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
Two Schools Named "Best in State" in Third Verizon Innovative App Challenge
Students from High Technology High School, in Lincroft, NJ, and Franklin Middle School, in Franklin Borough, NJ, were among ninety teams from across the country named "Best in State" in the third Verizon Innovative App Challenge, a national competition in which students design a mobile application concept that addresses a need or problem in their local schools or communities. The teams were selected from more than 1,099 app concepts submitted by school teams nationwide. [ Learn More ]
Volunteer Spotlight: Employee Volunteers Visit Camden School for Day of Service
More than a dozen Verizon employees volunteered their time on Sept. 11 at Veterans Memorial Family School in Camden, New Jersey, mentoring the students and working with them to build solar-powered model race cars.
Verizon coordinated the event in conjunction with Jersey Cares, a nonprofit organization that works to increase civic engagement and to coordinate volunteer opportunities.
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
Second Verizon Innovative App Challenge: Biotechnology High School
On March 27th 2014, Verizon recognized the student team from Biotechnology High School for receiving Best National Educational App Concept status in the second 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
Last March, 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 ]
Women are hugely outnumbered in engineering and computing jobs. In fact, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but hold just 25% of the jobs in technical or computing fields. As a technology company, we recognize the enormous contributions women make in STEM fields, and the importance of encouraging of love of science, technology, engineering and math, at an early age. [ Learn More ]
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.