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Comcast in our Community
At Comcast, we have a deep commitment to serving the communities where we live and work. We believe that one of the most important investments we can make as citizens is to support our community through local partnerships and sponsored events.
Comcast Community Investment is:
- Supporting Education
- Diversity Investment
- Supporting Literacy Efforts
- Volunteerism in our Communities
- Youth Development
What We Do and How We Do It
We make every effort to select community outreach programs that will make a significant impact to each of our communities; we do this through Comcast Foundation grants and local marketing sponsorships, in-kind donations of products and services and public service announcements. Comcast has supported a number of grassroots and annual community projects such as:
Comcast Cares Day -- During Comcast's annual company-wide day of service, more than 3,000 Comcast employees volunteer to help make 16 California schools cleaner, brighter, safer environments for children to learn. To find out how you can participate at a local Comcast Cares Day project, email Comcast_CACommunications@cable.comcast.com.
Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program -- In 2005, Comcast awarded $82,000 worth of scholarships to California high-school seniors. In 2011, more than $195,000 was awarded. Since 2008 high school seniors have been awarded their scholarships at the California State Capitol by State Superintendent of Instruction Jack O' Connell and other special guests, including Senator Pro tem Darrell Steinberg and Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes. The Leaders and Achievers Capitol Ceremony will return to the Capitol each June.
Hometown Heroes- The "Hometown Heroes" partnership is between the Bay Area News Group and Comcast. The signature project aims to highlight people in the local community that are remarkable individuals, encourage volunteerism in the community, and raise visibility of nonprofits and key causes in the community. The "Hometown Hero" Partnership is designed to recognize individuals in the Bay Area that are making a positive impact in our community, yet go unrecognized. Read more about Hometown Heroes at: http://www.insidebayarea.com/hometownheroes.
Comcast Community Partners- Comcast launched the Comcast Community Partners program to assist 501c3 non-profit organizations that supply vital services to our community with discounted Business Class Voice, Business Class Internet and Business Class TV services. Comcast is always working to improve the quality of life in local communities where our customers and employees live and work, and the Comcast Community Partners program is a natural extension of our community investment efforts.
This program gives 501c3 non-profit organizations in Comcast's serviceable areas, technology solutions that save time, increase productivity and offer more value for less. Our discount program gives nonprofit entities, including churches, the ability to have an even greater impact. Our everyday low price is not a promotional offering it starts low and stays low.
Qualification Requirements for Comcast Community Partners:
o Type I
o Type II
o Functionally Integrated Type III
To learn more about Comcast Community Partners, email Comcast_CACommunications@cable.comcast.com and a Business Services Representative will contact you to discuss products and pricing.
Comcast Foundation Community Grants include:
· Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project
· Cybermill Technology Center
· Greater Sacramento Urban League
· Center for Training & Careers (CTC)
· Fresno Boys & Girls Clubs
· Santa Cruz Boys & Girls Clubs
· United Way
If you have any questions about Comcast California's Community Affairs, please contact:Lorena Hernandez- Regional Director of Communications at: Lorena_Hernandez@cable.comcast.com or (925) 766-4758