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Verizon Innovative Learning Brings New Tech Program to Girls in Rural Communities

Hands-On Workshops in Augmented Reality, 3D Design, Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship Aim to Empower, Prepare and Inspire Young Girls for the Careers of the Future
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BASKING RIDGE, N.J., June 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ – This summer, Verizon Innovative Learning launches its first program addressing the need for more girls, especially those in rural America, to be prepared for the science, technology, engineering and math careers of the future.

The three-week summer learning experience will be piloted at five community colleges in rural areas across Iowa, Virginia and Tennessee in partnership with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE).

Verizon Waives Call Charges, Enlists Employees, Customers to Assist Earthquake Victims in Nepal

Verizon Foundation Will Match Employees’ Donations to American Red Cross and World Vision; Charges for Long-Distance Calls and Texting to Stricken Region Will Be Waived
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BASKING RIDGE, N.J., April 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Verizon is calling on its employees and customers to join in assisting the victims of a devastating earthquake that struck Nepal and the surrounding region on April 25.

Eight Student Teams Win ‘Best in Nation’ in National Verizon Innovative App Challenge

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NEW YORK, February 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Eight teams of middle school and high school students across the country learned today that they are the Best in Nation winners of the third Verizon Innovative App Challenge. Their apps tackle formidable societal challenges such as teen suicide, dyslexia, unsafe driving and global warming.

Middle Schools' 1-to-1 Tablet Deployment to Be Studied

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A new project worth nearly $10 million will fund a 1-to-1 technology effort in eight U.S. middle schools, providing students with 24-7 Internet access via a data plan for their tablets—while also providing research on the effectiveness of the implementation, and the devices used.

Verizon Foundation Expands Investment in Education to Spur Greater Use of Technology in Improving Students’ STEM Achievement

President Obama Announces New Public-Private Partnership for Educational Opportunity via Technology
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WASHINGTON, February 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Verizon Foundation today announced an ambitious, multiyear program to drive student achievement in STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and math – by helping to change the way teachers teach and students learn. The announcement came at a White House-sponsored event with President Barack Obama and students and teachers at Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Md.
 

Baruch College and Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship Host I.V.E. SmartPitch Competition

Partnership with Verizon Foundation Offers CUNY Student Enterpreneurs Prizes, Mentoring to Launch Business Ventures
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NEW YORK, NY, January 10, 2014 /3BL Media/This spring a diverse group of young entrepreneurs from the City University of New York will compete in the 12th Annual IVE SmartPitch Challenge, hosted by Baruch College and the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship.

Verizon Partner Honored for Pioneering Work in Video Directly Observed Therapy (VDOT)

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Verizon is proud to congratulate a pioneering partner, Dr. Richard Garfein and his team, at the Division of Global Public Health, Dept. of Medicine at the University of California San Diego.  They were honored this December by  Connected World Magazine as one of ten machine to machine (M2M) pioneers for their work in the treatment of Tuberculosis (TB), using Video Directly Observed Therapy (VDOT). 

Hungry Middle Schoolers Create Prize-Winning Allergy App

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By Betsy Klein

When 13-year-old Samantha Hinton is unsure of the ingredients in a snack, she just doesn’t eat it.

That’s because Samantha is among the growing population of food allergy sufferers in the United States, and she fears a bite containing peanuts could kill her.

“I know it’s deadly,” she told ABC News. “And the side effects are just too scary.”

 

Highlands, N.J., VFW to Benefit From Volunteer Project Hosted by Verizon, HGTV/DIY Network and ‘Rebuilding Together’

HGTV Design Star Winner Tiffany Brooks to Join More Than 30 Volunteers to Repair Sandy-Damaged VFW Hall
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HIGHLANDS, N.J., November 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ – For the Highlands Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6902, the impact of Superstorm Sandy still lingers more than a year later. The post’s hall, located at 331 Bay Ave., sustained severe flood damage from the storm and continues to recover.

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