09/27/2010
Behind the Scenes
Comcast awards Need in Deed grants totaling $125,000

Funds support training teachers in Philadelphia schools

We recently learned that Comcast will be giving Need in Deed a total of $125,000 – $100,000 as part of Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit, and $25,000 from the Comcast Foundation.

The awards were made to support our service-learning work in under-resourced Philadelphia schools – both traditional public schools and charter schools.

For the past two years Comcast employees have participated in NID’s Classroom Partnership program – a way in which employees can support a local NID classroom that is working to affect positive change around a community problem students have identified.

Comcast’s gift will allow us to support teachers throughout the District and in our charter school consortium – impacting the lives of close to 1,600 students in grades 3 through 8.

These grants are made from the Comcast Foundation in recognition of Comcast’s commitment to the communities where its customers and employees live and work. Since its founding in 1999, the Comcast Foundation has distributed more than $77 million in cash support of programs implemented locally in Comcast communities.