Welcome to Verizon - Pennsylvania online, a great resource for news and information on how we serve you - our friends, neighbors and partners in business across the Keystone State. Here, you'll find some good data on our community service and philanthropic work in the region, and you'll learn about how we are transforming our business with new services andstate-of-the-art technologies.
Verizon is aiming to reach 1 million phone donations to their HopeLine program by the end of 2015. These phones are turned into vital resources for victims and survivors of domestic violence. For more information, please visit www.verizon.com/about/hopeline.
The Verizon Innovative App Challenge is back, and Bill
Nye, the Science Guy, is helping Verizon to encourage students nationwide to organize their teams and submit their cool app ideas now. Absolutely no coding or technology skills are necessary to win. [ Learn More ]
In the Community
Our work is done through strategic partnerships with nonprofits, through informed grant-making that represents an investment in results, and through the exceptional volunteer spirit of Verizon's employees. Our goal is to help the people of Pennsylvania use technology to improve education, address the environmental footprint and help underserved communities and individuals use technology to address healthcare needs. [ Learn More ]
Upper St. Clair High School Students Win Verizon Innovative App Challenge
A group of students from Upper St. Clair High School developed a "Best in Nation" winning App in the third Verizon Innovative App Challenge. "A Look Inside," allows elementary and middle school students to explore the inner workings of different inventions and machines through a virtual take-apart system.
The students earned their school $20,000 in cash grants from the Verizon Foundation to further develop or support STEM-related programming. And each team member received a Samsung tablet. MIT App Inventor Master Trainers from the Center for Mobile Learning at the MIT Media Lab will give the team onsite and virtual training on coding and app development, using MIT App Inventor to develop the their app for market. In June, the team members will present their apps in person at the National TSA Conference in Dallas, courtesy of Verizon. [ Learn More ]