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Verizon to Sponsor Two Free Webinars on June 18, 24 to Help Parents and Caregivers Teach Their Children Responsible Use of the Internet and Digital Technology

Press Release

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., June 13, 2013/3BL Media/ – Navigating through often conflicting messages about the impact of digital media on the education and development of young people, today’s so-called “digital natives,” can be daunting for parents and other caregivers.  To raise awareness and provide some helpful resources on these topics during Internet Safety Month, Verizon is sponsoring two free, 30-minute webinars in June:


Carroll Students Discover Nature on High-Tech Hike

Maryland Middle Schoolers Become Citizen Scientists For A Day With National Geographic Education, AAAS and the Verizon Foundation

Ala Hussen, 12, used her iPad recently to snap a photo of leaves from a red oak tree. The Charles Carroll Middle School seventh-grader and about a dozen fellow students identified plant and animal species in West Field Park in New Carrollton, near the school.

The children were involved in BioBlitz, a program in which students, with the help of scientists, document plant and animal life using iPads.

Md. Students Track Plants, Animals with Mobile Devices During First 'BioBlitz'


Students at Charles Carroll Middle School in New Carrollton, Md., participated in the school's first "bioblitz" Wednesday, part of a nationwide initiative to increase the use of mobile devices in the classroom.

The 7th- and 8th-graders were able to observe and identify numerous living species of plants, animals and insects in the area near their school, which is part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Telemedicine Program with University of Virginia Ties Expanding with Help from Verizon


A program that connects rural communities to doctors from Virginia and around the globe is expanding.

The Verizon Foundation, Swinfen Charitable Trust and the University of Virginia Health System recently announced the expansion of an innovative telemedicine program.

Click here to read this full article from original source, the Associated Press.

5th Class of Aspen Institute First Mover Fellows creates success for companies and communities

Verizon Foundation Director of Education Initiatives Named one of 19 Aspen Institute First Mover Fellows
Press Release

New York, June 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program today announces the fifth class of First Mover Fellows, individuals who are working within companies to unite business growth with a sustainable society in the products and services they are developing.

The Power of Technology Can Transform Healthcare and Save Lives.


By: Kathryn C. Brown, Senior vice president of Public Policy Development and Corporate Responsibility, Verizon

Cloud Links Doctors in Developing World to Specialists in the U.S.


May 30, 2013

By: Joel Schectman, Wall Street Journal Reporter

Swinfen Charitable Trust, a non-profit service that helps U.S. doctors offer medical advice to rural doctors in the developing world, plans to use the cloud to expand its services in countries such as India and the Philippines.

University of Virginia Health System, Swinfen Charitable Trust and Verizon Foundation Join to Accelerate and Expand Global Telemedicine Program

Enhanced Telemedicine Model Links Patients in Underserved Countries to Specialty Care Worldwide Through New Mobile and Cloud Services
Press Release

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 30, 2012 /3BL Media/ – The Verizon Foundation, Swinfen Charitable Trust, and the University of Virginia Health System today announced – at the Social Innovation Summit – the expansion of an innovative telemedicine program into rural communities in India and the Philippines.  This program will utilize mobile- and cloud-based technology that will conne

Verizon Activates Oklahoma City Emergency Response

Verizon has boosted network capacity, waived overage fees, and begun employee disaster-relief donation efforts.
Press Release

May 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Verizon is calling on its employees and customers to assist victims of the May 19-20 tornadoes that swept through the Oklahoma City area.  Verizon has committed $100,000 in grants to disaster relief in the area, and the Verizon Foundation will provide a 1-to-1 match of employee online donations (from $25 up to $1,000 per employee) to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

Rynae Benson honored with Spirit of Volunteerism Award in Orange County, California

Verizon Foundation Volunteer Featured for Tireless Service of Homeless Women and Children

When Rynae Benson started volunteering with Colette’s Children’s Home (CCH), a home for homeless women with children, in 2010, she wasted no time jumping in and becoming involved in any way possible. In her first year volunteering, she worked with CCH staff and Board of Directors to begin organizing weekly activities for a weekly children’s group program and helped implement a birthday club for the homeless children. For Valentine’s Day she prepared personalized gifts from the children to their mothers.


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