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CSUSB gets Verizon grant

Cal State San Bernardino has received a $50,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation that will help pay for remote learning and the Palm Desert campus’ Street Medicine program.

Street Medicine, which has been working with a local volunteer group and the UC Riverside School of Medicine, will receive $38,000 and use it to continue COVID-19 treatment provided at the Palm Desert campus, according to a statement.

“We are so pleased to receive the funding from the Verizon Foundation,” said Diane Vines, head of the Street Nursing program, in the statement. “The grant allows us to continue the work of the program. We plan to replicate the program in the San Bernardino area with the San Bernardino nursing faculty and students.

About $10,000 will be used to pay for laptops needed by approximately 600 students, who will use them in virtual classes during the pandemic.

“We are very grateful to the Verizon Foundation for their timely grant that will significantly enhance the success of our students during this virtual learning environment,” said Samuel Sudhakar,  chief information officer at Cal State San Bernardino, during the statement. “Our students deeply appreciate it.”

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