Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee Visits SF Bay for Press Events Re: Closing California’s Digital Divide

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WHO:

  • Six-time Olympic Medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee, who was recently named the national spokesperson for Comcast’s Internet Essentials program
  • David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast
  • SF and Oakland elected officials (Mayors invited)
  • Community organizations and non-profits

San Francisco Press Event:

WHEN:

          Monday, September 12, 2016 – 11:45am

WHERE:

George Davis Senior Center – 1751 Carroll Ave (@ Third Street)
 

Oakland Press Event

WHEN:

          Monday, September 12, 2016 – 3:00pm

WHERE:

PLACE at Prescott Elementary School – 920 Campbell St.
 

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND:

  • Based on findings from its 5-year progress report, Comcast’s Internet Essentials program has enabled nearly 115,000 low-income families to cross the digital divide
  • In total, roughly 460,000 individuals in the state now participate in the program, making California the #1 state in the nation for Internet Essentials adoption
  • The Internet Essentials Senior Pilot program, which was launched in October last year, has enabled nearly 2,000 senior citizens in San Francisco to gain Internet access
  • Comcast will donate $200,000 to community organizations in San Francisco and Oakland
  • Comcast will donate 100 laptop computers to residents of the Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center in San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood and another 100 laptops to families who attend the PLACE at Prescott Elementary School in Oakland

Contacts

Comcast
Joan Hammel, 925-519-4874
joan_hammel@comcast.com

Release Summary

COMCAST DONATES $200,000 AND 200 LAPTOPS TO SUPPORT DIGITAL LITERACY IN THE BAY AREA

Contacts

Comcast
Joan Hammel, 925-519-4874
joan_hammel@comcast.com