Diagnosed with a rare eye disease at four months old, both of Kristin Smedley’s sons are legally blind yet fiercely independent.
Michael, 17, is the driven, do-everything kid. A musician and audiophile, as a high school sophomore, he parlayed his fascination with acoustics into a gig doing sound design for the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia.
A well-crafted documentary that shines light on an overlooked or misunderstood issue can be a powerful catalyst for change. But only if people see it — and understand how to act.
In partnership with the American Film Institute’s annual AFI DOCS film festival, we’re helping documentary filmmakers gain new skills and resources to maximize the social impact of their projects. This support is part of our broader efforts to promote innovation through media, which we believe is one of the most powerful avenues for driving positive change on a global scale.
by Dalila Wilson-Scott, Senior Vice President, Community Investment, Comcast NBCUniversal
Businesses have a great impact on society, and as a leading media and technology company, we recognize our unique ability to help solve some of the most challenging social issues of our time.
At Comcast NBCUniversal, we are committed to using our platforms, media channels and strategic expertise across our varied businesses to create opportunities for individuals and communities to succeed, including by creating more access to technology and fostering innovation in diverse communities.
For the fourth consecutive year, Comcast NBCUniversal has been named to “The Civic 50,” which recognizes the most community-minded companies in the nation, by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service.
by Principal Ricardo Rosales, North Hollywood High School in Los Angeles
Summer vacation has begun for so many of us, but I am still thinking about the 520 high school seniors who received diplomas this month from our school, with 64 percent headed to four-year colleges and universities. That percentage is higher than it was last year, and I’m grateful to our dedicated teachers and so many other contributing factors that contributed – including the benefits of a more positive learning environment.
At Comcast NBCUniversal, we look to give back to our communities year round and in so many ways, including sharing the excitement and enthusiasm of how technology can strengthen communities and empower people to build better futures.
by Angela Phinney, Director of Business Development at The Arc of Lane County in Oregon
I’m proud to work for an organization that advocates to enhance the dignity, expand the opportunities, and protect the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. We serve 500 people in the Eugene and Springfield areas of Oregon, and support them in any way we can. But we cannot do this work alone to make the impact we must make to help people live their fullest lives.
Saturday marked the best day of the year for Comcast employees.
At least that’s how Senior Executive Vice President David L. Cohen described Comcast Cares Day, a global event that puts 100,000 Comcast NBCUniversal employees, their family, friends and nonprofit organizations to work on 1,000 volunteer projects in the United States and 20 other countries.