We’re delighted to announce that Comcast NBCUniversal has once again been named one of the top companies in America for workforce diversity by Fortune and the Great Place to Work Institute, a global people analytics and consulting firm. Yesterday, the magazine published its prestigious “Best Workplaces for Diversity” list placing Comcast NBCUniversal #2 in the nation.
In this issue: Pro bono for disaster preparedness, getting past the myth of "not enough time," and more
Pro Bono Supporting Communities at Home and Abroad
In this edition of the Advisory Services newsletter, we share examples of how pro bono can help communities around the globe prepare for natural disasters. We discuss how to engage even your busiest employees in pro bono service. And we look at a pro bono program model that began in the U.S. and has been replicated successfully abroad.
Later this week, tens of thousands of Comcast and NBCUniversal employees, and their friends and families, along with hundreds of nonprofit organizations, will join hands to drive positive change in the communities we serve during the 17th annual Comcast Cares Day.
Many volunteers will paint schools and community centers, clean parks and playgrounds, and sort and stock food and clothing to be shared with children and families in local communities.
In less than a month, Comcast NBCUniversal volunteers will lend a hand in support of communities around the world where we live and work during the 17th annual Comcast Cares Day on Saturday, April 21. Giving back is a value we embrace throughout the entire year, but on Comcast Cares Day we leverage our relationship with hundreds of partners large and small, to make change happen and broaden our reach. Last year alone, more than 100,000 employees participated in events in more than 20 different countries.
#ShareATree social media campaign engages viewers to select and share trees to support the campaign through the holiday season
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The Arbor Day Foundation is partnering with NBCUniversal for the ninth annual "Green Is Universal" holiday campaign. NBCUniversal will support tree-planting efforts to promote recovery in disaster-stricken areas brought on by the 2017 hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. As part of the partnership, NBCUniversal has committed to placing 25,000 trees in the hands of homeowners in the affected areas.
Comcast NBCUniversal continues to support founders from all backgrounds through Black & Brown Founders partnership
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.
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.
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.”