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Verizon’s gift supports Moravian College mentoring
program for Bethlehem youth

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) -- Moravian College received a $2,500 donation from the Verizon Foundation to support The Learning Connection (TLC) program at Moravian College. The program is a collaboration between the College and the Bethlehem Area School District to provide mentoring and support services for at-risk children and their families.

"Verizon Foundation’s continued generosity will enable TLC to grow in its relationship and success with the children and their families," said Phyllis Walsh, director of The Learning Connection at Moravian College. "We provide mentoring connections between these children and some very dedicated college students. These connections not only provide children with academic support, but offers them and their mentors, a chance to explore opportunities that will benefit them and our society for years to come."

"Verizon Foundation is proud to improve the quality of life for children and help to overcome the challenges faced by so many young people," said Daniel J. Reavy, Director, External Affairs, Verizon Pennsylvania. "Our partnership with Moravian College reflects our commitment to give children safe, stimulating and nurturing environments and help to ensure that good things happen to our children whether at home, at school and beyond."

The Learning Connection at Moravian College matches Bethlehem school children with Moravian College students The program also supports the children’s parents with hands-on workshops and activities that address key parenting and family issues. In addition, the program incorporates valuable community service into the learning experience of Moravian College students.

The Verizon Foundation supports a variety of projects domestically and internationally, with an emphasis on new technology applications in education, health and human services, the arts and humanities, and civic development in the communities served by Verizon. For more information, visit http://foundation.verizon.com on the Internet.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.