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Keeping the Spirit of Volunteerism Strong

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With Global Volunteer Month winding down, we’ve been reflecting on the incredible impact volunteers make, not just in April, but all year round and especially throughout the pandemic. Whether they served in person or virtually, formally or informally, providing their professional expertise or hands-on support, volunteers’ contributions have been nothing short of outstanding.

Volunteer Spotlight: Victoria Lai, Verizon

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This Global Volunteer Month, Common Impact is spotlighting some of the talented skills-based volunteers we are fortunate to work with every year.

Skills for Cities to Build Midwest Nonprofit Resilience During National Volunteer Week

Common Impact’s Skills-Based Volunteering Event Promotes COVID-19 Relief and Recovery for Nonprofits
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April 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Common Impact, a national nonprofit that works to strengthen communities and alleviate inequality through cross-sector skills-based volunteering partnerships, is hosting Skills for Cities on April 21, 2021 in honor of National Volunteer Week.

Watch: A Conversation on 5G

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Axios' Ina Fried hosted a conversation on the potential of 5G and its capacity to disrupt everything from emergency response technology to sports, featuring Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg, Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon, Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin, Qwake Technologies co-founder John Long, and ORBI CEO Iskander Rakhman.

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Verizon Joins the World Economic Forum's Trillion Trees Platform

In addition to doubling their tree planting goal to 20 million trees by 2030, Verizon introduces new, sustainable retail bag
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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Verizon today announced it has joined the U.S. Chapter of 1t.org - the Trillion Trees Platform led by the World Economic Forum and American Forests to support the global movement to conserve, restore and grow 1 trillion trees worldwide. Verizon has pledged to double its current goal, set in 2019, of 10 million trees planted by 2030 to 20 million trees.

How Verizon Helped Nonprofits Pivot their Marketing Strategies for the Continuing COVID-19 Crisis

A Virtual Volunteering Day of Service Case Study from Common Impact
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As COVID-19 unfolds, many nonprofits find themselves facing an urgent need to revamp their digital marketing strategies to navigate the unprecedented situation. In June 2020, Common Impact and Verizon partnered with three nonprofits - the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Change is Simple, and Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement - to help them do just that, providing each with targeted marketing support via a virtual skills-based volunteering day of service.

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.

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