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Adam’s Corner

By Cynthia Garcia
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Comcast NBCUniversal recognizes the extraordinary sacrifice that members of the military make to serve and protect our country. The Company also appreciates that military service impacts more than those who wear a uniform and include parents, siblings, and friends. As part of our effort to express our gratitude and support the greater military community during Military Appreciation Month, our colleague at Telemundo, Cynthia Garcia, agreed to share her story. As a Gold Star mother, Cynthia honors her son Adam’s memory by bringing comfort to other military and veterans’ families.

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Comcast NBCUniversal recognizes the extraordinary sacrifice that members of the military make to serve and protect our country. The Company also appreciates that military service impacts more than those who wear a uniform and include parents, siblings, and friends. As part of our effort to express our gratitude and support the greater military community during Military Appreciation Month, our colleague at Telemundo, Cynthia Garcia, agreed to share her story. As a Gold Star mother, Cynthia honors her son Adam’s memory by bringing comfort to other military and veterans’ families.

Leaders and Achievers Scholarships Now Open

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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. Applications are now open for Comcast’s 2020-2021 Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program through December 6.
  2. Comcast Leaders and Achievers are high school students who have been selected for their outstanding community service, academic performance, and leadership skills.
  3. The award, funded by the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, is a one-time, $2,500 scholarship to be used toward undergraduate education-related expenses.
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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. Applications are now open for Comcast’s 2020-2021 Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program through December 6.
  2. Comcast Leaders and Achievers are high school students who have been selected for their outstanding community service, academic performance, and leadership skills.
  3. The award, funded by the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, is a one-time, $2,500 scholarship to be used toward undergraduate education-related expenses.

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

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  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.

Graduating Paradise Strong

Comcast volunteers help Paradise High School seniors graduate for the first ceremony since the devastating Camp Fire.
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By Philip Arndt

On Nov. 8, 2018, the town of Paradise witnessed the most destructive and devastating wildfire in California history. The lives of Paradise residents were changed forever when the Camp Fire decimated most of the town, destroying nearly 14,000 homes and numerous businesses and burning more than 150,000 acres.

Although much of the town was destroyed by the fire, a few structures remained, including Paradise High School. It became a symbol of the community – something the town needed, a marker in the sand that Paradise was here to stay.

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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Comcast Announces Initiative With Dell Technologies to Help Close Digital Divide

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Companies to give thousands of free laptops to low-income students and seniors; Dell Technologies also to fund computer lab upgrades at nonprofits across the United States. In eight years, Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program has connected more than eight million people — from two million households — to the Internet at home, including 600,000 in Texas.

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Companies to give thousands of free laptops to low-income students and seniors; Dell Technologies also to fund computer lab upgrades at nonprofits across the United States. In eight years, Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program has connected more than eight million people — from two million households — to the Internet at home, including 600,000 in Texas.

New Easterseals Grants Create More Opportunities For People with Disabilities

The grant is announced as Easterseals celebrates 100 years of service and impact in the lives of people with disabilities.
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CHICAGO, July 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Celebrating its 100th Anniversary as the nation’s leading advocate and service provider for people with disabilities, Easterseals announced today that the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation has provided $230,000 in grants to support technology programs and services offered throughout the nonprofit’s national network of affiliates.

Comcast NBCUniversal Recognized as a Top 50 Community-Minded Company

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Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, unveiled its “Civic 50” list on June 17th, and Comcast NBCUniversal was honored to be included.

The Civic 50 recognizes companies that are dedicated to using their time, skills and resources to positively impact their communities.

Comcast Launches Eye-Control For The Television

Xfinity X1 customers with physical disabilities can now use their eyes to change the channel, set a recording or search for a show.
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  1. In the U.S., more than 48 million people live with physical disabilities, making seemingly everyday tasks more difficult.
     
  2. X1 eye control allows viewers to change the channel, set a recording, search for a show and more, all with a glance.
     
  3. It uses a web page remote control that works seamlessly with existing eye gaze hardware and software, Sip-and-Puff switches and other assistive technologies. 
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  1. In the U.S., more than 48 million people live with physical disabilities, making seemingly everyday tasks more difficult.
     
  2. X1 eye control allows viewers to change the channel, set a recording, search for a show and more, all with a glance.
     
  3. It uses a web page remote control that works seamlessly with existing eye gaze hardware and software, Sip-and-Puff switches and other assistive technologies. 

We’ve Achieved 500,000 Environmentally-Friendly Volunteer Hours

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At Comcast, our employees are passionate about giving back to their communities and making the world a more sustainable and better place. Their commitment is a driving force behind our engagement and outreach efforts for sustainability, powering service projects like Comcast Cares Day, and all year-round.

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