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Coming Full Circle: How a Scholarship Recipient Gives Back to Her Community

Brenda Rios Brombacher earned a full scholarship from Verizon as a teenager; now she pays it forward by providing middle school students with access to Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers
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In October 2019, Brenda Rios Brombacher was looking to make her next move professionally. After presenting at the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) conference, Brombacher, who was director of entrepreneurial initiatives and community relations at Houston Community College (HCC), had her eye on other sessions to attend. As luck would have it, Verizon had a workshop that fit neatly into her schedule.

Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers Offers Free Enrichment Program

Middle school students gain access to emerging tech at college campuses nationwide
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NEW YORK, N.Y., July 7, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Verizon Innovative Learning, the company’s signature education initiative focused on addressing barriers to digital inclusion for more than a decade, through a suite of programs and resources, is expanding its free project-based enrichment program: Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers.

With New Tech, Cleveland Students Leave the Digital Desert Behind

Verizon Innovative Learning transforms the middle school experience for students and their families.
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Miles Park School student Anthony Black explores a virtual reality experience.

Anthony Black, a 7th-grade student at Miles Park School in Cleveland, remembers what it was like before his school became a Verizon Innovative Learning School. To get online, Black would need to wait for an open desktop in the shared computer lab. At home, he and his three siblings shared the family computer, rushing to finish their homework so the next child could have a turn.

McGraw Hill and Verizon Bring Learning to Life with Free Augmented Reality App

New app and lesson plans address increased interest in AR technology from both teachers and parents
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NEW YORK, June 27, 2022 /3BL Media/ - McGraw Hill and Verizon today announced a new mobile application to bring augmented reality (AR) learning activities to K-12 students and classrooms across the country: McGraw Hill AR. The free app leverages the immersive and interactive features of AR technology to bring academic concepts to life and give students and educators new ways to engage with educational content.

Verizon Supports Our Customers and Communities in North Carolina

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What to Know:

  • Verizon invested more than $200M in North Carolina in 2021
  • Continued network enhancements will focus on areas of the south end of Charlotte, the Duke campus in Durham, the airport in Greensboro, and the communities of Fayetteville, Asheboro, Raleigh, Winston Salem, Boone, Western NC, Wilmington and coastal markets near Wilmington
  • In 2021, the Verizon Frontline Response Team participated in more than 30 public safety operations and training events alongside North Carolina public safety agencies, and has already completed 20 events this year.
  • In 2021, Verizon invested over $5,000,000 in charitable contributions and programs (estimated market value) in the state, including investing in 25 Verizon Innovative Learning Schools throughout North Carolina.
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What to Know:

  • Verizon invested more than $200M in North Carolina in 2021
  • Continued network enhancements will focus on areas of the south end of Charlotte, the Duke campus in Durham, the airport in Greensboro, and the communities of Fayetteville, Asheboro, Raleigh, Winston Salem, Boone, Western NC, Wilmington and coastal markets near Wilmington
  • In 2021, the Verizon Frontline Response Team participated in more than 30 public safety operations and training events alongside North Carolina public safety agencies, and has already completed 20 events this year.
  • In 2021, Verizon invested over $5,000,000 in charitable contributions and programs (estimated market value) in the state, including investing in 25 Verizon Innovative Learning Schools throughout North Carolina.

How a Verizon Grant Helped This Small Business Find New Clients

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What does it take to grow a company from one client to 100? For Joe Alvarez and Erick Casillas, founders of iCareClean in Montebello, CA, the answer was a lot of hard work—and a little help from free Verizon courses.

When Alvarez and Casillas launched their commercial cleaning service in 2016, the two friends—who’ve known each other since high school—made a wish into a reality. “It was always a dream of ours to start our own company,” says Casillas.

'I'm Muy Fancy Now'

By: Taiia Smart Young
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A day-in-the-life of a New York businesswoman who upped her digital marketing skills with Verizon Small Business Digital Ready

It’s 9AM and Yudy Carrera is power walking to the Beverly Hills Manor special events hall in the Bronx, NY, carrying brightly-colored flowers and waving to neighbors along the way.

“Buenos dias,” the entrepreneur calls out to her staff once inside. They greet her back, eager to share ideas for recipes and party decor.

Building a Brand, Lash by Lash, a Beauty Entrepreneur Dreams Big

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Eyelash artist Nakia Vestal says the Verizon Small Business Digital Ready courses help her run her business professionally.

At Business and in Life, This CEO Is Winning by Design

By: Bonsu Thompson
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How a fashion entrepreneur in Florida keeps her business moving forward with the help of Verizon Small Business Digital Ready

How One VTeamer Leads the Way in Saving America's Rivers

Dan Zipper, a senior technical program manager at Verizon, picks up trash on his morning walks with Dots.
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On most days, Dan Zipper goes out with his dogs, running trails or walking along the Bill Branch stream near his home in the Baltimore area. On every walk, Zipper picks up litter from the stream — and plenty of it. “My big motivation is plastics because they’re choking the earth,” Zipper says.

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