The Disability Collection: Munya Mahia

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People with disabilities make up about 20% of the population, but are featured in less than 2% of the images we see in the media. Let’s change that.

Verizon, Getty Images and the National Disability Leadership Alliance are creating The Disability Collection, a growing collection of stock images that break stereotypes and authentically portray people with disabilities in everyday life.

Here's the story of Munya Mahia, a political science major, basketball player, and UC Berkley graduate. 

Verizon Commits to Increased Visibility for People with Disabilities

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People with disabilities make up about 20% of the population, but are featured in less than 2% of the images we see in the media. Let’s change that.

Verizon, Getty Images and the National Disability Leadership Alliance are creating The Disability Collection, a growing collection of stock images that break stereotypes and authentically portray people with disabilities in everyday life.

Verizon Ranked Among 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies by Barron's

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Verizon Communications was ranked 63rd on Barron's annual list of the 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies.

50 New Schools to Join Verizon Innovative Learning for the 2019-20 School Year

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Basking Ridge, NJ, March 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Fifty new middle schools from 15 districts across the country will join the Verizon Innovative Learning schools initiative in the 2019-20 school year. The continued partnership between Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization working to spur innovation in education, and Verizon Innovative Learning equips every student and teacher at select middle schools across America with a device and up to a four-year data plan.

Verizon Closes on U.S. Telecom Industry’s First Green Bond to Fund Environmental Initiatives

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NEW YORK, February 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) announced the close of the U.S. telecommunications industry’s first Green Bond.

Video: Verizon & NFL Super Bowl LIII: Recycling Rally at Zoo Atlanta 2019

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Verizon, the NFL, and the Atlanta Superbowl Hosting Committee teamed up for the Superbowl 53 e-waste recycling rally. 

"we're seeing everything from computers, TVs, laptops, monitors, to vacuum cleaners and anything else you can plug in," says John Dorn, project manager for Verizon Sustainability Group. "It all ties to our Sustainability Program here at Verizon where we've collected more than 3.7 million pounds of e-waste at similar events similar to this since 2009 and we're going towards our goal of 4 million pounds by 2020."

Let’s Protect The Dreamers

This is a statement from Donna Epps, Vice President, Strategic Alliances, Verizon.
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On February 11, 2019, our CEO, Hans Vestberg, along with over 100 other CEOs representing nearly every sector of the American economy urged Congress to pass a permanent, bipartisan solution this year to protect the Dreamers.

The Verizon Foundation Names 5g Edtech Challenge Winners and Awards a Total of $1m to Bring Classroom Solutions to Life

The Verizon Foundation commits to be the first to introduce 5G technology to schools across the U.S. in 2019.
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BASKING RIDGE, N.J., February 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – TThe Verizon Foundation, in partnership with NYC Media Lab, announced the ten winners of the Verizon 5G EdTech Challenge. From AR and VR experiences, to machine learning, AI and mixed reality, projects were chosen for their ability to solve for student engagement, teacher preparedness and special needs support.

Video: Super Kids Super Sharing Event: Super Bowl LIII

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Something super happened in Atlanta.

Verizon teamed up with the NFL to host the Super Kids Super Sharing Event. 

20 years ago, the program began as an experiment with just three schools participating and donating 200 pieces of equipment. This year, over 100 schools participated, donating more than 40,000 items including toys, games and sports equipment to under-resourced schools across Atlanta.

In addition, Verizon awarded an $18,000 grant to the Ron Clark Academy. 

Verizon Innovative Learning School Named One of America’s Best Urban Schools

Patrick Henry Preparatory Academy in Harlem Earns National Center for Urban School Transformation’s Highest Honor
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School is a lot different today than it was two years ago at P.S. 171, Patrick Henry Preparatory Academy in Harlem, NY. In 2016, when teachers wanted students to use computers in class, they rolled in the computer cart. Students lined up, took the laptops from the cart and brought them back to their seats. At the end of class, students lined up again to put the laptops back in the cart so they could be rolled over to the next classroom.  

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