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Internet Essentials: Military and Veterans

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Josh Delano is the father of two school age daughters, a Navy veteran, and a full-time student in the Electrical Engineering Department at Fresno State.  He is also a part of the more than 4 million low-income Americans that have benefitted from the Internet Essentials program since 2011.  Josh qualifies for Internet Essentials because his girls participate in the National School Lunch Program.

Exploring Portland's Rich Native American & Indigenous History

By Josh Leake, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Portland Film Festival
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November is National Native American Heritage Month, and here in Portland, Oregon, we are celebrating the artistic contributions from the American Indian and Indigenous community with this year’s Portland Film Festival (PDXFF).

Preparing Kids for Success with Back to School Support

Comcast NBCUniversal supported several activities in the communities we serve to ensure more kids and teens have access to the tools they need to succeed.
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Going back to school each fall can be a time filled with energy and optimism about the year to come. However, it can also mark a time of uncertainty for many children and families who have difficulty making ends meet. That’s why Comcast NBCUniversal supported several activities in the communities we serve to ensure more kids and teens have access to the tools they need to succeed – from NBC and Telemundo-owned stations "Supporting our Schools" campaign on-air to the Boys & Girls Clubs school supply drives on the ground.

Finalists Announced for 2017 Comcast Community Champion of the Year Award

Annual award to recognize philanthropic efforts by NASCAR industry members
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PHILADEPHIA, October 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Comcast announced today the finalists for the 2017 Comcast Community Champion of the Year Award, which was created to recognize the charitable efforts of individuals associated with the NASCAR industry. Comcast’s Xfinity brand has been the Official Entertainment Provider of NASCAR® and entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR XFINITY Series™ since 2015.

The 2017 finalists are:

Comcast Makes Big Difference to Families Who Want to Adopt

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption ranks Top 100 employers annually
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Each year the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption ranks the nation’s Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces.

Throughout November, National Adoption Month, we are sharing the adoption stories from our top adoption-friendly partners. This year Comcast was 34th on the list and shared one employee’s adoption journey.

In Camden, Bridging the Skills Gap Means More Than Tech Training

by Issie Lapowsky
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Caloua Lowe bounds up the rickety, worn staircase of a three-story, red brick building in Camden, New Jersey on a sunny September morning, the wooden steps creaking under the pressure of her red-sandaled feet. The walls display framed, Photoshopped images: a mockup of Vogue, album covers featuring young men standing shoulder to shoulder with rap legends like Jay-Z. They were designed by the roughly 1,200 youths who, like Lowe, have come here over the years to learn Photoshop, HTML, Javascript, and other skills that could land them jobs in the tech industry some day.

Comcast NBCUniversal Screens DreamWorks Pictures' 'Thank You For Your Service' in Washington, DC and Philadelphia

By Carol Eggert, Senior Vice President, Military And Veteran Affairs, Comcast Cable
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This month, Comcast NBCUniversal was honored to host two special screenings of DreamWorks Pictures’ Thank You For Your Service. The Washington, DC event included an introspective discussion featuring Director Jason Hall, Actor Miles Teller, and Adam Schumann, the real-life veteran whose story is told in the film. In Philadelphia, U.S. Marine Corps Lt.

Comcast NBCUniversal Contributes Nearly $1.5M in Cash and In-Kind Support for Northern California Wildfire Relief Efforts

$500,000 cash donation to North Bay fire relief fund provides support for the residents and communities Comcast serves throughout the impacted areas
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PHILADELPHIA, October 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Comcast NBCUniversal today announced it will donate $500,000 in cash to the North Bay Fire Relief Fund, and almost $1 million worth of in-kind support for the affected communities. 

Comcast will produce advertising spots and donate advertising time on its cable systems to build awareness and solicit donations to the North Bay Fire Relief Fund.  The Fund has been established to provide much needed assistance to residents affected by the North Bay Fires in Northern California.

Why Giving Opportunity Matters

By Yvette Miley, Senior Vice President, MSNBC & NBC News
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Growing up, I was the youngest of five siblings raised by a single mother in a modest home in South Florida. I remember in my teens working at a fast food restaurant and thinking about working my way up to restaurant manager – but not thinking about college. Instead, here I am in my 26th year at NBCUniversal, with a distant view of the Statue of Liberty – my personal model of strength and grace – visible from my Manhattan office window.

Diversity Drives Innovation

Comcast NBCUniversal continues to support founders from all backgrounds through Black & Brown Founders partnership
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Black & Brown Founders Project is in Philadelphia for a special two-day event – its largest ever in the city – filled with enlightening speakers, collaborative networking, and a celebration of Black and Latinx entrepreneurship. The event runs all day October 9th and 10th at Quorum at the University City Science Center, with additional networking opportunities into the night.

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