Grant supported digital literacy initiative for youth
PITTSBURGH – MARCH 16, 2018 – The Comcast Foundation announced today that it awarded a $10,000 grant to Mountaineer Boys and Girls Club in Morgantown 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 provided support to Mountaineer Boys and Girls Club for My.Future, a new technology initiative for youth. “My.Future provides members with foundational technology skills and interest activities, giving staff members the ability to award digital badges to members who complete activities, said Dennis Poluga, executive director, Mountaineer Boys and Girls Club.
“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 government and regulatory 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.