EQS-News: MARYS PLACE AND COMCAST PARTNER TO ADVANCE DIGITAL EQUITY FOR FAMILIES TRANSITIONING FROM HOMELESSNESS TO HOUSING

EQS-News: Comcast Washington MARYS PLACE AND COMCAST PARTNER TO ADVANCE DIGITAL EQUITY FOR FAMILIES TRANSITIONING FROM HOMELESSNESS TO ...

EQS-News: MARYS PLACE AND COMCAST PARTNER TO ADVANCE DIGITAL EQUITY FOR FAMILIES TRANSITIONING FROM HOMELESSNESS TO HOUSING

EQS News: Comcast Washington Marys Place and Comaccast PARTNER TO ADVANCE DIGIT EQUITY FOR FAMILY TRANSITIONING FROM HOUSING TO HOMELESS 20.12.2022 / 17 :05 CET/CEST. This announcement is the sole responsibility of the issuer. Comcast will donate $40,000 to Marys Place as part of a nine year partnership that included grants, in kind contributions, and education workshops. These funds will be used for the purchase of computers, phones and hardware for over 30 families who are attempting to move into permanent housing. Comcast and Marys Place teamed up earlier this year to offer free WiFi access to families living in homelessness. Comcast has installed Lift Zones which provide free WiFi access in five Marys Place shelters located in Seattle, Kenmore and Burien. Lift Zones make it easy for shelter guests to access online resources and technology. They offer free internet access in five Marys Place shelters in Bellevue, Kenmore, Burien, Seattle. Marty Hartman is Marys Place's executive director. "They have provided free internet service to all of our shelters and donated laptops. They also sponsored digital literacy programs. And they have volunteered at our shelters." Marys Place executive director Marty Hartman said that the next step in their digital equity partnership was to ensure that families are connected to all resources and services. After the digital tools have been distributed, specialists will conduct a 90-day survey of families to assess the impact of donated technology on housing success. Marys Place will be able to better understand which resources are most important for families and how they can improve digital access for at least 30 families. Rodrigo Lopez (region senior vice president, Comcast Pacific Northwest Region) stated that families in transition from being homeless to housing need access to technology and training. Marys Place is a long-standing partner of Comcast. We are pleased to offer free internet access to those in need at local community centers throughout the country through our Lift Zone initiative. Comcast, in collaboration with local communities and nonprofit partners, has installed free WiFi at more than 100 community centers throughout the Pacific Northwest. Lift Zones are part of Comcast's ongoing commitment to connect low-income households to the Internet both inside and outside their homes. Internet Essentials, Comcast's digital equity program and the largest and most comprehensive private sector broadband adoption program in the country, is Comcast's signature digital equity initiative. Internet Essentials has provided broadband internet access to 560,000 low-income residents across the state, including 33,000 people living in Puget Sound. Comcast's efforts are part of Project UP. The $1 billion commitment by the company to reach millions more people with the resources, skills, and tools needed to thrive in a digital age, is part of Project UP. Comcast's company-wide project to increase digital equity is Project UP. It connects people to the internet, opens doors for next generation entrepreneurs and storytellers, and creates new career paths in media, arts, and technology. Mary's Place Mary's Place is committed to equity and opportunities for women and their families, and ensures that no child goes without a roof. Mary's Place currently operates five family shelters that provide refuge and community to 700 families. Its innovative strategy combines homelessness prevention, mobile outreach and emergency shelter with resources for transition back to housing to end family homelessness. Mary's Place assisted over 550 families to find permanent housing in 2021. Visit URL to learn more. Family members in need of emergency shelter should contact the King County Emergency Family Intake Line at (202) 245-1026 between 8 and 11:15 pm each day. With over 57 million customers in the United States and Europe, we are primarily focused on broadband, streaming, aggregation and streaming. We offer broadband, wireless and video through our Xfinity and Comcast Business brands. For more information, visit URL. Contact DetailsComcast Jack EMAIL__ompany website__URL. Source: News Direct

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