Welcome inaugural Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll inductee Comcast

Comcast-logoMass Mentoring is launching the inaugural Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll to recognize Massachusetts businesses of all sizes that are strengthening communities through engagement of employee, financial, and in-kind resources. In late 2013, we invited businesses and mentoring programs to nominate a company for the Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll. The honorees are being recognized at the Jan. 14 Corporate Mentoring Summit at State Street during National Mentoring Month, and in conjunction with the Summit we will be rolling out an inductee in the days around the event. Today's post recognizing Comcast comes from their nomination submitted by Toni Lombardi at Alex's Place Teen Center.

Comcast has been involved in mentoring at Alex's Place in different ways. Their employees have worked with our kids on service projects such as the annual beach cleanup, and they have also helped bring digital literacy to our teens and have met with our youth.

Comcast BSW 002Comcast has funded our Digital Connectors Program, and supported our other programs such as the Studio 57 recording studio, film creation and editing. Comcast has provided funding annually for several years to help engage our teens in valuable life skill building programs, entrepreneurial programs and more. They also fully equipped our teen center with computers, sound equipment, studio equipment, instruments, and much more. Comcast employees have come to our center, videotaped interviews with our kids, and have worked with them on several community service opportunities. Comcast is not only dedicated to our organization, but they also provide computers, cable TV service, and internet service to disadvantaged families.

Rebecca Fracassa, director of community investment at Comcast, has been instrumental in helping to create our facility and has met with our team to work on strategies and initiatives that engage teens and help them safely navigate the digital realm. Rebecca has been incredibly committed to our success.

Comcast is very important to Alex's Place and many other organizations throughout the area at large. Their open-mindedness about the creativity around programs has been invaluable as they seek to help us reach
goals we create rather than goals funders may create for us. The two
commonalities are community service, and digital literacy - both are vital to
Comcast and Alex's Place.

Comcast has provided more than $100,000 in media value to MMP through PSAs over the last year. They also support Big Brothers Big Sisters organizations in Salem and Lowell, as well as Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. Nationally, Comcast hosts the nation’s largest workplace mentoring program in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, with about 325 Comcast employees serving as "Bigs" at 14 Comcast offices nationwide.  In the New England region this happens in Manchester, NH  with 26 matches.  Comcast supports a number of organizations that provide professional youth support, like the Martha’s Vineyard YMCA Teen Center, Quincy Asian Resources, Inc., Boys and Girls Clubs across MA, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Lawrence Community Works Movement City Teen Center, and City Year.

Congratulations to Comcast being named to the Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll. To learn about all the companies being recognized, join us at the Corporate Mentoring Summit on Jan. 14. Click here to RSVP.