I was thrilled to be able to launch the Comcast Digital Connectors program in the City of Boston last week. We also partnered with the City to bring broadband to their established Technology Goes Home program, which educates students and their parents about internet technology.
Comcast's Greater Boston Region selected the Salesian Boys and Girls Club of East Boston, the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center and the Sonoma Maple Schuyler Housing Development Technology Center in Dorchester for our local Digital Connectors program. We worked with Mayor Thomas Menino's team to pick these locations.
I extend my gratification to our nonprofit partners and elected officials such as Boston Mayor Menino and US Senator John Kerry who took the time out of their busy schedules to attend this event.
Senator John Kerry paid us an enormous compliment in his remarks at the event, saying: "Comcast -- this is terrific corporate citizenship and as the Mayor said, Comcast is everywhere and does everything."
The Comcast Digital Connectors program integrates all of our core community investment priorities in one great opportunity. It promotes community service, expands digital literacy, and builds tomorrow's leaders in many of the diverse communities we serve.
We're proud that the Comcast Digital Connectors program operates in more than 50 cities and towns across America where our employees live and work. In every case, the program helps groups of young people - aged 14 to 21 - from diverse, low-income backgrounds secure training in digital literacy through both after-school and summertime training programs.
I look forward to watching how these young Bostonians continue to learn and lead, and I know they will do amazing things in the computer labs powered by our broadband service.