Officials with Verizon Wireless and the Verizon Foundation recently presented a $65,000 HopeLine grant to the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation® at Emerson Middle School in Union City.
The grant will be used to support the Foundation’s educational initiative, Margaret’s Place, at Emerson Middle School – in addition to other locations throughout the region. Margaret’s Place offers students a “safe room” in schools to talk with each other and a professional counselor about violence-related issues.
In schools around the country, Margaret’s Place counselors also work with students to become Peer Leaders so they can create greater awareness and understanding of the impact of domestic violence and violence-related issues in the school community.
Joe Torre, Chairman of the Board of the Joe Torre Safe At Home® Foundation; Kevin Zavaglia, Verizon Wireless, President, New York Metro Region; and Michael Cirone, Principal of Emerson Middle School participated in a check presentation ceremony during a school-wide student assembly.
The assembly featured remarks from Emerson Middle School Peer Leaders. Following the presentation, Torre spoke to the students about his personal experiences with domestic violence and hosted a question and answer session.
“We have seen the positive results of Margaret’s Place first hand and the Foundation is grateful to be able to continue helping children at schools such as Emerson Middle School,” Torre said.Read more...
Stand & Deliver honored Verizon with its Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award at its 16th-annual event to honor community members dedicated to positive change in the lives of youth.
The award was accepted by Leecia Eve, Vice President, State Government Affairs for New Jersey, New York and Connecticut Region for Verizon, during the May 12th program in Belleville.
When 85 mile-per-hour straight-line winds hit Gloucester County on June 23, power was quickly knocked out, as trees and homes throughout the area suffered heavy damage.
New Jersey native Randal Pinkett, the entrepreneur, author, and public speaker perhaps best known for being the Season 4 winner of NBC's “The Apprentice,” joined Verizon External Affairs and Foundation teams on May 20 in Hackensack. He discussed game-changing strategies to create a successful business as part of a series of events led by Verizon New Jersey.
Domestic violence prevention and education comes in all shapes and sizes.
From elementary school programs to animal-assisted therapy, being able to understand survivors of domestic violence and provide helpful resources is of the utmost importance.
Of all the energy displayed at a recent STEM Day at Rutgers University’s School of Engineering, “kid power” was by far the most impressive. At the day-long event, about 60 students from New Brunswick Middle School built, powered and raced several cars or other moving objects, with the help of Rutgers students and Verizon employees.Read more...
Rising Tide Capital, a small business support service, has received a $40,000 grant from HopeLine® from Verizon and the Verizon Foundation to fund the “Community Business Academy.”Read more...
Before a crowd of 70 supporters, including Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, State Sen. Jennifer Beck and State Sen. Joe Kyrillos, Verizon was pleased to present a $100,000 HopeLine grant to a non-profit called “180 Turning Lives Around.”Read more...
Verizon already ranks tops in customer service surveys among its peers in the communications industry. But the company knows it can do much better.Read more...
In tough economic times like these, people who hover below or just above the poverty line are hurting the most. Every dollar means a lot. It’s for people like those that Verizon’s Communication Lifeline service is available in New Jersey.
Communications Lifeline offers eligible consumers a service package that includes discounted residential phone service, including Touch-Tone service, ranging from zero to $1.95 per month; opportunities to add optional features, like Caller ID, Three-Way Calling, and more; and a choice of three different local service options.Read more...
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