INDIVIDUALS IN THE BALTIMORE AREA who need work and computer literacy training are benefitting from a donation Comcast has made to Catholic Charities. In April, Comcast donated 50 new laptops and $15,000 to the organization’s ongoing work of empowering careers. Neighbors are able to use the computers as they build résumés, search for job opportunities, conduct virtual interviews, work virtually, develop stronger computer literacy skills, and more. “Catholic Charities meets neighbors where they are to accompany them in any way we can in their journey towards meaningful work and financial stability,” said Catholic Charities Executive Director Bill McCarthy.
“We are thankful to have a partner like Comcast in the community. Donations like this allow us to extend our reach and impact for our neighbors.” Catholic Charities provides a sequence
of workforce development programming, beginning with helping individuals with skills assessment, job placement, and job retention. The organization also assists individuals
with earning a good wage and growing in their employment. “We are proud to partner with Catholic Charities to help members of the Baltimore community get online, access skills development courses, and jumpstart career opportunities,” said Misty Allen, vice president of government and regulatory affairs for Comcast’s beltway region. Comcast has committed $1 billion to reach
50 million people through its Project Up initiative to advance digital equity through programs and community partnerships that connect people to the Internet, advance economic mobility, and open doors for innovators, entrepreneurs, storytellers, and creators. Catholic Charities’ workforce development programming promotes the dignity of work and positively impacts long-term economic stability and the well-being of individuals
and communities. In fiscal year 2021, despite the limitations of COVID-19, 203 individuals received job training, and 110 found work through Catholic Charities programs.