Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
National Urban Fellows Announces $500,000 Investment from Comcast
New York, NY
National Urban Fellows (NUF) today announced a $500,000 commitment from Comcast to support the work of the premier public service leadership organization.
NUF develops accomplished and courageous professionals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds, particularly people of color and women, to be leaders and change agents in the public and nonprofit sectors, with a strong commitment to social justice and equity. The support from Comcast will enable the organization to further advance its mission and make key structural enhancements that will allow NUF to accelerate and scale its impact.
"This energizing grant comes at a critical juncture for us," said Lisa R. Rawlings, Ph.D., CEO, and President of National Urban Fellows. “This year was difficult on several fronts. With the support of Comcast, we can strategically reposition, invest in infrastructure to expand our capacity, and will have the flexibility to accelerate efficiency and engagement in a remote or hybrid program environment.”
Dr. Rawlings continued, “NUF has over fifty years of experience in developing diverse leaders committed to social justice and equity and we have an incredibly powerful story to tell. We also plan to implement a rebranding and communications strategy to include improvements of our online, social media, and video capabilities to share our story more broadly.”
Comcast has long been committed to addressing digital inequities so that all Americans have the opportunity to succeed in an increasingly digital world. This investment is part of the company’s multi-year $100 million commitment to fight injustice and inequality and will support NUF’s ongoing development of committed professionals, particularly people of color and women, to be leaders and change agents in the public and nonprofit sectors.