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Giving back in New York

Nonprofit groups in New York and Connecticut received more than $13.7 million from the Verizon Foundation in 2010. The majority of the funds went to organizations that support education, domestic violence prevention and Internet safety.

In addition, Verizon employees volunteered almost 114,000 hours to nonprofit groups throughout the state in 2010.

"Verizon and its employees are driven to use the innovative power of our technology - and our philanthropic dollars - to address critical social issues," said Jim Gerace, Verizon president for the New York region. "We are proud to partner with key nonprofit organizations throughout both states to be a positive force for change in communities in greatest need."

Programs and organizations supported by the Verizon Foundation in 2010 include:

  • Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty - $75,000 to support outreach to provide services to victims of domestic violence.
  • Brooklyn Public Library - $50,000 to support the Today's Teens, Tomorrow's Techies program, training Brooklyn high school students to provide computer-user support in library branches throughout the borough.
  • Union Settlement Association - $30,000 to support its program to provide technology education and technology labs in East Harlem .
  • Buffalo Family Justice Center - $20,000 in conjunction with Verizon Wireless' Hopeline program, to support an aggressive outreach initiative to inform the community about the services provided by the Family Justice Center, which provides free, confidential, walk-up, one-stop wrap-around services for victims of domestic violence.
  • Pace University - $15,000 to support a forum on wireless Internet safety, held at Pace University 's Pleasantville campus.

To learn more about NY educational programs supported by the Foundation, please click here.



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Thinkfinity in NY


As the national has changed, so too has Thinkfinity in NY, though its resources continue to be an important part of NYS teachers' aresenal of great teaching and learning tools. Administered and directed by the New York Institute of Technology and the New York State Teacher Centers, ThinkfinityNY will now avail itself of the state alignments to the Common Core offered by the Verizon Foundation's Thinkfinity in the areas of English Language Arts and Mathematics. Alignments to other subject areas will remain as previously shown.

The new combines the instructional resources from its content partners and other features from the original award-winning Thinkfinity website with a new online Professional Learning Community, making it easier for educators to connect and collaborate with each other and educational experts on a variety of topics and best practices for 21st century teaching and learning.



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Through the Intel® Teach Program, teachers learn from each other how, when, and where to engage students with technology for critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration and use new online tools and resources to create lessons with assessments aligned to educational learning goals and state and national standards. To see featured resources from the Intel Teach Program, please click here.



An online resource for students and teachers, SAS Curriculum Pathways provides standards-based content in all the core disciplines, grades 8-14. To view a video about their program, click here. To visit their site, please click here.



The Professor Garfield Foundation learning portal is a fun interactive online environment where children can safely explore, learn and creatively express themselves. And if you are wondering how Garfield got so smart, click here.





ThinkQuest Projects provide a flexible framework for engaging students in exploring curricular topics and developing important 21st century skills, such as communication, teamwork, and technology skills. Annual contests bring fun, creativity and the opportunity for students to interact with other students from around the world. For Educators

Google for Educators provide 24/7 access to free search and collaboration tools for teachers.  In addition to document sharing, instant messaging, blogging, a dynamic calendar, and image-sharing downloadable software, Google for Educators now offers Google News, Google Page Creator and Google Groups.  A newsletter and teacher’s guide offer tips and examples of how best to implement this powerful array of communication products.



The Educational Enterprise Zone® of the New York Institute of Technology members work collaboratively to bring content experts into the PreK - 12 classroom through interactive videoconferencing programming. For more information and a listing of their over 100 participating organizations, visit the EEZ website.  To view featured videoconferences aligned to NYS Standards, please click here.