February is Black History Month.

By: Donna M Navedo Sexton

Volunteer and put your knowledge into action for our communities.

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“Give light and people will find the way.”  - Ella Baker

Ella Baker was a civil rights activist, and integral member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Ella committed her life to the betterment of her community fighting for education, equal pay for black teachers and an end to violence against black people. She was the living embodiment of putting knowledge into action in her community.

As V Teamers, we are committed to moving the world forward for all. Our responsible business plan, Citizen Verizon, sponsors several initiatives for minority business owners and children in underfunded schools. By the power of volunteerism, we have the unique opportunity to engage in several company-sponsored events that empower us to be a force for good in our communities.

This month, we can #SeizeTheHour to help others learn more by transcribing history, attending and hosting informational webinars, tutoring students, coaching small black-owned businesses, and sharing stories that celebrate and preserve a more equitable world.

Below are just a few events you can take part in through the Citizen Verizon Volunteers portal:

Let us know how you plan to participate in these or other events. Send your stories and pictures to Good@Verizon.com so we might share them with the V Team.

V Team, go to VZWeb to join the conversation

About the author(s):

Donna is part of the Corporate Employee Communications team, focused on our socially responsible business practices through Citizen Verizon's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives and the Women's CoLab.

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