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.
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.
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.
Public housing residents in Miami, Nashville, Philadelphia, and Seattle are now eligible to apply for Internet Essentials.
PHILADELPHIA, PA, March 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Comcast today announced a pilot program with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) ConnectHome initiative to attack the digital divide for public housing residents.
Today, March 11th, marks 50 days until our 15th annual Comcast Cares Day on April 30th.
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On April 30th, tens of thousands of Comcast NBCUniversal employees, their friends and families will roll up their sleeves along with our community partners to make change happen in our local communities to beautify local parks, remove graffiti, pick up trash, stock food banks, revitalize schools – and much more. Over the years, Comcast Cares Day has evolved into a family tradition for many of our volunteers.
To honor Gus Amsterdam, a founding board member of Comcast Corporation, we established the Gustave G. Amsterdam Leadership Award, which provides financial support to two Philadelphia-area high school graduates planning to attend a Philadelphia college or university.