BASKING RIDGE, N.J., December 17, 2021 /3BL Media/ - During a year that, according to the National Interagency Fire Center, saw wildfires burn more than 6.8 million acres of land, public safety agencies at all levels were called into action to combat these blazes. Verizon Frontline deployed its advanced network and public safety solutions in support of these first responders as they battled 128 named wildfires across a total of 16 states in 2021.
On today’s episode of Up To Speed, hosts Raquel Wilson and Adi Wineland are desperately looking for some holiday spirit. Fortunately, V Teamers from near and far have stuffed the Good Mailbox with some of their favorite holiday traditions. From potato latkes to Italian torrone candy, there’s a lot of delicious variety that will get your mouth watering.
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., December 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - In the aftermath of tornadoes that recently devastated communities in Kentucky, Illinois and other parts of the Midwest, the Verizon Foundation is making a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross. To bolster recovery efforts, Verizon’s donation will be dedicated to regional disaster relief for communities impacted by these tornadoes.
Eighth grader utilizes Mapper’s Delight learning app to combine his love of music with STEM.
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Fabian Tercero shares why he loves the Verizon Innovative Learning HQ app Mapper’s Delight.
Fabian Tercero, an eighth grade student at SLAM Miami, dreams big: He hopes to pursue his love of music and become a professional rapper one day. With the help of the Verizon Innovative Learning Lab at his school, he’s inching his aspirations closer to reality by recording and publishing his own music using next-gen tech and a high-speed 5G connection.
More parents and caregivers see their child’s online safety as a “shared responsibility” with tech companies. Here’s what that means for you and your family.
By: Yolanda Parks
Angie Porow is a marketing strategist and the mother of a very tech-savvy 9-year-old son. Early on, she knew it was imperative that she and her husband explain to their son the rules associated with having a safe and enjoyable online experience.
“We learned to coach him and empower him not to watch something that wasn’t appropriate, and how to recognize what’s not appropriate, because we just can’t catch everything,” Porow says. “We had to help him understand you’re going to see these things, but it doesn’t mean it’s necessarily what we believe in.”
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.
“On the Porch with Rose Stuckey Kirk” Podcast byline
As a young girl growing up in the South, I learned that remarkable conversations with interesting people can happen in the simplest of places – whether it’s a balcony, deck, patio or stoop. For me, it was the front porch, a place where my family, friends and local leaders regularly met to discuss important issues impacting our communities.
NEW YORK, November 9, 2021 /3BL Media/ - World Kindness Day is November 13, but Verizon and its “partners in kind” are celebrating all week long through the #ACallForKindness campaign. We’re making it easier than ever to spread kindness for what we’re dubbing Kindness Week, during which we’ll launch a special collaboration on a new “kind” of bracelet that you can purchase today, showcase the kindest NFTs you’ll ever find, support a non-profit doing amazing work for veterans, spread kindness with more murals and volunteer to support the military.
by Rose Stuckey Kirk, Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Office
A recently-released report from the Environmental Protection Agency reveals that the most severe harms from climate change fall disproportionately upon underserved communities. Folks from these communities are typically the least able to prepare for and recover from heat waves, poor air quality, flooding, and food shortages. If the planet warms according to projections, Black and African American people in the U.S.