Comcast has long believed in the power of partnerships to increase digital access and support job training initiatives, and the last year and a half has made those resources more necessary than ever. One long-standing partner, Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC), helps residents gain digital literacy skills that will be essential to thrive in a post-pandemic economy.
Rooted in a mission to fight poverty and expand opportunity through job training and education, Philadelphia OIC works with Comcast to provide digital literacy programs to help people gain essential skills for the working world. Together, Comcast and Philadelphia OIC have brought digital literacy classes to churches, community centers and schools to empower students and teachers. They have also delivered video production classes, provided tools to digitally track where to find healthy food options and more.
“Our partnership with Comcast really helped us usher in that new vision of where we’re moving toward in the 21st century,” says Aisha Dennis, chief operating officer at Philadelphia OIC. “The relationship we have with Comcast is vast. It’s not just technology-based. Comcast’s support has extended to providing us human capital to help us with a variety of needs. Overall, their willingness to work with us to serve the population we serve is big.”