Honoring MLK, Jr. Day Through Service and Remembrance
Comcast NBCUniversal is proud to support Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and our commitment to the African American community through our partnerships with dozens of diverse, nonprofit organizations all across the country.
Each year, we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Today, in more than a dozen cities, our company and employees honored and memorialized Dr. King’s extraordinary life and legacy. Alongside teachers, students, and community leaders, Comcast NBCUniversal employees rolled up their sleeves to revitalize schools, helped those who are less fortunate, and shared their personal stories. Led by the volunteer spirit of our Community Impact and Black Employee Network groups, here are just a few examples of the events in which our employees participated:
In partnership with Global Citizen 365, Comcast sponsored the 25th annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. “Day of Service”. The event brought together students from six area schools who unveiled their own King Day of Service murals. This was followed by a performance from the Girard College choir. Employees joined the Mayor’s Complete Count Committee and other volunteers to build and decorate boxes to collect Census pledge cards, which will be placed at various nonprofits around the city to encourage Census participation. Other employees participated in a City Year volunteer event at the John Hartranft Elementary School in Kensington to paint inspiring murals around the school.
Employees attended the Boston Latin School’s 15th Annual MLK Day of Service. Alongside the Mayor and Superintendent of Schools, more than 600 volunteers created career workbooks and padfolios, mock interview flashcards, and other workforce development learning tools for organizations that help adults and teens prepare and apply for jobs. Other volunteers built beds for families in need.
Employees joined fellow marchers and parade fans in this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Marade (march and parade), which began at City Park and ended at Civic Center Park. Employees were also on hand as the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Yearbook was signed at the Colorado State Capitol Building.
Working alongside AmeriCorps members and local volunteers, employees went to the Stuart-Hobson Middle School and: painted murals, maintained playground spaces, built benches, and helped rejuvenate the facilities. Mayor Muriel Bowser and D.C. Public School’s Chancellor Lewis Ferebee also attended.
Employees joined the King High School for the 11th Annual Legacy March, which started at the school. Students and local volunteers transformed the school into a historical time capsule for interactive tours about America’s civil rights movement. Together with the students, they marched with bands, floats, community groups, and church members.
Employees attended the 2020 PUSH Excel Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast with Reverend Jesse Jackson. Corporations, including Comcast, and nonprofits raised money for several college scholarships. In addition, employees went to Dett Elementary School and, alongside City Year members, they: painted hallways, classrooms, and murals around the school, assembled bookshelves for classrooms, and built picnic tables for outdoor spaces.
For the third year in a row, under the leadership of the Women’s Network, employees supported the local community with a canned food drive. Hundreds of canned food items were collected and donated to the Mid-South Food Bank, which provides food for families, children and seniors to solve one of the biggest struggles they face: getting enough nutritious food to eat to live a healthy life.
To further commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Xfinity TV customers have access to specially curated MLK, Jr. content within the Black Film & TV destination on X1 on Demand. Titles include celebrated movies and documentaries such as: “Selma,” “King in the Wilderness,” and “Martin Luther King Jr: One Man and His Dream.” Dr. King’s iconic “I Have A Dream” speech is also easily available on the experience. Just say, “Black Film & TV” into your X1 voice remote.