16 California Schools & Community Centers to Receive Volunteer Makeovers as Part of 16th Annual “Comcast Cares Day”

Comcast Foundation to award $25,000 to the Asian Pacific American Heritage Foundation

LIVERMORE, Calif.--()--On Saturday, April 22nd, more than 5,000 California Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer to improve schools and community centers throughout California and the nation as part of the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day.

“Asian Pacific American Heritage Youth Education Project”

This year, volunteers will be beautifying various sites in California including:

  • Livermore: UNIDOS – Comcast’s Latino employee resource group – will be painting a mural of the world that celebrates unity and diversity and highlights the school’s Pillars of Success at Junction Avenue K-8 School
  • Sacramento: Landscaping the front of West Campus High School, repainting the basketball court lines, cleaning out the planter areas and adding fresh bark and plants.
  • Oakland: Creating a bee pollinator garden at Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center
  • Fresno: Building strawberry planter boxes, a bunny run and chicken coop, filling a sand box for the Dino Dig area and weatherizing a 400 ft. fence at the Discovery Center
  • San Francisco: Creating and painting a mural that will be part of the “Asian Pacific American Heritage Youth Education Project” presented in partnership with the APA Heritage Foundation and the Community Youth Center with award-winning Bay area artist and community activist, Dave Young Kim. A number of local and state government officials will attend, alongside Comcast executives including David L. Cohen, Comcast’s Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Sam Schwartz, Chief Business Development Officer and Martha Soehren, Senior Vice President, Chief Talent Development Officer. A $25,000 donation will be given to the Asian Pacific American Heritage Foundation for the creation of the “Asian Pacific American Heritage Youth Education Project”.

“As we celebrate our 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, we are so proud to partner with more than a dozen local organizations to give back in our community,” said John Gauder, Regional Vice President of Comcast California. “It’s truly amazing what’s possible when more than 5,000 California volunteers donate their time to make a difference in the lives of others. I’m inspired by the community’s response to Comcast Cares Day, and am so thankful for the participants who help to make this effort a success today and throughout the year.”

Throughout California, Comcast employees will be joined by local affiliates from Reading & Beyond, Open Heart Kitchen, Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project, City Year Sacramento and San Jose, Self Help for the Elderly, El Concilio de San Joaquin County and Organization for Chinese Americans (OCA).

Comcast Cares Day is the culmination of Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment to volunteerism that began when the company was founded more than 50 years ago. From using technology to create positive change, such as wiring community centers and libraries and teaching digital literacy skills, to mentoring youth and beautifying parks, Comcast NBCUniversal employees volunteer on this day, and throughout the year, to make a lasting impact. This year, Comcast expects more than 100,000 volunteers to participate in approximately 900 projects across the country and around the world. To date, volunteers have contributed nearly five million volunteer hours at 7,700 projects since Comcast Cares Day began in 2001.

The Comcast Foundation will also provide grants to local community partner organizations across the country on behalf of everyone who volunteers on Comcast Cares Day. The grants will help Comcast’s community partners continue their mission of serving the community throughout the year. To date, the Comcast Foundation has awarded more than $20 million in grants to local non-profit organizations who have served as partners on Comcast Cares Day.

For more information on Comcast NBCUniversal volunteer and community investment initiatives, visit www.comcast.com/community.

2017 “Comcast Cares Day” Sites in California

Fremont       Holy Spirit School
Livermore Junction Avenue K-8 School
Oakland Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center
Vacaville Kairos Public School Vacaville Academy
Stockton Tyler Skills Elementary School
Modesto Franklin Elementary School
Olivehurst Yuba Gardens Intermediate School
Sacramento West Campus High School
Milpitas Milpitas High School
San Jose Glider Elementary School
Santa Cruz Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County
Salinas Kammann Elementary School
San Francisco Sutro Elementary School
Santa Maria Adam Elementary School
Los Banos San Luis High School
Fresno The Discovery Center

Additionally, Comcast will once again fold in the broad support and amplification of Global Citizen and Red Nose Day, organizations aiming to end extreme poverty globally and in the United States. These organizations use the universal language of music and entertainment as a vehicle to engage people around the world to make a difference. By amplifying our support of these initiatives on Comcast Cares Day, Comcast NBCUniversal is providing additional ways to help drive positive change in our communities.

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

About the Comcast Foundation

The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified nonprofit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities—expanding digital literacy, promoting community service, and building tomorrow’s leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $195 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/community.


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