Thursday, February 18, 2010

Press Release: Comcast Foundation Funds AoH Pathways to College


Comcast Foundation Awards Grant to Academy of Hope to Support the Pathways to College Program

Washington, D.C. – February 16, 2010 - The Comcast Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to Academy of Hope (AoH) to support its Pathways to College program.  AoH’s Pathways to College program is designed to help AoH graduates and individuals who, despite having a high school diploma or GED, need to improve their academic skills to enter college credit bearing courses.  Funding from the Comcast Foundation will support technology coaches and college field trips for individuals enrolled in the Pathways to College program.

“We are grateful to Comcast for its generous contribution,” said Lecester Johnson, Executive Director for Academy of Hope.  “The Comcast Foundation grant will help us to continue enhancing our post-secondary services for AoH graduates and District of Columbia residents interested in continuing their education beyond a high school diploma or GED.”

“Comcast is committed to partnering with local organizations to strengthen the communities that we serve,” said Fred Graffam, regional senior vice president for Comcast.  “We are proud to support Academy of Hope in their efforts to make a real and meaningful difference in our local communities.”