For the second consecutive year, Comcast has been named as an honoree of The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia. Presented by the Philadelphia Foundation in partnership with Points of Light and local partners, The Civic 50 recognizes the region’s most community-minded businesses and provides a benchmark for businesses that use their time, talent and resources to drive social impact.
“We believe in supporting and strengthening our local communities, starting in Philadelphia, the place we’ve called home for more than 50 years,” said Dennis Mathew, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Freedom Region. “Throughout the year, Comcast employees have worked to connect families to reliable internet service, help small businesses with cash assistance and valuable in-kind services, and volunteered alongside our local nonprofit partners. We’ll continue to work together to make sure our community members have the support and digital tools they need to strengthen our hometown.”
Modeled after the Points of Light’s national Civic 50 program, which named Comcast NBCUniversal to their annual Civic 50 list for the ninth consecutive year this year, the Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia honors employers across Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware based on four facets of their community engagement programs:
- Investment of resources
- Integration across business functions
- Institutionalization through policies and system
- Impact measurement
Comcast’s core values of integrity and respect have driven our community engagement across our business. Locally and nationally, our initiatives include:
- PHLConnectED, which connected students of the School District of Philadelphia to free, reliable internet service.
- Project UP, Comcast’s $1 billion commitment to reach tens of millions of people over the next 10 years with the tools, resources, and skills needed to succeed in a digital world.
- Comcast RISE, which uplifts small businesses owned by people of color and women through Investment Fund grants and in-kind marketing and technology support.
- Partnerships with Philadelphia organizations like Coded by Kids and Philadelphia Youth Network, which work to advance digital equity.
- Our commitment to launch 1,000 new Lift Zones nationally in 2021, equipping community centers across the nation with WiFi and technology, and providing safe places for students and families to get online.
The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia honorees were officially recognized at a celebratory event on June 23rd in Conshohocken.
The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia assessment is administered by True Impact, a company specializing in helping organizations maximize and measure their social and business value, and consists of quantitative and multiple-choice questions that inform the scoring process.
Click here to learn more about The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia and honorees.
Check out photos from the recent launch of Team UP, Comcast’s always-on, 365-days-a-year effort that provides opportunities for Comcast employees to further their involvement in local communities. The name Team UP underscores that the company’s work has the greatest reach when employees work together as a team. It also aligns with Project UP, Comcast’s initiative to build a future of unlimited possibilities: