Grant supported leadership training for teen girls
PITTSBURGH – APRIL 2, 2018 – The Comcast Foundation announced today that it awarded a $10,000 grant to YWCA Wheeling in 2017. The grant helped grow the impact of programs supported by the Comcast Foundation’s mission to empower communities to thrive by providing access to technology, relevant digital skills and training, and inspiring volunteerism, service and leadership.
The Foundation supported YWCA Wheeling’s Youth Board Leadership Challenge Retreat, a hands-on leadership training for high school-age girls. “The program focused on helping participants learn team building and leadership skills; participate in activities led by subject matter experts in STEM, digital literacy, and communication; and successfully navigate teens social issues ranging from preventing online bullying and managing online social reputations to preparing online resumes,” said Lori Jones, executive director, YWCA Wheeling.
“Comcast is proud to award these grants to our partner organizations to connect and strengthen the communities we serve,” said Lisa Birmingham, vice president of external and government affairs for Comcast’s Keystone Region. “Thanks to the tireless and extremely important work of these nonprofit organizations, our region is a better place to call home.”
Including Comcast’s support in West Virginia, the Comcast Foundation donated $21 million in 2017 to nonprofit organizations in the communities it serves nationwide. 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.