At Comcast, we believe diverse entrepreneurs play an essential role growing jobs and building wealth. Business leaders and young innovators – especially those of color – often don’t have the funding or resources to bring their ideas to life and excel in a digital world.
As we recognize National Veterans and Military Families Month throughout November, we’re excited to announce that Comcast NBCUniversal has been recognized as a 2022 Military Friendly® Employer, Military Spouse Friendly® Employer, as well as being named to the Top 10 lists for Military Friendly® Company, Brand and Supplier Diversity Program.
These special distinctions recognize our company’s commitment to creating sustainable and meaningful benefits for the military community.
Whether it’s getting work done, surfing the Internet, or even keeping in touch with family, technology is woven into our daily lives; most often, we don’t give it a second thought.
But for far too many people, technology remains out of reach, leaving them disconnected, left behind in an ever-faster tech-driven world, and shut out of opportunity. And throughout this pandemic, the increase in remote work, distance learning, and the vast number of services that have transitioned online have made the gap even greater for those who are not connected.
Now more than ever, the internet is central to our everyday lives. We depend on it to find jobs, learn and do homework, stay entertained, shop and access health information. Most importantly, we rely on this technology to stay connected with family and friends.
Thousands of residents in four south side neighborhoods stand to benefit from additional opportunities to connect to the Internet for schoolwork, digital skill building, access to services and job searches
October 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Emerald South Economic Development Collaborative and Comcast today announced the launch of the South Side Connectivity Collaborative (SSCC). Powered by Comcast, the new initiative is designed to connect more residents of four South Side neighborhoods to the Internet through a combination of new resources and existing programs. The neighborhoods include Bronzeville, Grand Boulevard, Washington Park and Woodlawn.
On August 4, international gaming personality Marcel Cunningham, who goes by the name of BasicallyIDoWrk, returned to his hometown of Tacoma, Washington. In partnership with Comcast, Marcel surprised the students of the Boys & Girls Club of South Puget Sound Al Davies club, where Marcel spent much of his time growing up.
As part of Comcast’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are recognizing the remarkable contributions of the Hispanic and Latino community across our company and beyond. We recently spoke with Jesse Iniguez, owner of “Back of the Yards Coffee” and a recipient of services from Comcast RISE, our multi-year, multi-faceted initiative designed to help strengthen small businesses owned by people of color hardest hit by the pandemic, through monetary grants, marketing resources, and technology upgrades.
As part of ongoing efforts to address digital inequity, Comcast recently gave 500 brand new laptops to seniors in Boston who completed Tech Goes Home (TGH) digital literacy training. Comcast also provided TGH with a $25,000 grant that will help the organization connect more seniors in Greater Boston with digital devices, Internet Essentials and digital skills training.
The following post was authored jointly by Dalila Wilson-Scott, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast Corporation and President of the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, and Ayele Shakur, CEO of BUILD.org – a national nonprofit whose mission is to use entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of youth from under-resourced communities and propel them to high school, college, and career success.
PHILADELPHIA, September 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Comcast today announced new steps to help advance digital equity for even more students and families. Internet Essentials – the nation’s largest, most successful, and most comprehensive broadband adoption program for low-income households – will now expand eligibility to Federal Pell Grant recipients.