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Volunteers From Unidosus And COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL Join Forces To Beautify Communities, Mentor Students, Give Back Across The Country

Hundreds of Volunteers from Local Unidos Affiliates to Participate in Projects as Part of 17th Annual Comcast Cares Day

April 20, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – UnidosUS, (formerly the National Council of La Raza) and Comcast NBCUniversal will team up tomorrow, Saturday, April 21, to activate projects across the country as part of the 17th annual Comcast Cares Day, a companywide celebration of its year-round commitment to service in the community. Together, UnidosUS and Comcast NBCUniversal employees, their families and friends, will volunteer their time at nearly 30 projects with local UnidosUS affiliates and community organizations.

This is the 12th consecutive year that UnidosUS, the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization, will partner with Comcast NBCUniversal on this annual day of service. Efforts will range from painting classrooms to expanding community gardens to mentoring high school youth and preparing them to apply to college. They will join more than 100,000 volunteers who are serving at more than 1,000 Comcast Cares Day project across the country and around the globe. These projects include:

  • AAMA / Sanchez Charter School (Houston, TX) - More than 200 volunteers will deep clean school rooms, auditorium and gymnasium areas, furniture, and fixtures; clean and do light repair work in computer labs; and pick up trash from around the school campus.
  • Congreso de Latinos Unidos (Philadelphia, PA) - More than 100 volunteers will spruce up the facilities and charter school by cleaning outdoor spaces, mulching and planting, making improvements to the community garden, and painting inside the facility.
  • CLUES (Minneapolis, MN) - Approximately two dozen volunteers will serve as Mentors for the Day as part of the Youth in Action - YA! Program. YA! is a college readiness and mentorship program focused on guiding students through the process of applying to college.

“For more than a decade, we have been proud to be a part of Comcast Cares Day,” said Janet Murguia, President and CEO of UnidosUS. “This day represents a year-long, national partnership that helps ensure millions of Hispanic Americans are supported through a variety of programs and services.”

“UnidosUS plays an important role in promoting civil rights, civic engagement, access to education, and much more for Latino communities,” said David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast Corporation. “The organization remains a valuable partner on Comcast Cares Day and throughout the year to make a positive impact in Hispanic communities across the country.” Cohen also serves as the Chair of the UnidosUS Corporate Board of Advisors.

This year, Comcast Cares Day will engage its 1 millionth volunteer as more than 100,000 employees, their family, and friends will work alongside local community partners at hundreds of project sites across the U.S. and around the globe. Since 2001, Comcast has given more than $5 billion in cash and in-kind contributions to support nonprofit organizations and other charitable partners across the country.

UnidosUS’s Affiliates provide programs and services to millions of Hispanic Americans and uses their expertise to give voice to issues facing Latinos. Through their work, these nonprofits provide educational tools for children and adults, prepare workers to enter the labor force, facilitate the integration of immigrants into schools and the workforce, register people to vote, provide health services, help families purchase and stay in their homes, and promote policies that support the well-being of Latino families.

About UnidosUS

UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels. For 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our country stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit www.unidosus.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the Xfinity brand. 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.

Contact:
Enrique Chaurand
echaurand@unidosus.org
(202) 776-1784