The Walter Kaitz Foundation announced several new initiatives Tuesday evening
designed to promote diversity in the cable and broadband industries.
One is a new Diversity Summit, due in May, foundation president Art Torres
That diversity-outreach initiative will consist of a 'closed and intimate
exchange' of views on diversity efforts between foundation trustees and national
leaders, he said in a prepared statement.
In addition, Kaitz and the National Cable & Telecommunications
Association will host Diversity Supplier Day at the NCTA's National Show May 7
in New Orleans, Torres said.
Complimentary passes will be made available only to those suppliers that
provide products and services for the industry's current needs, he noted.
Kaitz also announced a request for proposals whereby it will award $500,000
in the first funding cycle of its new grants program. The proposals are due
Torres explained that the grants program is designed to 'further foster its
mission by funding creative and unique projects in two areas -- community and
resource development ... and work-force development.'