Recently, Comcast and Internet Essentials announced a partnership with the Tejano Center for Community Concerns to bring a WiFi-Connected “Lift Zone” to the campus to provide a safe space for families to participate in educational opportunities and the digital economy.
“I’m passionate about de-stigmatizing mental health in the Black community,” says DeShawn Williams, a licensed clinical social worker. “We don’t want to be seen as weak. No one wants to say, ‘I have a problem.’” Providing Black youth and families in Portland with mental health counseling is the mission of his business, R.A.A.P. Counseling and Consulting.
NBCUniversal News Group launched NBCU Academy, a new, innovative, multiplatform journalism training and development program for four-year university and community college students through education, on-campus training and online programming.
The initiative includes a curated onsite curriculum for hands-on learning experience with world-class NBCU News Group journalists, funding for accredited journalism programs and scholarships.
Giveaway encourages multigenerational connection as part of national NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises campaign
Telemundo 44, in partnership with Comcast’s Internet Essentials program and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, celebrated Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) on January 6 and presented 200 free laptops to families who are served by the nonprofit Latin American Youth Center (LAYC), which serves over 4,000 youth and families through youth centers, school-based sites and public charter schools in the District of Columbia
Comcast will serve as a founding corporate partner, helping Per Scholas to expand training sites and prepare 1,000 diverse learners for careers in technology through remote training
PHILADELPHIA, December 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Comcast NBCUniversal today announced a $1 million commitment to national tech training nonprofit Per Scholas to scale its remote operations and train 1,000 learners — 87% of whom are people of color, 30% women, and 60% with no degree beyond high school — for in-demand technology jobs. The partnership will enable Per Scholas to provide tuition-free training remotely to diverse talent in 10 U.S. markets, with programs in IT support, software engineering, cyber security, and cloud support.
Executives from Comcast Corporation and Comcast’s Western New England Region, which serves 300 communities in Connecticut, Vermont, western Massachusetts, western New Hampshire and New York, recently held a virtual summit on the topic of veterans to raise awareness of the impact the digital divide has on them. As part of the event, Comcast also announced several donations worth more than $220,000 to support digital inclusion efforts in Connecticut, Vermont and western Massachusetts.
MIAMI, November 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Surdna Foundation and Comcast NBCUniversal announced today over $2 million in investments to support the Center for Black Innovation’s mission to increase Black entrepreneurship in Miami and throughout the nation.
Previously known as Code Fever Miami, the center will provide startup and investor education for Black tech entrepreneurs in cities across the nation.
November 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Today, Comcast NBCUniversal joined the Reboot Representation Tech Coalition as an Executive-level partner as the Coalition works towards its goal of doubling the number of Black, Latina, and Native American women graduating with computing bachelor’s degrees by 2025.
As a global media and technology company, Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment to addressing systemic barriers and racial justice in tech is impactful.
By Anthony Biggs I Special to the USA TODAY NETWORK
Following my years of service, I transitioned to an entry-level position in the telecommunications industry. Despite not having direct experience, the skills I learned in the military certainly helped get me where I am today. But I can tell you that it wasn’t always an easy transition. Veterans entering corporate America from the military need and deserve additional support to help them through.