Close up: Comcast
Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company. Comcast Cable is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings.
Nearly 7,000 Comcast employees call Colorado home, and serve more than 800,000 customers across the state. Last year, Comcast contributed more than $18 million in financial and in-kind resources to more than 200 community organizations in Colorado, including Young Americans. Among the Comcast programs providing opportunities for Colorado families is Internet Essentials. This program makes low-cost home broadband service available to qualifying families with at least one child eligible for the National School Lunch Program. Internet Essentials has connected more than 1.4 million low-income Americans, or 350,000 families, to the Internet at home, including more than 17,000 Colorado families.
Comcast and Young Americans
Comcast has been a Young Americans partner for more than ten years, providing financial and in-kind resources to support a variety of programs including International Towne, Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs and Send-a-School, which enables sponsors to send low-income schools to experience our programs. This past year Comcast was presenting sponsor of our 2014 fundraiser, the Leadership Luncheon, and recently became the shop sponsor for the TV Station in Young AmeriTowne. Comcast also has donated air time to feature television spots promoting our programs and the need for community support.
Rich Jennings, Comcast’s Senior Vice President of the Mile High Region, has also given us the gift of his time by serving as board chair for our non-profit. His passion for equipping Colorado’s youth with money skills for life is undeniable. We can’t thank him enough for his service on our board.
Comcast has been instrumental in the expansion and enhancement of our financial education programming over the past ten years. The company is invested in fostering Colorado’s future workforce and entrepreneurial leaders, and we can’t thank them enough for their support and partnership.