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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

Skills for Cities: Common Impact to Connect Corporate and Nonprofit Worlds to Advance Efforts Around Racial and Digital Equity

One-day skills-based volunteer event will bring nonprofits together with their corporate peers to create actionable solutions for capacity-building challenges
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NEW YORK, October 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Among the many consequences of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the outsized negative impact it has had on communities of color and the organizations that serve them. Pre-existing challenges like the digital divide have been exacerbated, with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) facing less access to reliable internet service and the devices needed to access digital work opportunities, online education, and, increasingly, essential needs like healthcare.

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.

Verizon Forward for Good Accelerator Now Accepting Applications for Disability Innovation Cohort

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Aimed at driving meaningful social change through leading-edge technologies, such as 5G, MEC, AI and XR, the Verizon Forward for Good Accelerator has one mission: To leave the world better than we found it. 

UnidosUS and Verizon Continue to Bridge Digital Skills Gap Among Latinos

Expanded partnership includes additional $1.4 million in funding from Verizon to support Latinx @ Work Program
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Contact:
Gabriela Gomez
news@unidosus.org

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Contact:
Gabriela Gomez
news@unidosus.org

Introducing Verizon Small Business Digital Ready

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Moving forward, a strong economy needs digital-ready small business owners. That’s why Verizon has a goal to provide resources to help 1M small businesses thrive in the digital economy. Introducing Verizon Small Business Digital Ready, a new online curriculum made for small business owners, by small business owners.

The curriculum is designed to help small businesses move forward in four ways:

Personalized learning

Brief, information-packed lessons small businesses can use right away.

Expert coaching

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