ARLINGTON, VA, September 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The National Organization on Disability (NOD) today announced 45 organizations that have been selected to receive the 2017 NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal™. Now in its second year, the Seal recognizes companies that demonstrate exemplary employment practices for people with disabilities.
Comcast NBCUniversal is one of the country’s best places to work for women, according to a Fortune survey polling thousands of women at companies from across the country.
Based on employee feedback, Comcast NBCUniversal ranked 31st in the country for its commitment to creating an environment that celebrates diversity, promotes integrity, and encourages growth and development.
by Mario Fedelin, Founder and Executive Director, Big Citizen HUB
A mayor, three physicians and public health specialists, seven school principals and educators, and 28 executive directors and nonprofit leaders. These are some of the outstanding members of a special group of 67 people working in communities nationwide to change our world for the better – and they all have three things in common.
By David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
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.
Technology plays a huge role in just about every job these days, which is why Comcast NBCUniversal is committed to teaching young people about technology and helping them prepare for the brightest futures possible.
Comcast Cares Day takes place every April, but summer interns wanted to make change happen, too. Many of the nearly 140 interns and co-ops working in Comcast’s Philadelphia headquarters spent a recent afternoon volunteering at Share Food Program, a Philadelphia nonprofit with a mission of providing fresh produce to communities in need. The intern volunteers broke out into teams to paint the facility, plant flowers, and package food for Philadelphia residents. At the end of the day, more than 800 boxes of food were packed and ready to be distributed.
It takes a special person to run toward danger when others are running away. And it takes a different set of skills entirely to help those heroes get their affairs in order.
“I can’t protect a firefighter who runs into a burning building or a police officer who is knocking on a door not knowing what’s on the other side,” Daniel McKenna says. “But, as a lawyer, I can help protect their families.”
Dalila Wilson-Scott enjoys getting out of her corporate office and interacting with members of the community.
As the senior vice president of community investment at Comcast Corp. and president of the Comcast Foundation, Wilson-Scott leads the company’s social initiatives. In her role, she meets with various leaders in Philadelphia to learn what support Comcast can provide and often travels to NBCUniversal’s offices and studios nationwide.