David L. Cohen

Comcast Partners With the American Association of People With Disabilities to Help Close the Digital Divide

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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. Company announces grant to fund creation and delivery of specialized digital literacy training program materials and classes for the disability community.
  2. Since 2011, Comcast’s Internet Essentials program has connected more than eight million low-income Americans to the Internet, including nearly 210,000 individuals in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area.
  3. According to Pew Research Center, 23 percent of people with disabilities say they never go online and 57 percent say they do not have a home broadband subscription.
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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. Company announces grant to fund creation and delivery of specialized digital literacy training program materials and classes for the disability community.
  2. Since 2011, Comcast’s Internet Essentials program has connected more than eight million low-income Americans to the Internet, including nearly 210,000 individuals in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area.
  3. According to Pew Research Center, 23 percent of people with disabilities say they never go online and 57 percent say they do not have a home broadband subscription.

Internet Essentials: 2019 Program Kickoff and Announcement

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NBC 6 Miami Morning Anchor Sheli Muñiz joins Comcast Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer David L. Cohen to unveil the latest expansion of Comcast's Internet Essentials program, the nation's largest and most comprehensive high-speed Internet adoption program for low-income Americans, live from Telemundo studios in Miami, Fla.

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Celebrating Our Millionth Volunteer

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On Saturday, April 21, we celebrated our 17th Comcast Cares Day – and surpassed our millionth volunteer since this amazing company tradition began in 2001. Giving back to the communities where we live and work is at the core of our Comcast NBCUniversal culture, and Comcast Cares Day is our way of recognizing our employees’ commitment to improving communities each and every day.

To mark this major milestone, we tracked down our one millionth volunteer – and her name is Kyeshia Bates, a Comcast employee for seven years who works on our fulfillment team just outside of Detroit.

City Year Names David L. Cohen and Jonathan S. Lavine Co-Chairs of its National Board of Trustees

Tushara Canekeratne, George Nichols, Enrique Salem and Wendy Spencer Join Board as National Trustees
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BOSTON, March 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ — City Year, an education nonprofit fueled by national service that helps students and schools to succeed, announced today that David L. Cohen and Jonathan S. Lavine have been elected co-chairs of its national Board of Trustees.

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast NBCUniversal, Cohen has served as vice-chair of the national board since 2013, when Lavine, Co-Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Bain Capital Credit, was first elected chair. The two will now lead the national board together.

Comcast Announces New Internet Essentials Program Milestones and Enhancements

By David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
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When Comcast launched Internet Essentials six years ago, we honestly had no idea how it would be received or how many low-income Americans we could reach. No one had ever tried anything this ambitious in the broadband adoption space before. We certainly wouldn’t have predicted the program would become the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption initiative for low-income Americans, connecting more homes than all other similar programs combined – by several orders of magnitude.

David L. Cohen: Comcast Cares Day is 'Best Day of the Year'

by Michelle Caffrey
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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.

Comcast Awards Two Philadelphia Students $5,000 Scholarships at Annual Mayoral Luncheon

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PHILADELPHIA, February 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Comcast Foundation and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney on Thursday honored two local students with the Gustave G. Amsterdam Leadership Award at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s annual Mayoral Luncheon. Comcast Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer David L. Cohen presented Fakira Awawdeh and Widchard Faustin with individual $5,000 scholarship awards at the luncheon, held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. 

David L. Cohen: The Cruel Irony of the 'Digital Divide' and how it's Hurting Philadelphia

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For more than a decade, there has been a national debate about how to close the digital divide: the gap between those who are connected to high-speed Internet at home and those who are not. The issue not only has a profound impact on individual families, but also on our region's business owners, economy builders, and employers.

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