Local Verizon employees helped improve the state of the Tech Center at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica’s Mar Vista Gardens site in Del Rey during a volunteer day June 28 as part of the Verizon FiOS SoCal Experience campaign.
A key facet of the campaign is support for local causes, and Verizon and the local community are teaming up to support three nonprofit organizations in each phase of the campaign, including the Boys & Girls Club, according to Verizon. The campaign has already raised a total of $32,000 for non-profits throughout Southern California.
The June 28 volunteer day took place at the club’s Mar Vista Gardens Branch, Jack and Cindy Jones Youth Center in Culver City. Following the completion of the Tech Center improvements, officials presented the club with a $7,500 check.
“We are thrilled about our partnership with the Verizon team and are very excited about the work they are doing to improve our Tech Center at our Mar Vista Gardens branch. We know what a positive impact this partnership will have on the youth of Mar Vista Gardens, as well as the surrounding community,” said Aaron Young, president and CEO of the Santa Monica club.
The Jack and Cindy Jones Youth Center branch opened in January and serves the Mar Vista Gardens housing development, which is managed by the Housing Authority of the city of Los Angeles. The center provides community youth with out-of-school programs and services including tutoring, academic enrichment activities, access to technology, and the opportunity to participate in leadership and community service projects.
Information, www.smbgc.org.

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