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.
Today, our company begins its recognition of National Veterans and Military Families Month. November is a special time at Comcast NBCUniversal when we celebrate our commitment to building an inclusive workplace for military community employees while also taking extra care to show our gratitude to military customers and communities.
Select members of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s Fellowship Program thought they were simply tuning in to this morning’s TODAY Show segment to celebrate military caregivers. However, co-anchors, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Craig Melvin, and Carson Daly had bigger plans. They surprised each of this year’s 225 Fellows with a free laptop and a year of free Internet Essentials service for eligible families.
Originally featured in The Portland Business Journal
By Andy Giegerich
For Comcast, corporate philanthropy can consist of three simple steps: ready, set and, of course, action.
The notion is especially apparent in the giant media company’s (it employs nearly 200,000 workers nationwide) support of the Future Filmmakers program, in which it supports Portland Film Festival and Boys and Girls Clubs of the Portland Metropolitan Area.