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Comcast donates $25,000 to AWOL

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Comcast, as part of its ongoing community service and outreach efforts, announced Friday it has donated $25,000 to Savannah’s All Walks of Life, Inc. (AWOL), which focuses on youth development through media production and digital literacy training in an environment that encourages respect, education, creativity and non-violence.

“We are so excited to continue what is now a nearly 10-year relationship with Comcast in Savannah,” said DaVena Jordan, executive director of AWOL.  “This is a company that has supported our organization through various initiatives for many years, helping us to impact hundreds of young lives in our community.  We are humbled and grateful to receive this generous award.”

AWOL’s mission is to promote and provide self-awareness through the use of poetry, hip hop, and life, and its programs include safe and free after-school and evening arts-based educational programs. The grant from Comcast will support, the Arts & Technology Afterschool Youth Development Program, which includes digital literacy instruction in the areas of information technology, film and photography production, sound design and music recording.  

“As our daily lives increasingly depend on the digital realm, it is imperative that we have quality programs such as the Comcast Foundation’s partnership with All Walks of Life, Inc. to ensure that Savannah children have this opportunity to interact with technology,” said Andy Macke, vice president of government and community affairs for Comcast.

 “I’m proud to be a part of Comcast and its dedication to closing the digital divide.  It is crucial that companies work with communities to maximize opportunities for digital literacy education.”

 

 

 

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