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Working Together to Build Stronger Communities

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At Comcast, we’re not afraid to tackle some of society’s toughest challenges. All year long, our passionate employees and incredible nonprofit partners collaborate to create opportunities for more individuals and communities to thrive. Together, we’re removing barriers to success so everyone can live up to his or her fullest potential.

As a new year begins, we reflect below on some of the people and partners from 2019 who illustrate the positive difference we continue to try to make in the lives of millions of people every day.

Creating a Better World Through Business

Nandika Madgavkar, Senior Director, Strategy, CECP
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“Two heads are better than one,” is a proverb ascribed to a certain John Heywood in 1546. But, what if instead of two, it was six, or twelve? At CECP, we believe that businesses are a force for good and their collective wisdom will make the world a better place.

National PTA Launches ‘PTA Connected’ to Help Families Navigate the Digital World

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ —National PTA announced today the launch of PTA Connected, an initiative to educate and engage families in digital wellness, security, access, equity and literacy. The initiative formalizes and builds on the association’s work in the digital space in response to the growing needs and interest of parents nationwide. National PTA is launching PTA Connected with support from presenting and founding sponsor Symantec.

Connecting More Than 6 Million Low-Income Americans

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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. Comcast has expanded eligibility to nearly 1 million low-income veterans and has also released its seven-year progress report.
  2. In addition, Comcast has relaunched its online learning center with new digital literacy and internet safety tools and resources.
  3. U.S. Olympic gold medalists Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando will join a multi-city Internet Essentials tour.
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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. Comcast has expanded eligibility to nearly 1 million low-income veterans and has also released its seven-year progress report.
  2. In addition, Comcast has relaunched its online learning center with new digital literacy and internet safety tools and resources.
  3. U.S. Olympic gold medalists Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando will join a multi-city Internet Essentials tour.

HP Tracks Progress and Renews Commitment to the Planet, People and Communities in its 2017 Sustainable Impact Report

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Sustainability Impact is at the heart of HP’s reinvention journey, fueling the company’s innovation and growth, and strengthening HP’s business for the long term. It supports HP’s vision of creating technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere.

Among the progress announced in the 2017 Sustainable Impact Report:

Companies Taking a Stand for STEM Education at SXSW EDU

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In early March, educators, administrators, decision-makers and corporate representatives descended upon Austin, Texas for the eight annual SXSW EDU conference to discuss the current state of education, uncover gaps in the system and identify opportunities to solve some of its most pressing challenges.

Telstra Releases Bigger Picture 2017 Sustainability Report

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Telstra’s Bigger Picture 2017 Sustainability Report details the evolution of its sustainability strategy, and highlights a series of ‘firsts’ for Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company.

In FY17 Telstra released the first Australian Digital Inclusion Index, a vital information tool which maps the country’s digital divide. The Index is at the centre of Telstra’s long-running digital inclusion programs, and aims to inform efforts to bridge digital exclusion across Australia.

Using Technology for Good and Creating a Positive Apptitude

By Chris Boyer, Assistant Vice President of Public Policy, AT&T
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It wasn’t that long ago that computers were work-place only appliances, but today we (and our families) walk around with immensely powerful computers in our pockets. Our smartphones are powered by millions of apps and connected to a modern and mobile internet that enables us to do about, well, anything! These devices make it possible for us to connect with friends around the world, stay informed with the news anywhere, make payments, control the lights and temperature in our homes and even hail cars (which will soon be driven by computers as well).

Comcast Announces Six Time Olympic Medal Winner Jackie Joyner-Kersee To Serve As National Spokeswoman For Internet Essentials

Joyner-Kersee to participate in a national road show for the 2016 – 2017 academic year.
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August 9, 2016 /Philadelphia, PA /3BL Media/ - Comcast Corporation today announced Jackie Joyner-Kersee will serve as a national spokeswoman for Internet Essentials, the largest and most successful broadband adoption program in the country. Soon to kick off its sixth annual back-to-school season, Internet Essentials has helped close the digital divide for more than 600,000 families, benefitting 2.4 million low-income Americans.

An Ambassador For Digital Literacy

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One year ago, Comcast employee Trinity Thorpe-Lubneuski walked into the offices of a Philadelphia organization that provides physical and speech therapy for young children. She was there because two of her triplets needed help.

Eva, Eli and Jonah, now 3 ½, were born 7 weeks early, and her two sons were having difficulty with speech.

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