Comcast Donates $2.2M to City Year


Comcast Corp. pledged $2.2 million to Boston-based national youth-service organization City Year Inc., the two parties announced Wednesday.

City Year said in a prepared statement that it “unites a diverse corps of young adults, ages 17-24, for a demanding year of full-time community service, leadership development and civic engagement.”

The three-year commitment, to be funded through The Comcast Foundation, represents a $1 million increase over the MSO’s initial grant to City Year in 2002.

It will fund an expansion of the group’s “Leadership Training Programs” at its 15 sites nationwide as Comcast becomes the organization's “National Leadership Development and Training Partner.”

Comcast will also continue its in-kind commitment to City Year, providing free airtime and production of public-service announcements that increase awareness of its programs and mission.

“Over the past two years, Comcast has shown great commitment to City Year and its mission," City Year CEO Alan Khazei said in a prepared statement. “We are very pleased that Comcast is expanding its investment in the work of City Year and its corps members.”

“City Year and Comcast share a strong commitment to public service and motivating young people to achieve their full potential," Comcast chairman and CEO Brian L. Roberts said in a prepared statement. “By enabling our youth to be more responsible citizens today and more effective leaders for the future, City Year is making a positive difference in communities all across the country, and we are proud to partner with them in this effort.”