Volunteer to honor Dr. King’s life and legacy.

By: Donna M Rivera

Make a difference on MLK Day and move the world forward for good.

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"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

There are few legacies as impactful as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A man fiercely dedicated to the pursuit of equality, his words feel even more profound today as the world responds to calls for lasting racial and social justice.

Monday, January 18, marks MLK Day, one of few federal holidays designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. Our Credo states that "we are good corporate citizens and share our success with the community to make the world in which we work better than it was yesterday." Now, more than ever, society needs us to come together as a force for good, starting with making MLK Day a "day on" as V Team volunteers

Below are volunteer opportunities that support our commitments under our responsible business plan Citizen Verizon and honor Dr. King's life of service and his dream for a more equitable future.

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As the world becomes increasingly digital, we need to get our students excited and prepared for the future. Join Code313 and share your thoughts with students on African American STEM/STEAM contributors who have made a difference and changed the world. Verizon I Verizon Media Link

Digital Inclusion

Support students on MLK Day of Service: Volunteer today with CareerVillage to help expose even more young people to careers they may never have dreamed existed.  Verizon I Verizon Media Link

Help students reach their academic goals: Contribute to UPchieve's blog that supports low-income students in navigating college applications and finding joy in education. Verizon I Verizon Media Link

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: Help students realize their greatest ambitions and dreams by providing them with real-world relevance, insights and career exposure. Verizon I Verizon Media Link

Climate Protection

Explore the depths of the ocean: Go under the sea with OceanEYEs and contribute to real research on environmental stewardship and sustainability. Verizon I Verizon Media Link

Help scientists understand the sky: Join SciStarter to photograph clouds and record sky observations to help ground-truth NASA satellite images. Verizon I Verizon Media Link

Human Prosperity

Help transcribe African American history: Verizon volunteers can become Smithsonian Digital Volunteers by helping make African American History more accessible through transcription.   Verizon | Verizon Media Link  

Walk, write, and donate to end hunger: Walk to raise awareness for Feeding America and write a letter to volunteers and employees working tirelessly to combat food insecurity. Verizon I Verizon Media Link

As a V Team, we have the opportunity to be the light that helps others see through the darkness. Let's use this time to reflect on all we have and ways to bring our community together so that we can move the world forward for good.

About the author(s):

Donna is part of the Corporate Employee Communications team, focused on Corporate Social Responsibility and Finance Communications.

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