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$150,000 in Domestic Violence Grants Available to NJ Nonprofits
Play it Smart: Don't Give Cybercriminals a Key to Personal, Financial Information
Latina Style Magazine Names Verizon as One of the Best Places for Latinas to Work
Note to Teachers: When Thinking Lesson Plans, Think Thinkfinity
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$150,000 in Domestic Violence Grants Available to NJ Nonprofits

Domestic violence is the single greatest cause of injury to women ages 15 to 44 in the U.S. - more than muggings, car accidents and rapes combined. Verizon Foundation is working to help stop the cycle of violence.

New Jersey nonprofit organizations can apply for $150,000 in grants from the Verizon Foundation to support technology-based programs that bolster efforts to combat domestic violence through awareness, prevention and recovery in underserved communities across the state.

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Play it Smart: Don't Give Cybercriminals a Key to Personal, Financial Information

Technology changes faster than most people can adapt to. With an assist from its Internet security partner McAfee, Verizon offers these 10 ways to make the Web work for you and not against you:

1) Education - Educate yourself about the types of scams on the Internet so that you are better equipped to defeat them. Read up on the latest phishing scams, for example, and learn how to recognize them.

2) Use a firewall - Firewalls monitor traffic between your computer or network and the Internet and are your first and best line of defense. Most operating systems come with a firewall, but it won't help you if you don't activate it.

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Eight years, and counting.

Verizon has earned the No. 4 ranking in the Latina Style 50, LATINA Style magazine's annual list of the best companies for Latinas to work for in the U.S. This is the eighth consecutive year that the company's commitment to diversity and inclusion has been recognized by the publication.

Verizon has ranked among the top companies on the list for the last seven consecutive years. Women and people of color make up nearly 60 percent of Verizon's workforce, and women hold 29 percent of the senior management positions.
With school just around the corner (sorry for any kids reading this), teachers are better prepared than ever to have comprehensive lesson plans thanks to a free website source courtesy of the Verizon Foundation. In fact, professional education organizations have already recognized the website's value.
Scholastic Administrator magazine named Verizon Thinkfinity a "Best in Tech" website for professional development.

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