News from the Foundation

Posted: May 3, 2018

Comcast Cares for Grant Middle School

More than 400 volunteers gathered on a Saturday morning to spruce up the campus.

Comcast Cares Day was celebrated at Grant Middle School in late April when more than 400 volunteers in green shirts including APS students and families, district staff, community partners and Comcast employees joined together to make change happen. 

This single day volunteer event made a huge difference for the Grant Middle School campus. It was a day of landscaping, clean up, painting and more! Comcast Cares Day is a chance for employees to not only give back, but also to teach our children the value of volunteering as families work together side by side. Comcast demonstrates their dedication to youth through this volunteer project.

It was a beautiful Saturday morning, and battalions of people painted walls, re-landscaped areas, and added to Grant’s garden. But there was plenty more – re-painted basketball goals, new benches, shade structures … the works. This was Comcast’s first middle school to transform.

Comcast employees made up the lion’s share of those who came to help, but really that’s no surprise. The company has been doing this for years – making a difference at schools like Lavaland, Hodgin, Inez, Kirtland (and the list goes on). It’s efforts like these that make a tangible and intangible difference in the lives of students because they see the community really cares about them.

“As we celebrated our 17th annual Comcast Cares Day, we were delighted to partner with organizations across New Mexico to give back in the communities where we work and live,” said Chris Dunkeson, Area Vice President, Comcast. “It’s really energizing to see how we can drive positive change when our employees, their family and friends, and our community partners rally together to make a lasting difference in our communities. I am very thankful for the participants who help to make this effort a success today and throughout the year.”

And it was a community – dozens and dozens of people in green t-shirts giving their all to create a different look for one of our middle schools.

“Comcast and the Albuquerque Public Schools Education Foundation have partnered for many years, and Comcast Cares Day is just one way that Comcast supports our schools. The lasting benefits of Comcast Cares Day can be seen at schools long after volunteers have completed their work. Comcast is a supportive partner of the APS Foundation year-round, from our Gold Bar Gala to our annual grant program.”

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