Verizon has a long history of supporting quality educational resources and programs. We focus on preparing children to be successful; enabling teachers, parents and caregivers to help children learn; and educating adults so they are prepared to achieve their goals and contribute to their communities.
We're using technology to prepare students for success in the 21st century. Our comprehensive solutions leverage mobile technology, award-winning free digital content, and teacher training for schools and organizations; all focused on increasing student interest and achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
In the section you'll discover examples of our commitment to lifelong learning in New Jersey.
Featured Events and Grants
Independent College Fund of New Jersey
The Independent College Fund of New Jersey (ICFNJ) recently received a $35,000 Verizon Foundation grant to help advance the integration of mobile technologies into the classroom and learning environments of the more than 64,000 students attending independent colleges in the Garden State. The funds will contribute to faculty development in utilizing new technology in the classroom and labs, enhance healthcare and STEM curricula, and reinforce collaborative educational experiences which mirror workplace skill demands.
Pictured (L to R): Verizon's Mark Bocchieri, Director - External Affairs, Verizon - and Board Chair of the ICFNJ - and Gerry Bellotti, Vice President, ICFNJ
Verizon Innovative App Challenge: Biotechnology High School
On March 27th, Verizon recognized the student team from Biotechnology High School for receiving Best National Educational App Concept status in the 2013 Verizon App Challenge.
Pictured (L to R): William Hercek, Team Teacher - No Species Left Behind; App Team - Sara Camilli, Sarah Ferenz, Phoebe Mak, Kellie Lemoine, Amy Lee, Mathu Karthekeyan; and Principal Linda Eno.
Kids at Jersey City School Showcase Their Talents
On March 13, more than 250 third through sixth graders at Rafael De J. Cordero School – P.S. 37 in Jersey City, New Jersey, met with nearly 200 Verizon employees who visited the school to lead a project focused on science-related activities designed to engage the students and to provide mentoring opportunities to them. [ Learn More ]
On Jan. 8, 2014, Verizon announced the five Powerful Answers Award winners in the education category.
They winning teams delivered a wide range of solutions, from apps to help children with autism and those who teach them, to apps that teach financial literacy to students, to apps that help children with developmental delays. The other winners are a solution that lets kids build their own apps and an online educational platform focused on women’s advancement as leaders. [ Learn More ]
Patrick Healy Middle School Recognized as Verizon Innovative Learning School
At a special ceremony held on August 2nd, Verizon recognized the Patrick Healy Middle School as one of 12 schools around the country selected in 2013 to be a part of the two-year Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program, which since last year is providing on-going training to help educators more effectively and innovatively use technology to enhance student learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Niloufer Tamboly Helps Create a Safe and Secure Cyber World
Niloufer Tamboly, an Internal Audit consultant for Verizon in Basking Ridge is a founding member of the New Jersey chapter of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, and is a driving force behind the chapter's initiative to engage and involve students to learn about information security and spread the message in the community. [ Learn more ]
Workforce Posse Promotes STEM Education and Career Development in Burlington
Doug Schoenberger of Verizon NJ “deputized” Burlington City High School's Vice Principal, Jeff Hinson today into the “Workforce Posse,” highlighting the importance of math and science courses in high school and college. Doug and representatives from the NJ State Chamber of Commerce addressed 100 ninth graders on what it really takes to start and build a rewarding business career.
Verizon Foundation and the National Academy Foundation Host Students from the John E. Dwyer Technology Academy
Seniors from the John E. Dwyer Technology Academy in Elizabeth, recently visited Verizon Center, in Basking Ridge. The event was sponsored by theVerizon Foundation and the National Academy Foundation, which supports a national network of 500 academies focused on programs and curriculums that specialize in finance, information technology, engineering and health sciences.
The students met with various leaders from nearly every aspect of our business, toured our facilities and participated in a speed-networking exercise.
Verizon's support for NAF extends the foundation’s philanthropic focus on technology in education and its commitment to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. More than 100 Verizon employees have served as classroom volunteers, mentors and advisors to local NAF academies, and we’ve offered students internships in our technology departments and wireless stores.
Empowering Teachers and Students in the Classroom
A Verizon is working with more than 200 teachers in 24 schools to provide the training they need to more effectively integrate mobile technology in their classrooms. See how students are benefiting and thriving.
Employees Help NJ School Damaged by Hurricane Sandy
Nearly 160 Verizon employees spent most of the day (Thursday, March 28) volunteering their time to help restore the Hugh J. Boyd Jr. Elementary School and get it ready to welcome students back in the fall. [ Learn More ]
Powerful Answers - TinyTap
TinyTap- A growing social platform where children, parents, schools and special needs teachers can easily create and share educational games that can be tailored to suit a child’s unique learning needs.
Verizon Thinkfinity (www.thinkfinity.org) is a free comprehensive educational website that provides tens of thousands of free educational resources including standards-based K-12 lesson plans, videos, podcasts, interactive games and printable worksheets. Learn more at www.thinkfinity.org.