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Giving Back in Rhode Island
Verizon serves customers in every corner of Rhode Island, and we're committed to using technology to make a difference in the neighborhoods in which they live and work. By supporting organizations that are making a difference every day, together we are improving lives while contributing to the future well-being of the Ocean State.
The Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon, focuses on improving quality of life for Rhode Island residents by investing in a wide range of programs that strengthen K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, raise awareness of domestic violence, and improve health care and energy management through the use of technology.
Featured Grants, Events and Videos
DAY ONE received a $10,000 grant from The Verizon Foundation to support training, technical assistance and advocacy to police departments throughout the state. To learn more about the great work they're doing, visit http://www.dayoneri.org/.
L to R - Chief John Desmaris, Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association; Peg Langhammer, Day One; Michelle Cinquegrano, Verizon; and Sarah DeCataldo, Day One
The Rhode Island Quality Institute
The Rhode Island Quality Institute received a $15,000 Verizon Foundation grant to support a program that electronically alerts a specialized team of Women &Infants health providers when one of their preterm infants is admitted to a hospital in Rhode Island.
L to R - Laura Adams, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rhode Island Quality Institute; Michele Cinquegrano, Regional Director Verizon External Affairs and Dr. Betty Vohr, Medical Director of the Neonatal Follow-up Program at Women & Infants Hospital.
The Verizon Foundation is focused on using technology to solve critical social issues in sustainability, education, and healthcare. Through the support of our employees and our resources, we help address the needs of communities around the world. To learn more, visit http://www.verizonfoundation.org
"Telling Amy's Story"
This powerful documentary chronicles the death of Amy Homan McGee, a mother of two, who was shot and killed by her husband. Hosted by actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay, and told by Detective Deirdri Fishel, Telling Amy's Story follows the timeline of a domestic violence homicide that occurred on November 8, 2001. Learn more.
The Network Effect
Environmental stewardship is ingrained in Verizon's heritage, and the company prides itself on having a positive influence on the environment. We work to reduce our impact on the environment by conserving energy, recycling and developing greener products. Visit http://responsibility.verizon.com.
Verizon Thinkfinity 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.