Comcast NBCUniversal ranked No. 7 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2022.
Comcast has awarded $1 million to Heights Philadelphia as the education nonprofit’s Founding Inveniam Equity Technology Partner.
The investment will support Heights in its vision to help all Philadelphia students graduate high school and achieve economic mobility through success in college and in the workforce.
“As a media and technology company that is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, we understand the inequities and barriers students of color face when pursuing an education and career in an increasingly digital workforce,” said Dalila Wilson-Scott, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation and President, Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation.
By providing opportunities for Black, Brown and first-generation college students in Philadelphia through Heights, Comcast will also help create a pipeline of diverse talent for the technology field.
“The City of Philadelphia has been long challenged by the issue of generational poverty, which cannot be tackled alone,” said Sean E. Vereen, Ed.D., co-president, Heights. “When partners like Comcast join our network and invest in our young people, we make a stronger and more equitable city. With this grant, our students will not only be able to see themselves in computer and tech related careers, but they will also be able to take advantage of opportunities created by Heights to find them. We need other companies to follow Comcast’s lead and invest in pathways to economic mobility for the city’s young people.”