Bronx Community College In New York Raises Awareness Of Dating Violence, Helps Environment With Verizon Wireless UHopeLine Program

NEW YORK, NY — (L-R) Dr. Carolyn G. Williams, Bronx Community College (BCC) president, David Samberg of Verizon Wireless and Ruth Villalonga of the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence, teamed up this week to launch UHopeLine, an extension of the company's exclusive HopeLine® wireless phone recycling program which places permanent collection points on college campuses. UHopeLine is designed to increase awareness of dating violence and encourage college students to help the environment by recycling no-longer-used wireless devices. In recognition of BCC's participation, Verizon Wireless made a $1,000 donation to student programs aimed at combating relationship abuse. Championed by the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence, the City University of New York is the first university in New York State to host UHopeLine. The BCC collection point is one of eight UHopeLine bins placed at key locations on CUNY campuses throughout the City. For more information about HopeLine visit