Verizon and NYC MediaLab Announce Winners of the $1M Museum Initiative

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NEW YORK, N.Y., May 19, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Today, Verizon and NYC MediaLab announced the winners of the $1M Museum Initiative—a nationwide open call for museums and cultural institutions to develop and offer new immersive educational content available to all educators on the Verizon Innovative Learning HQ portal (

Students Share How Access to Digital Learning Tools Sets Them Up for Success

As the school year ends, students reflect on their time with Verizon Innovative Learning.

Mater Academy Bay sophomore Angelica Mesa used a 3D printer to create a model of a neuron.

As spring fever sets in and another school year comes to a close, we asked students at Mater Academy Bay Middle School and High School, a Verizon Innovative Learning school, to share what it’s really like to attend a school where connected tablets and innovative learning apps have replaced paper and pencil assignments in various subject electives.

Episode 2: On the Porch with Rose Stuckey Kirk

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On the Porch with Rose Stuckey Kirk, is an ongoing podcast hosted by Verizon's Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer. Growing up in the South, big decisions were often made in one location for Rose—the front porch. Listeners can now tune into real conversations like she used to have on her porch, but this time the topics will range from pressing issues on social justice to climate, the economy, our community, and more. 

What Are Students Grateful For? Teachers and Tech

Students at a Verizon Innovative Learning middle school credit their educators with helping them succeed in class and inspiring future careers.

Maria Muñiz, who teaches the Tech Squad and Career & Technical education, greets students as they enter the classroom.

To celebrate educators for Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked students to share the many ways their teachers have inspired and supported them, in the classroom and beyond.

Meet the Entrepreneurs Verizon Small Business Digital Ready

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Verizon Small Business Digital Ready is a free, customized learning program designed to help small businesses thrive. Watch the video above to hear three dynamic entrepreneurs — who together have taken more than 60 Digital Ready courses — share tips for getting the most out of the experience.

Meet the entrepreneurs:

Why I Give Back: 5 VTeamers on Their Most Memorable Volunteer Moments

By: Kweli I. Wright

Citizen Verizon Volunteers Champions from around the globe are moving the world forward, one hour at a time.

Making the world a better place is an ambitious goal, but for these VTeamers, it’s all in a day’s work. Through their donations of time and talent, these individuals are expanding digital access to those who need it most, supporting small businesses, protecting the climate and preparing people for the jobs of the future—helping advance Verizon’s goal of contributing 2.5 million employee volunteer hours by 2025.

Where Are They Now? Students' Future Goals Influenced by Immersive Stem Program

Five alums reflect on Verizon Innovative Learning experience

Before participating in Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers, Cerenity Brant struggled through middle school science, squeaking by with a 69% average. After attending the STEM-enriched educational experience, which aims to empower middle school students from under-resourced schools to build STEM and entrepreneurship skills, her mindset changed. “When I did the program, I was like, ‘Wow! Science is important. I do need to learn this,’” Cerenity says. She now proudly reports she is a steady A and B student.

Join Verizon and The Paley Center for Media for a Conversation on Leading Through Change

Verizon Business and The Paley Center for Media Present: “Moving the Dial from the Top: Harnessing the Power of Diversity & Inclusion.”

Verizon Business CEO Tami Erwin will be joined by CEO of BET Scott Mills, CEO of DIAL Global and Founder of The McKenzie Delis Foundation Leila McKenzie-Delis, and Executive Vice President of Walgreens Boots Alliance and President of Walgreens John Standley.

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Verizon Business CEO Tami Erwin will be joined by CEO of BET Scott Mills, CEO of DIAL Global and Founder of The McKenzie Delis Foundation Leila McKenzie-Delis, and Executive Vice President of Walgreens Boots Alliance and President of Walgreens John Standley.

We Need to Stop Talking About the Years Our Kids Lost in School.

By: Gahmya Drummond-Bey

One pandemic-era educator shares what she sees from her side of the screen: When we talk about the learning losses from the pandemic, we need to consider the gains, too.

Big News From Verizon on Bridging the Digital Divide!

By Donna Epps, Verizon, SVP, Public Policy and Strategic Alliances

Verizon announced that for the first time, we are offering free Internet through our Fios Forward program to customers who qualify for the Federal Communications Commission’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). With Fios Forward and ACP, qualifying customers will have access to premium high-speed Internet (with speeds starting at 200 Mbps for downloads and uploads) without data caps, extra fees or router costs, helping them maintain connectivity for virtual learning, remote work, telehealth visits and more.


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