Our focus is to help accelerate social change wherever we can by using the company’s innovative technology to help solve pressing problems.
Since 2000, the Verizon Foundation has invested more than half a billion dollars to improve the communities where Verizon employees work and live across the country and internationally.
In the past two years, the Foundation has committed nearly $6 million in New Jersey. Our support has helped students find new ways to engage with technology and empower teachers and students in the classroom, while sparking a passion for innovation that we hope encourages a lifetime of learning and succeeding in New Jersey. We have also used technology-enabled chronic disease management programs to improve communication between patients and providers and to empower improved patient self-management for better long-term outcomes for our citizens.Read more...
Verizon has donated $35,000 to the Independent College Fund of New Jersey to help advance the quality of education for students in the healthcare and STEM education fields.
“We are helping to advance the integration of mobile technologies into the classroom and learning environments of New Jersey’s independent colleges,” explained Mark Bocchieri, an external affairs director for Verizon who presented the grant.
HopeLine® from Verizon and the Verizon Foundation are supporting the Essex County Family Justice Center (ECFJC) with a $45,000 grant. Funds will be used to help the organization increase its administrative capacity so it can continue to expand and meet the complex needs of domestic violence survivors in Essex County. Verizon’s support will also help establish a VOICES Chapter in Essex County. VOICES is a national advocacy committee comprising survivors of domestic violence, now celebrating their strength and survival by helping others through advocacy, education, and empowerment.
NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, honored Verizon as a key corporate partner during its First Annual Benefit, on May 28 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.
The benefit was attended by hundreds of corporate and philanthropic leaders and co-chaired by Ralph Izzo (Chairman & CEO, PSE&G) and Josh Weston (Public Media NJ, Inc. chairman and former CEO, ADP).
Verizon is pleased to announce that John P. Szeliga, External Affairs Field Director, has been named the 2013 Citizen of the Year by the Woodbridge New Jersey Metro Chamber of Commerce. Szeliga was selected for the Chamber's highest honor based on his exemplary leadership and outstanding service to the Chamber and to the community at large.Read more...
For the Highlands Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6902, the impact of Superstorm Sandy still lingers more than a year later. The post’s hall, located at 331 Bay Ave., sustained severe flood damage from the storm and continues to recover.Read more...
The communications industry is nothing like it was years ago. One would be hard-pressed to find another industry that has experienced such dramatic change over the last 30 years. It is mind-numbing how quickly people have embraced new technologies and how those technologies have transformed our society.
Competition from cable companies, Internet-based phone providers, wireless companies and other technologies has transformed the marketplace. But, these changes have also generated opportunities for Verizon to play a central role in creating powerful network platforms to foster innovation and deliver powerful solutions to customers that will have a lasting impact on their lives.
Verizon is creating unique solutions for customers in areas like cloud services, energy management, smart communities, connected homes, telemedicine, work-at-home applications and mobile commerce. By transitioning smartly to an era of advanced technology and higher quality telecom services, Verizon can deliver an outstanding experience for customers every time.
Over the last two decades, the company has invested more than $13 billion in its wireline infrastructure across New Jersey. Today, Verizon New Jersey’s fiber-based network reaches more than 2.1 million homes and businesses. The company has placed more than 22,000 miles of fiber optics in New Jersey and has continued the construction of its fiber networks in Newark and Paterson. Verizon’s investments have made New Jersey one of the most wired states in the nation, cultivated the growth of technology companies in the state and given New Jersey a competitive advantage over neighboring states.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...
Verizon Community Update, the online newsletter of Verizon New Jersey, is designed to advise and inform leaders throughout New Jersey about the programs and initiatives undertaken to support and strengthen communities throughout the state. Please feel free to contact us with your comments.
Donnett Verley, Editor