NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and Comcast NBCUniversal will team up on Saturday, April 25 to make change happen at projects across the country as part of Comcast Cares Day, Comcast's companywide celebration of their year-round commitment to volunteerism. Together, NCLR and Comcast NBCUniversal volunteers will work on 16 projects with local NCLR community organizations.

This is the ninth consecutive year that NCLR, the nation's largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization, has partnered with Comcast NBCUniversal on Comcast Cares Day projects. They range from painting classrooms to expanding community gardens, and are part of more than 750 Comcast Cares Day projects throughout the country that will draw more than 90,000 volunteers. NCLR volunteers will join Comcast employees, families, friends and other community partners at projects including:
  • Houston Elementary School in Washington, D.C., where volunteers from CentroNia, the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC), and many other community organizations will come together to paint murals, plant flowers and plants, and build and plant vegetable gardens at the school.
  • Congreso de Latinos Unidos in Philadelphia, PA, where volunteers will transform the organization's campus by expanding a community garden, cleaning the surrounding area and brightening up the children's playground by giving it a fresh coat of paint.
  • Miraflores Housing Complex in Portland, OR, where volunteers will work with the Hacienda Community Development Corporation to beautify a community room that hosts an after-school program for students in a complex that provides affordable housing and support for victims of domestic violence.

"NCLR and Comcast have partnered together for nearly a decade on our commitment to families and communities throughout our nation," said Janet Murguía, NCLR President and CEO, NCLR. "Thanks to Comcast's ongoing support, our network of Affiliates can continue their incredible work and continue to participate once again in Comcast Cares Day and in helping to make a difference in the lives of America's 55 million Hispanics."

"One reason we're able to accomplish so much on Comcast Cares Day is because of the partnerships we have with community organizations," said David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation and chair of the NCLR Corporate Board of Advisors. "NCLR and its affiliates make perfect partners for us, as we both share a commitment to provide opportunities that improve the lives of Hispanics in the thousands of communities we serve around the country."

Comcast NBCUniversal and NCLR have enjoyed a long partnership that addresses the needs of the Hispanic community. Comcast NBCUniversal recently served as broadcast partners for NCLR's ALMA Awards in October 2014, supporting programming on multiple platforms, including a live telecast on MSNBC and NBC UNIVERSO.

About the NCLR

NCLR—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. For more information on NCLR, please visit www.nclr.org or follow along on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Comcast Foundation

The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities—promoting service, expanding digital literacy, and building tomorrow's leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated nearly $158 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/community.

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

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