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Verizon Employees & Students Volunteer In Victorville To Improve Library At Cobalt Institute; $5K Donation

Verizon Employees & Students Volunteer In Victorville To Improve Library At Cobalt Institute; $5K Donation

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Volunteers from Verizon FiOS spent the day Saturday with students and parents at the Cobalt Institute of Math & Science in Victorville to improve the school's library.  The organization donated $5,000 as part of its initiative to give back to the Southern California communities it serves.

Volunteers from Verizon FiOS spent the day Saturday with students and parents at the Cobalt Institute of Math & Science in Victorville to improve the school’s library. The organization donated $5,000 as part of its initiative to give back to the Southern California communities it serves.

By Staff Reports

(Victorville)– Verizon FiOS Southern California dedicated $5,000 and volunteer day to Cobalt Institute of Math & Science, a Project Lead The Way school in Victorville.

Cesar Hakim, a volunteer from Verizon FiOS, organizing books at the Cobalt Institute of Math & Science in Victorville.  The initiative is part of Verizon's pledge to give back to the Southern California communities it serves.

Cesar Hakim, a volunteer from Verizon FiOS, organizing books at the Cobalt Institute of Math & Science in Victorville. The initiative is part of Verizon’s pledge to give back to the Southern California communities it serves.

Verizon’s gift of $5,000 went towards library improvements, including new computers.  Volunteers spent the day sorting books, assembling desks and setting up newly purchased computers in order to make the library a useful and productive space for students to learn.  Twenty students and parents participated in the volunteer efforts.

Cesar Hakim (left) and Mike Washburn (right), volunteers with Verizon FiOS, loading in new tables for the library at the Cobalt Institute of Math & Science in Victorville.  The initiative is part of Verizon's pledge to give back to the Southern California communities it serves.

Cesar Hakim (left) and Mike Washburn (right), volunteers with Verizon FiOS, loading in new tables for the library at the Cobalt Institute of Math & Science in Victorville. The initiative is part of Verizon’s pledge to give back to the Southern California communities it serves.

Why: A key facet of the FiOS SoCal Campaign is support for local causes, part of Verizon’s philosophy of sharing its success with the communities where its employees live and work. Verizon believes in making a positive impact on the communities it serves. This donation and volunteer time helped to build a better place for students to learn at the Cobalt Institute of Math & Science, and aligns with Verizon’s support of STEM education. This volunteer day is one of twelve that Verizon FiOS in Southern California will be involved in this year.

When: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Volunteers, Colletee Combre and Esteban Castro work to make the library at the Cobalt Institute of Math & Science in Victorville a usable space for students. The initiative is part of Verizon's pledge to give back to the Southern California communities it serves.

Volunteers, Colletee Combre and Esteban Castro work to make the library at the Cobalt Institute of Math & Science in Victorville a usable space for students. The initiative is part of Verizon’s pledge to give back to the Southern California communities it serves.

About Cobalt Institute of Math & Science: The mission of Cobalt Institute of Math and Science Academy (CIMS) is to offer an academic program in a small learning environment that promotes high expectations for all students to achieve their full potential in a high-tech society.  Students at CIMS experience curriculum that supports science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses through the school’s partnership with Project Lead the Way (PLTW).

About PLTW: Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the nation’s leading provider of STEM programs. Their world-class curriculum and high-quality teacher professional development model, combined with an engaged network of educators and corporate and community partners, help students develop the skills necessary to succeed in a global economy.

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