Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Comcast NBCUniversal: An Update on Our Continued Progress and Our $100 Million Commitment
Comcast is excited to share an update on our longstanding commitment to DE&I including our $100M commitment to advance social justice and equality penned by Dalila Wilson-Scott, our Chief Diversity Officer. Building on a decade of hard work, our teams were able to mobilize quickly to accelerate our work, expand our impact and develop new programmatic initiatives.
We hope you’ll take a moment to read her blog and explore the new Our Impact page, a comprehensive look at the program and initiatives underway across our organization. In particular, I wanted to make sure that you are aware of some of our key programs impacting our community:
- Last summer, we announced a multiyear program to launch more than 1,000 Lift Zones in community centers across the country in partnership with nonprofit partners and city leaders. We recently announced plans to accelerate those efforts and I’m proud to share that we have already installed hundreds of Lift Zones across the country – including more than 75 in Greater Philadelphia, New Jersey and northern Delaware.
- Since last year, we’ve committed more than $40 million in cash to education and equity-focused partners that share our goal of advancing social justice and equality, including Per Scholas, Coded by Kids, Center for Black Innovation, Inner-City Arts, and BUILD.org.
- We’re excited to have launched Black Experience on Xfinity – a first-of-its kind destination of Black entertainment, movies, TV shows, news, and more – endorsed by the African American Film Critics Association.
- We’ve opened applications to the Comcast RISE Investment Fund – the latest extension of the Comcast RISE – which will provide $1 million in grants to one hundred Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned, small businesses in Philadelphia and Chester. Applications are being accepted now through March 14th.