Funds will go toward the foundation’s Youth in Robotics program
(Nashville, Tenn.): December 6, 2021 – Comcast today announced it has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Hispanic Family Foundation in Nashville. The grant will support the organization’s Youth in Robotics program.
The Youth in Robotics program engages students ages 13 to 17 in classes focusing on robotics, programming and coding. The program includes two-week sessions in Summer and Fall. The grant will support the purchase of program materials and robotics kits. The funds will also be used to hire a trained instructor and support salaries as part of this program.
“We are proud to support the Hispanic Family Foundation and their efforts in strengthening the Hispanic community in Nashville,” said Jason Gumbs, Regional Senior Vice President at Comcast. “We are excited to be able to fund a program which helps uplift youth in Nashville with a focus on technology and robotics.”
The Hispanic Family Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for Hispanic families in Middle Tennessee. The organization works through their pillars of Economic, Education, Social Services, Advocacy and Culture to provide programs that strengthen the Nashville Hispanic community.
In addition to the grants from the Comcast Foundation, Comcast also responds to community needs through local sponsorships and in-kind support, such as airing public service announcements, employee volunteerism, and providing technology equipment and services to organizations across the country.
The Comcast Foundation continues to build on its efforts through expanding access to technology to promote digital inclusion, helping individuals build skills for the digital economy, and encouraging innovation and entrepreneurialism.
In 2020, Comcast announced its commitment to $50,000 in grants and more than 700 laptops to Tennessee community organizations. Comcast has and continues to support local Tennessee initiatives including technology upgrades for veterans’ housing, senior companion programs, a Comcast “Lift Zone” computer lab, tele-health programs for older adults and adult digital literacy training.