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2014-08-27 16:27:46

Internet Essentials Kicks Off Back to School Season in Boston with Nationwide, Complimentary Six-Month Offer, Discounted Computers and Free Digital Literacy Training for Eligible Families BOSTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve Hackley, Senior Vice President of Comcast's Greater Boston Region was joined today by City of Boston Chief of Health and Human Services Felix Arroyo and Boston Celtics Rookie Marcus Smart to officially kick off Internet Essentials, Comcast's innovative broadband...

2014-07-24 23:07:57

Marks Third Year Supporting Easter Seals Assistive Technology Programs to Improve Quality of Life for Individuals with Disabilities Nationwide Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Easter Seals, in partnership with the Comcast Foundation, today announced that Easter Seals programs in six locations nationwide will receive $25,000 each as the 2014-2015 recipients of the Comcast Assistive Technology Grant Fund. Established in 2012, the fund empowers individuals living with disabilities by...

2014-06-11 16:29:29

Students from San Francisco and Inglewood Win $10,000 Founders Scholarships While 20 Seniors Receive New Laptop Computers at State Capitol SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast joined with hundreds of students and their families in a celebration of education on the steps of the California State Capitol today, announcing the 191 California high school seniors who have won a 2014 Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship, and then presented each student attendee...

2014-04-26 12:21:40

American Red Cross, Kids Against Hunger, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club among partner organizations benefitting from nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer event PLYMOUTH, Mich., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, April 26, nearly 3,000 local Comcast employees, their families and friends, along with local community partners, came together to "make change happen" as they volunteered to improve several community organizations as part of the company's 13(th)...

2014-03-26 12:33:43

Annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program Recognizes Students' Leadership Skills, Academic Achievement and Commitment to Community Service BALTIMORE, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, has awarded scholarships to 101 Maryland high school seniors through its annual Leaders and Achievers(®) Scholarship Program. The program, one of the Comcast...

2014-03-26 08:25:02

LONGMONT, Colo., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today announced the Comcast Foundation has donated $2 million in airtime on Comcast's Xfinity cable TV system to run First Nations' public service announcements (PSAs) during June and July 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140212/DC63440LOGO This is the second year that the Comcast Foundation has made a significant contribution of broadcast time for First Nations'...

2014-02-06 12:29:48

Grants to Support Programs Focused on Community Service, Digital Literacy and Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders EXTON, Pa., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty nonprofit organizations in Comcast's Keystone Region have been awarded a total of $591,000 in grants from the Comcast Foundation to support programs focused on community service, digital literacy and empowering tomorrow's leaders. Comcast's Keystone Region includes portions of northeastern, central and western Pennsylvania, the Maryland...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.