Thankful Thursday: Comcast

Each week, City Year San José/Silicon Valley will thank a person or organization for inspiring us in our service. This week we thank Comcast for sponsoring City Year Opening Days all across the country.

It’s no secret that the work we do is challenging.  In order to change the lives of our students and give them the education they need to succeed, we need a lot of support. 

Since 2001, a large source of support has been Comcast, one of the world’s leading media, entertainment and communications companies. Over the past 10 years, Comcast has partnered with City Year to provide volunteers and financial contributions to help meet the needs of students, families, neighborhoods and communities. 

Beach Pace introduces Ralph Martinez of Comcast during Opening Day 2010

Comcast has supported City Year through a generous investment of more than $75 million to help recruit corps members and get them the training and supplies they need for the classroom.

Locally Comcast has sponsored and participated in our annual gala, Starry Starry Night as well as graduation and Comcast Career Day.

During the career day corps members get resume and interviewing advice from Comcast human resources professionals who work to prepare them for life after their “city year.”

Tomorrow Comcast will sponsor City Year’s Opening Day event at all 21 sites. We are lucky to have Lorena Hernandez, Comcast California Director, Community Investment joining us as a speaker as corps members pledge a year of full-time service to the Silicon Valley community.

Thank you Comcast for your support.  We appreciate your continued commitment to education and the improvement of our local community.  Here’s to another great year of service.  Let’s build the leaders of tomorrow together.

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