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

BROOKLYN, NY — (L-R) Safiya Bandele, director of The Center for Women's Development at Medgar Evers College, Ruth Villalonga of the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence and Al Graves of Verizon Wireless, 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 Medgar Evers College's participation, Verizon Wireless made a $1,000 donation to The Center for Women's Development. 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 Medgar Evers collection point is one of eight UHopeLine bins placed at key locations on CUNY campuses throughout the City. For more information about HopeLine visit