Comcast volunteers give North Philly child education center a facelift
Through their Comcast Cares Days event, Comcast tries to showcase its year round commitment to service. It has become the nation’s largest corporate volunteer event.
Last year, than 100,000 volunteers improved more than 900 parks, schools, beaches, and other community sites.
In April, nearly 200 Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families partnered with Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) to reconstruct one of APM’s head start centers in North Philadelphia as part of the 15th Annual Comcast Cares Day.
The project was led by Unidos, a Comcast employee group that is a resource for Latino professionals at the company. The volunteers did outside maintenance on the building and expanded the play area at APM’s oldest head start and daycare center..
“An important focus for Comcast’s Unidos Employee Resource Group is giving back to our community, and there is no better illustration of that than this year’s Comcast Cares Day project at APM,” said Nick Jimenez, senior manager of outreach and partnerships at Comcast in a statement. “It was amazing to see Comcast NBCUniversal employees and community members who took time out of their Saturday to beautify a facility that will help hundreds of Philadelphia residents.”
Early childhood education is an important part of APM's program. It serves more than 500 children per year at their four head start centers throughout the city. The organization serves the Eastern North Philadelphia community, one of the poorest minority communities in Philadelphia, by providing health, human and social services.