Baltimore City has received $200,000 in Grants and 3,000 laptops from Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program.
Recently Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program announced that Baltimore City would be receiving $200,000 in grants and 3,000 laptops. The awards are being distributed amongst organizations committed to workforce development and digital equity. Organizations receiving laptops include:
Comcast’s Internet Essentials program announced today a major workforce development initiative in Baltimore City that includes $200,000 in grants. In addition, the company began distributing 3,000 new laptops to multiple organizations across the city focused on education, workforce development, and digital equity, including:
- Mayor’s Office of Employment Development
- Community College of Baltimore County
- Baltimore City Community College
- Baltimore’s Promise
- Catholic Charities of Baltimore
- Center for Urban Families
- Grassrootz (Gro-Charity)
- Liberty Village Project
- Digital Harbor High School
This is the second award from Comcast to benefit city residents. Earlier this month, the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) was the first partner to announce its $30,000 workforce development grant and a donation of laptops from Comcast.
“With free and low-cost Internet available to every Baltimorean, we need to collectively focus on driving broadband adoption by ensuring everyone has the know-how and tools to get online,” said Michael Parker, senior vice president for Comcast’s Beltway Region. “Education at every level is critical and our workforce development grants and laptop donations will help ensure that adults entering the workforce have the tools, skills and confidence to find employment and succeed.”