Comcast Grants $4.5 Million to Advance Economic Opportunity

Comcast NBCUniversal ranked No. 13 on the Fair360 2023 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list.


Comcast announced a $4.5 million, three-year grant to Per Scholas, a nonprofit with a mission to advance economic equity through tech training and career building.

The funding will help over 10,000 adults across 15 markets launch new tech careers, empowering underrepresented and low-income individuals. The grant aims to help individuals earn a collective $450 million in new wages.

The grant will also support Per Scholas’s expansion to three new markets needing skilled technologists for digital economies.

“The key to closing the digital divide goes beyond just mere access to the Internet,” said Dalila Wilson-Scott, EVP and Chief Diversity Officer for Comcast Corporation & President of the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation. “With nearly one-third of U.S. workers lacking the basic digital skills needed to function and compete in our increasingly digital job market, we need urgent focus on digital literacy and technical skilling — particularly in communities of color. ”

The partnership between Per Scholas and Comcast has resulted in more than 2,500 trained learners across a dozen markets since 2021, empowering nearly 1,700 graduates to launch tech careers.

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