Joyner-Kersee to participate in a national road show for the 2016 – 2017 academic year.
August 9, 2016 /Philadelphia, PA /3BL Media/ - Comcast Corporation today announced Jackie Joyner-Kersee will serve as a national spokeswoman for Internet Essentials, the largest and most successful broadband adoption program in the country. Soon to kick off its sixth annual back-to-school season, Internet Essentials has helped close the digital divide for more than 600,000 families, benefitting 2.4 million low-income Americans.
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.
By David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.