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World-Renowned Pediatric Neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson Attributes His Success to Confidence Gained Through Reading and Education

In an Exclusive Interview as Part of Verizon Thinkfinity Education Speaker Series, Carson Reflects on How He Overcame Being Known as the ‘Dummy’ of His Class
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World-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin S. Carson reflects on his early struggles in life and education in an exclusive interview for the Thinkfinity Education Speaker Series. 

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World-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin S. Carson reflects on his early struggles in life and education in an exclusive interview for the Thinkfinity Education Speaker Series. 

Carnegie Mellon’s Information Networks Institute and Web Wise Kids Launch Free, Educational Social Networking Mobile App for Kids

In collaboration with The Wireless Foundation, Trend Micro Internet Safety for Kids & Families and The Verizon Foundation, the new “BeSeen” educational app for Apple iOS helps teach kids how to use social networks safely and wisely.
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Santa Ana, CA– October 12, 2011Carnegie Mellon's Information Networking Institute (INI) and Web Wise Kids, a national non-profit organization and recognized leader in Internet safety education, announces the launch of an educational mobile application (app) that engages kids who are beginning to use social networks in a game about online safety when accessing social networking websites via their mobile devices. 

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Urges Educators to Enliven Civics Education so Students Can Understand How Government Works

In Exclusive Interview as Part of Thinkfinity Education Speaker Series, O’Connor Also Describes Challenges She Faced Early in Her Legal Career
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To bring even more resources to educators, the Verizon Foundation has launched the Thinkfinity Education Speaker Series, on which Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will be the first guest. The Thinkfinity Education Speaker Series (www.thinkfinity.org/speakerseries) is an online series that will bring some of the most inspiring voices in education to educators and parents. The speaker series will launch on September 27 with the availability of O’Connor’s video interview.  

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To bring even more resources to educators, the Verizon Foundation has launched the Thinkfinity Education Speaker Series, on which Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will be the first guest. The Thinkfinity Education Speaker Series (www.thinkfinity.org/speakerseries) is an online series that will bring some of the most inspiring voices in education to educators and parents. The speaker series will launch on September 27 with the availability of O’Connor’s video interview.  

Verizon Donates $100,000 to American Red Cross

Verizon Continues to Support Its Customers in Communities Coping with the Storm's Aftermath
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To aid in Hurricane Irene relief efforts, Verizon gives $100,000 to American Red Cross, launches text-to-donate campaign and activates employee-donation matching program.

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To aid in Hurricane Irene relief efforts, Verizon gives $100,000 to American Red Cross, launches text-to-donate campaign and activates employee-donation matching program.

CSR Minute: C3, Energy Management Software Maker, Releases Client List; National Urban League Names Verizon Foundation President as 2011 Woman of Power

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news. 

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news. 

Foundation President Rose Kirk - A National Urban League Woman of Power

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by: Kathryn C. Brown, senior vice president, public policy development and corporate responsibility, Verizon

National Urban League Honors Verizon Foundation President Rose Stuckey Kirk as 2011 Woman of Power

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Verizon Foundation President Rose Stuckey Kirk has been honored by the National Urban League (NUL) as one of 2011’s Women of Power.  NUL President Marc Morial recognized the impact of Kirk's leadership in education, specifically citing Verizon Thinkfinity, the interactive educational platform that provides tens of thousands of free resources for students and teachers.

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Verizon Foundation President Rose Stuckey Kirk has been honored by the National Urban League (NUL) as one of 2011’s Women of Power.  NUL President Marc Morial recognized the impact of Kirk's leadership in education, specifically citing Verizon Thinkfinity, the interactive educational platform that provides tens of thousands of free resources for students and teachers.

“Telling Amy’s Story” Wins Prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award

The documentary film, funded by the Verizon Foundation, depicts events leading up to the domestic violence homicide of Amy Homan McGee
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“Telling Amy’s Story,"  a documentary film that is the centerpiece of a public service media initiative addressing the issue of domestic violence, was honored with a prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award for excellence in storytelling, production value, artistry and purpose. The documentary narrates the events leading to the death of Amy Homan McGee to raise awareness about domestic violence and encourage victims to seek help. “Telling Amy’s Story” was produced by Penn State Public Broadcasting and funded by the Verizon Foundation. 

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“Telling Amy’s Story,"  a documentary film that is the centerpiece of a public service media initiative addressing the issue of domestic violence, was honored with a prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award for excellence in storytelling, production value, artistry and purpose. The documentary narrates the events leading to the death of Amy Homan McGee to raise awareness about domestic violence and encourage victims to seek help. “Telling Amy’s Story” was produced by Penn State Public Broadcasting and funded by the Verizon Foundation. 

The Lessons of Civil Rights Endure Through Verizon's Support of the NAACP

Organization Honored Verizon for $1 Million in Grants at 102nd NAACP Final Plenary Session During Annual Convention
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Verizon’s three-year pledge of $1 million to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was recognized at the 102nd NAACP Annual Convention at the final plenary session. The grants from the Verizon Foundation went toward the development of two online learning programs: the NAACP Interactive Historical Timeline and the Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) student competition. The NAACP Interactive Historical Timeline, a multimedia website accessible at www.naacphistory.org , tells the story of the 102-year-old civil rights organization through an easy-to-follow chronological listing of the NAACP's role in key events in the civil rights movement, education, and an array of other topics.

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Verizon’s three-year pledge of $1 million to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was recognized at the 102nd NAACP Annual Convention at the final plenary session. The grants from the Verizon Foundation went toward the development of two online learning programs: the NAACP Interactive Historical Timeline and the Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) student competition. The NAACP Interactive Historical Timeline, a multimedia website accessible at www.naacphistory.org , tells the story of the 102-year-old civil rights organization through an easy-to-follow chronological listing of the NAACP's role in key events in the civil rights movement, education, and an array of other topics.

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