OCA works to promote supplier diversity among its corporate partners through workshops and panel discussions during its annual national convention.
The distinction recognizes Comcast NBCUniversal for its demonstrated commitment to diversity and to partnering with OCA on community investment efforts. The company has regularly supported the organization’s signature events and local chapters around the country, and, through Comcast Newsmakers, has helped advance its awareness efforts. Since 2008, the Comcast Foundation has contributed to OCA’s 10-week internship program for APA college students in Washington, D.C. Comcast NBCUniversal is also a member of OCA’s Business Advisory Council, which provides financial, professional, and strategic guidance to OCA.
"Throughout the years, Comcast NBCUniversal has provided critical support to OCA’s national as well as local efforts to support engagement and empowerment among APAs," says OCA National President Sharon M. Wong. "OCA is proud to recognize Comcast-NBCUniversal as one of the organizations’ most valued and dedicated partners who continues to stand as a champion of the community."
David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation, said the award reflects the longstanding relationship between Comcast NBCUniversal and OCA.
"The entire Comcast and NBCUniversal family is honored to receive this distinguished award for our longstanding and meaningful partnership with OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates," he said. "Strong community partnerships help our supply chains to expand and thrive, and they make a tremendous impact on our ability to deliver the best technology and programming to our customers. We salute OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates for joining us in our mission to advance diversity and inclusion for Asian Pacific Americans and for all people, within every area of our business and for every community we serve."
Since its establishment in 1991 by the OCA Business Advisory Council, the National Asian Pacific American Corporate Achievement Awards has honored over 200 community-conscious corporate leaders and over a dozen corporate partners have been inducted to this prestigious group.