by Yvonne Dennis (246)
The Comcast Foundation has awarded a grant of $778.88 to the Associated Alumni of Central High School for participating in Comcast Cares Day this past spring.
The grant was awarded “in gratitude for our work together improving our communities,” wrote Charisse Lillie, executive vice president of the Comcast Foundation, in a letter to the AACHS president.
Comcast Cares Day, which this year was held on Saturday April 30, brings together Comcast employees, their families, friends and community partners on hundreds of volunteer projects annually around the world. Kristina Chang (254), who works in the procurement group at Comcast, was instrumental in getting Central on this year’s list of projects and helped coordinate a fun day.
Volunteers–including Central President Tim McKenna, students, parents, kids and alumni–installed benches on Central’s east patio; painted school doors inside and out; spruced up lawns and planters; and freshened the Lancer mural outside the baseball field. The Phillie Phanatic even stopped by to provide some cheer.
Comcast buys all of the materials for the projects.
The Comcast Foundation grant stipulates that by accepting the funds, recipients promise not to the use the funds to proselytize or attempt to recruit people; not to use the funds for programs that discriminate based on race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or national origin; and meet Comcast accountability standards.
AACHS President Stephen Chappell sent a letter of thanks to the foundation. He said he wasn’t sure yet what the money would be used for.