Not since the invention of the telephone has the telecommunications industry been at a more exciting point in time. Advances in technology and innovative new applications for communication are popping up faster than ever. With such rapid development - and deployment - of these technologies, the lives of Virginians have drastically improved in ways that could not be foreseen just a decade ago. We're in near-constant communication with friends and family. Businesses move at a greater and more profitable speed. And healthcare, education and energy markets, among others, have all come to depend on various forms of connectivity to improve their efficiency and effectiveness.
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The Women's Initiative
The Verizon Foundation recently presented a $20,000 grant to The Women's Initiative, based in Charlottesville. The funds will help support domestic violence counseling and other mental health services. To learn more about the great work that they do in our community, please visit http://thewomensinitiative.org/.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 2 out of 3 people in the U.S. will never be assaulted or abused by a partner. Let's send hope to the 1 out of 3 who will. Verizon will donate $3 to domestic violence prevention efforts for every message of hope that you send. [ Learn More ]
In the Community
Verizon continues to focus on the quality of life for Virginia residents by investing in a wide range of programs that strengthen education, raise awareness of domestic violence, and improve health care through the use of technology.
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Featured Grant: Piedmont Housing Alliance STEM Initiative
The Verizon Foundation presented a $10,000 grant to the Piedmont Housing Alliance in support of its project to bring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math or “STEM” subjects to children in the Friendship Court Apartments in downtown Charlottesville. The grant will allow 20 elementary aged children to participate in a STEM learning partnership with Piedmont Virginia Community College over the next school year.