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Comcast RISE to Award $5 Million in Grants to Small Businesses

Press Release

NEW YORK, February 9, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Comcast today announced the Comcast RISE Investment Fund, providing $5 million dollars of grants to hundreds of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned, small businesses.

Comcast RISE Awards 200 Black-Owned, Small Businesses Across Greater Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware With Marketing and Technology Resources and Makeovers

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Independent small businesses are the backbone of our communities, and right now, more than ever, small businesses are hurting. This is especially true for Black-owned businesses, who have been among the hardest hit by the pandemic, according to a recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Comcast RISE Awards More Than 50 Small Black-Owned Chicago-Area Businesses with Marketing and Technology Resources

Multi-year program opens eligibility to small businesses owned by black, indigenous and people of color
Press Release

January 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Comcast today announced more than 50 Black-owned small businesses in the Chicago area have been selected among the first round of Comcast RISE award recipients. The Chicago-area recipients are among more than 700 businesses nationally that will receive consulting, media and creative production services from Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, or technology upgrades from Comcast Business, based on their specific needs.

Celebrating MLK Day Through Reflection, Recommitment and Volunteerism

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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. The recently announced NBCU Academy, a $6 million partnership with 12 universities and five community colleges, will work to invest in the future of journalism.
  2. Comcast is keeping customers connected by offering 60 days of free Internet service through Internet Essentials for eligible customers in low-income households and creating 1,000+ LIFT Zones for distance learning.
  3. Comcast is partnering with Mural Arts Philadelphia and City Year New York to paint and install murals focused on uplifting Black women by celebrating their achievements, contributions, and leadership.
Press Release

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. The recently announced NBCU Academy, a $6 million partnership with 12 universities and five community colleges, will work to invest in the future of journalism.
  2. Comcast is keeping customers connected by offering 60 days of free Internet service through Internet Essentials for eligible customers in low-income households and creating 1,000+ LIFT Zones for distance learning.
  3. Comcast is partnering with Mural Arts Philadelphia and City Year New York to paint and install murals focused on uplifting Black women by celebrating their achievements, contributions, and leadership.

Minority Small Businesses in Utah Get Help From Comcast Amid Pandemic Economic Woes

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Three years ago, ManCave owner Marcus Johnson began his foray into entrepreneurism, opening a barbershop in Layton.

But COVID-19 struck, and small businesses like his in Utah and across the U.S. entered a fight for survival amid the coronavirus pandemic, which impacted minority-owned enterprises disproportionally.

Meet LaJoy

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Families everywhere are depending on an internet connection to learn and work from home. Since 2011, Internet Essentials has connected millions of families from low-income homes to low-cost, high-speed internet. Hear from customers about how the program has made an impact on their lives at a time when it matters most.

Comcast and Internet Essentials Partner to Help the Tejano Center Bridge the Digital Divide

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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.

R.A.A.P. and RISE: Supporting People of Color Struggling With Mental Health Issues

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“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 Launches NBCU Academy, Offering Training to Universities and Community Colleges

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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.

Telemundo 44 and Comcast Present Latin American Youth Center with 200 Laptops & Complimentary Internet Essentials Service for Families

Giveaway encourages multigenerational connection as part of national NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises campaign
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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

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