Annual Comcast Cares Day of Service to kick off at 9:00 AM
NEW YORK, NY – (Thursday, May 2) – This Saturday, May 4 at 9:00 AM, volunteers from NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 will be joined by elected officials and community members at PS 75X Elementary School in the Bronx in conjunction with the 18th annual Comcast Cares Day.
The nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort, more than 100,000 Comcast and NBCUniversal volunteers are expected to participate in nearly 900 projects across the country and around the globe. Since the program started in 2001, nearly 900,000 volunteers have donated more than 5 million hours of service and contributed to almost 7,000 projects around the world. In addition to volunteer hours, the Comcast Foundation will provide grants to local community partner organizations in continuation of their service to local communities throughout the year.
City Year New York, an education-focused nonprofit organization, will serve as the official event partner for Saturday’s Comcast Cares Day event. City Year partners with public schools and teachers to help students stay in school and help them get the opportunities to succeed. This year, City Year New York has recruited, trained and employed hundreds of young adults who are providing resources such as tutoring, mentoring and after-school programs to thousands of students living in New York City’s lowest-income communities.
More than 150 volunteers, including representatives of Comcast NBCUniversal, employees of NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 New York, City Year Corps members and elected officials including:
18th Annual Comcast Cares Day
PS 75X Elementary School, 984 Faile St., Bronx, NY 10459
School Location: https://www.google.com/maps
Media check-in at 8:30 AM
Event kickoff at 9:00 AM
Media availability at 9:30 AM
Volunteers will participate in:
Comcast has been committed to serving local communities since our founding more than 50 years ago. For more information on Comcast NBCUniversal volunteer and community investment initiatives, visit www.comcast.com/community.
About NBC 4 New York / WNBC
NBC 4 New York / WNBC is the flagship station of the NBC Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, serving the New York Tri-State area with an unparalleled commitment to broadcast excellence for more than 75 years. The station features New York’s largest investigative reporting team, the I-Team and Emmy Award-winning journalists who successfully track down the answers to the questions most important to viewers. NBC 4 New York’s consumer franchise Better Get Baquero returns every call, responds to every message and has recovered nearly $5 million for consumers.
Storm Team 4, the station’s trusted weather team, utilizes the most accurate and the most powerful weather technology available to keep Tri-State viewers informed and safe when severe weather strikes. This includes StormTracker 4, the only commercial high-frequency S-Band dual polarization fixed Doppler weather radar operating in the Northeast. In addition to NBC 4 New York’s primary channel, other programming outlets include COZI TV, the station’s multicast channel, and out-of-home platforms, including TV screens in taxi cabs, elevators and aboard New York-New Jersey PATH trains. The station also delivers news and information across all platforms, including its dedicated website, mobile app and social media platforms. For more information about NBC 4 New York, visit NBCNewYork.com.
About Telemundo 47 New York / WNJU
Telemundo 47 / WNJU is the local Telemundo television station serving Spanish-speaking viewers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for more than 50 years. The Tri-State’s Spanish-language broadcasting channel for soccer, Telemundo 47 will offer exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ tournament. Delivering more than 27 hours of locally-produced news, information and entertainment programing each week, Telemundo 47 offers comprehensive breaking news coverage and features the New York market’s only team of bilingual meteorologists, La Autoridad en El Tiempo, who use cutting-edge technology to keep viewers and their families safe and informed. This includes Tele Doppler 47, con tecnología S band, the most powerful and most accurate weather technology available. Telemundo 47’s local consumer investigative unit, Telemundo Responde, returns every telephone call, responds to every electronic inquiry and has recovered nearly $1.5 million for local viewers.
The station also features Acceso Total, the region’s only local entertainment variety program with TeleXitos, the station’s multicast network, offering viewers many beloved, iconic television series in an easy-to-watch, comfortable Spanish-language format. As a station, Telemundo 47 demonstrates its commitment to the communities it serves by cultivating local partnerships with organizations that reflect the diversity of the local market. Telemundo 47 also provides news and information across all platforms, online at Telemundo47.com, and via its dedicated mobile app and across social media.
About City Year
City Year helps students and schools succeed. Fueled by national service, City Year partners with public schools in 29 urban, high-need communities across the U.S. and through international affiliates in the U.K. and South Africa. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide research-based student, classroom and school-wide supports to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success. A 2015 study shows that schools that partner with City Year were up to two-to-three times more likely to improve on math and English assessments. A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, local school districts and private philanthropy from corporations, foundations and individuals. Learn more at www.cityyear.org, City Year’s Facebook page, on Twitter and LinkedIn.
John Durso, Jr. (WNBC/WNJU)
212.664.5247 / John.Durso@nbcuni.com
Alexandra Trochanowski (WNBC)
212.664.6871 / Alexandra.Trochanowski@nbcuni.com
Aida Rosario (WNJU)
201.969.4080 / Aida.Rosario@nbcuni.com