Comcast NBCUniversal Recognized for Tackling Social Challenges
By Dalila Wilson-Scott
Today, we are proud to be recognized for the fifth straight year as one of the country’s most community-minded companies by The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. The Civic 50 highlights public and private companies that have demonstrated leadership in both their investment, as well as their measurable impact in communities across the United States.
This recognition coincides with the release of our 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, which shares some of the meaningful ways that Comcast NBCUniversal is addressing society’s most profound social challenges.
In our report, we highlight our longstanding belief in the power of technology. We know that being able to access technology, attain basic computer literacy education, and develop a substantive set of in-demand digital and leadership skills is essential to the pursuit of economic opportunity. To date, Comcast’s Internet Essentials program has connected more than 4 million low-income Americans to the power of the internet in their homes. To complement that effort, we have also touched over 5 million people through various training and education programs designed to develop digital proficiency and prepare individuals to compete in the 21st century economy.
Comcast NBCUniversal seeks out partners that share these values and are committed to positive change. We have highlighted several of these changemakers in our report including Felicia Hatcher, leader of Code Fever in Miami, or and City Year alumnus, Dan Foley, who is now running the quickly-expanding City Year Jacksonville. We are honored to count them as partners and applaud their dedication to our communities.
We also are consistently amazed by the unwavering commitment of Comcast’s own changemakers, our very own employees. Service is at the heart of who we are as a company, and has been since our founding 55 years ago. This April, I was proud to be one of the record-breaking 115,000-plus volunteers who turned out for Comcast Cares Day to support over 1,200 projects in 23 countries around the world. We also celebrated engaging our millionth volunteer since this great company tradition began in 2001.
I invite you to learn more about the visionary changemakers we have the privilege of working with – and to celebrate the people, programs, and partners who are helping to create more opportunity for all.