Since 2012, Verizon has committed $1 billion in market value to support digital equity in education. Verizon Innovative Learning program addresses barriers to digital inclusion by providing free technology, connectivity, teacher training and STEM curriculum to under-resourced middle schools in the United States.

Verizon Communications Inc.

New York City, New York, United States of America
Private sector company
Established : 1983
Education and COVID-19 Response

Support the equitable continuation of learning
During the COVID-19 pandemic
Ensure a full and fair return to education
Following the pandemic
Strengthen learning systems
For the future
Supporting and empowering educators

Through Verizon Innovative Learning, teachers are empowered and provided with ongoing professional development. The professional learning is focused on leveraging mobile technology to improve student learning and to create new and innovative learning opportunities for students, including out of school and around STEM.

Verizon Innovative Learning teachers also work with students on emerging technologies and use them to solve societal issues aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Technology is allowing teachers to personalize and differentiate learning so that all students are able to achieve specific goals and take ownership of their learning. Verizon will continue to empower and support teachers by providing access to professional development and technology-rich resources.

Regional Focus


Countries of Interest

United States of America


Since 2012, Verizon Innovative Learning, Verizon's award-winning education initiative, has committed $1 billion in market value to support digital equity, reaching over 1.5 million students. Verizon Innovative Learning provides free technology, internet access and innovative learning programs to students in under-resourced communities - enabling students to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to build an innovative workforce of the future. In 2021, Verizon launched Verizon Innovative Learning HQ, a next-gen online education portal that provides free access to immersive XR educational experiences to all educators, including K-12 teachers, across the United States. A key initiative under Citizen Verizon, the company’s responsible business plan for economic, environmental and social advancement, Verizon Innovative Learning is helping to drive the company’s goal to provide 10 million youths with digital skills training by 2030.

Action areas

Digital Learning Content

Digitize curriculum
Establish and expand repositories of learning resources
Develop or provide free and contextually appropriate learning content
Build or strengthen learning platforms
Validate and certify learning

Primary Contact

Mr. Alex Servello

Director, Corporate Social Responsibility

Senior Contact

Ms. Sarah Altschuller

Business & Human Rights Counsel