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An Ambassador For Digital Literacy

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One year ago, Comcast employee Trinity Thorpe-Lubneuski walked into the offices of a Philadelphia organization that provides physical and speech therapy for young children. She was there because two of her triplets needed help.

Eva, Eli and Jonah, now 3 ½, were born 7 weeks early, and her two sons were having difficulty with speech.

Comcast and the U.S. Department Of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Announce National Initiative to Connect Low-Income Americans to the Internet at Home

By David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation
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Every Internet Essentials customer has a story to tell.  Lisa, a mother of four and grandmother of two, is studying to get her GED.  Lisa and her family live in public housing.  Recently, they were connected to the Internet at home for the first time as part of Comcast’s Internet Essentials pilot program for public housing residents.  Listen to her family’s story here.

Comcast and the U.S. Department Of Housing and Urban Development Collaborate to Close the Digital Divide

Internet Essentials to reach more than 40 percent of all HUD-Assisted Households nationwide.
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PHILADELPHIA, July 15, 2016 /3BL Media/  - Today, Comcast and the U.S.

Robotics and Leadership: Observations from the 2016 First Robotics Championship

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By Theresa Hennesy, Senior Vice President, Group Technical Advisor at Comcast Cable

This year marks my first time attending the FIRST® Robotics Competition Championship, and the experience left me optimistic and excited about the future – not only of technology – but also for the next generation of innovators.

Red Nose Day and Global Citizen Join 15th Annual Comcast Cares Day to ‘Make Change Happen’

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PHILADELPHIA, PA., April 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ – We are proud to announce that Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort and a culmination of Comcast NBCUniversal’s year-round commitment to community service, is incorporating the broad support and amplification of two other Company partnerships: Global Citizen and Red Nose Day, organizations aiming to end extreme poverty globally and in the United States.

Lasting Impact of Living United

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In what has become one of our company’s best traditions, employees throughout Comcast NBCUniversal come together each fall to show their support for communities nationwide by supporting our annual United Way Campaign.

Thanks to their generosity, and with support from the Comcast Foundation, hundreds of local United Way affiliates in 2016 will receive $10 million to help tens of thousands of people in need across the country.

Employee Gives Back in a Big Way

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Last October, Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian L. Roberts took the stage at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia to accept the Corporate Partner of the Century Award from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Teaching Youth About The Technology Behind NBC Sports

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In 2015, Comcast and NBC Sports Champions, the pro-social initiative of NBC Sports Group, teamed up to provide more than 150 young people from 15 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country with behind-the-scenes technology experiences at America’s biggest sporting events.

Our hope was to ignite Club kids’ passion for technology and innovation by exposing them to a different side of the sports they love – and get them thinking about new potential career paths, like becoming an engineer, a camera operator, or a digital artist.

Expanding Opportunities for People of All Abilities

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Comcast NBCUniversal is committed to building a world that is accessible to everyone.

That’s why, through a national partnership with Easter Seals, the Comcast Foundation each year awards grants to support technology programs and services for people with disabilities and special needs. To date, more than half a million dollars have been awarded to local Easter Seals affiliates, helping an estimated 25,000 people. Below is a story about the positive difference one grant has made for families in State College, Pa.

Minding the Generational Digital Literacy Gap

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Founded in 1999, the Comcast Foundation focuses on connecting and strengthening communities by supporting programs that expand digital literacy, promote community service, and build tomorrow’s leaders.

In 2015, the Foundation donated more than $19 million to more than 1,100 nonprofit organizations nationwide that focus their efforts on the communities Comcast serves. The Gads Hill Center, founded more than a century ago and based in a struggling Chicago neighborhood, is one of those nonprofits.

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