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

BROOKLYN, NY — (L-R) Dr. Maria Bartolomeo, director of the Counseling Resource Center at Kingsborough Community College; Officer Lori Campbell of the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence; Regina S. Peruggi, college president; and Igor Kamenetsky 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 Kingsborough Community College’s participation, Verizon Wireless made a $1,000 donation to the campus Women’s Center. 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 Kingsborough collection point is one of eight UHopeLine bins placed at key locations on CUNY campuses throughout the City. For more information about HopeLine visit