Independent small businesses are the backbone of our communities, and right now, more than ever, small businesses are hurting. This is especially true for Black-owned businesses, who have been among the hardest hit by the pandemic, according to a recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Families everywhere are depending on an internet connection to learn and work from home. Since 2011, Internet Essentials has connected millions of families from low-income homes to low-cost, high-speed internet. Hear from customers about how the program has made an impact on their lives at a time when it matters most.
Recently, Comcast and Internet Essentials announced a partnership with the Tejano Center for Community Concerns to bring a WiFi-Connected “Lift Zone” to the campus to provide a safe space for families to participate in educational opportunities and the digital economy.
“I’m passionate about de-stigmatizing mental health in the Black community,” says DeShawn Williams, a licensed clinical social worker. “We don’t want to be seen as weak. No one wants to say, ‘I have a problem.’” Providing Black youth and families in Portland with mental health counseling is the mission of his business, R.A.A.P. Counseling and Consulting.
NBCUniversal News Group launched NBCU Academy, a new, innovative, multiplatform journalism training and development program for four-year university and community college students through education, on-campus training and online programming.
The initiative includes a curated onsite curriculum for hands-on learning experience with world-class NBCU News Group journalists, funding for accredited journalism programs and scholarships.
Giveaway encourages multigenerational connection as part of national NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises campaign
Telemundo 44, in partnership with Comcast’s Internet Essentials program and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, celebrated Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) on January 6 and presented 200 free laptops to families who are served by the nonprofit Latin American Youth Center (LAYC), which serves over 4,000 youth and families through youth centers, school-based sites and public charter schools in the District of Columbia
Comcast will serve as a founding corporate partner, helping Per Scholas to expand training sites and prepare 1,000 diverse learners for careers in technology through remote training
PHILADELPHIA, December 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Comcast NBCUniversal today announced a $1 million commitment to national tech training nonprofit Per Scholas to scale its remote operations and train 1,000 learners — 87% of whom are people of color, 30% women, and 60% with no degree beyond high school — for in-demand technology jobs. The partnership will enable Per Scholas to provide tuition-free training remotely to diverse talent in 10 U.S. markets, with programs in IT support, software engineering, cyber security, and cloud support.