Alongside employees, community leaders and elected officials, Comcast hosted an event in honor of its community partners and their efforts to close the digital divide through trainings, mentorship opportunities and job readiness programs.
Representatives from Latino Memphis, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mid-South, the Urban League of Memphis and the United Way of the Mid-South were in attendance and received Comcast Foundation grants totaling $130,000. The five grants will support technology initiatives aimed at expanding digital literacy and conquering the digital divide, and continued education for local youth in the Memphis area.
“At the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis the kids are engaged in new technology initiatives through the My.Future program that makes learning fun for them,” said Mandy Powell, Vice President of Development. “We are very appreciative of the partnership with Comcast and the support received.”
“Every day we are working to bridge the gap between the social inequalities and short falls that are experienced by the families and children in our program,” said Susan George, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mid-South. “Thank you Comcast and the Comcast Foundation for providing grant funds and supporting our programs throughout the year.”
“Comcast and the United Way has a long partnership history; and, we are very thankful for it,” said Lori Robertson, Chief Communications and Engagement Officer, United Way Mid-South. “Thank you to the Comcast employees who work so hard annually raising funds to support the life-changing programs of the United Way.”