Comcast has been a tremendous partner to the Citizens League since 2003. Through corporate membership, event sponsorships, and program support including EdTalks, Comcast continues to support our work in strengthening the civic fabric of Minnesota.

Today we’d like to highlight how they are helping us lift up the stories of everyday civic leaders through the #MNCivicLeader event on November 19, as well as the leadership of community volunteer Phyllis Goff and former Chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Charles R. Vig at our Civic Celebration March 18, 2021.

Over the years, Comcast has made clear their commitment to civic leadership, but we thought it was a good time to ask what civic leadership means to them. Here’s what Comcast Twin Cities had to say:

Since the company’s founding in 1963, Comcast has been committed to supporting the communities it serves through a variety of programs and initiatives. Like so many, we have approached these uncertain times of a global pandemic and pervasive racial discrimination by committing our collective resources to help support our residents, businesses and institutions in ways that truly have an impact.

For example, here in the Twin Cities we have allocated a $500,000 cash and in-kind contribution to support relief and rebuilding efforts in Minneapolis and St. Paul as part of a comprehensive, multi-year company-wide plan to fight injustice and inequality against any race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or ability.

In addition to the company’s nationwide Internet Essentials program, Comcast is also working with Twin Cities nonprofit partners to install more than 20 Lift Zones, which offer robust WiFi in safe community spaces designed to help students get online, participate in distance learning and do their homework.

All of us at Comcast are proud to serve the Twin Cities and keep our communities connected to the moments and experiences that matter most.”

The Citizens League is a convener of people and organizations to help strengthen the civic fabric of our state. We are grateful for Comcast’s support of so many nonprofit organizations, and we encourage you to check them out!

Comcast supported relief and rebuilding efforts in Minneapolis and St. Paul through these organizations: Sabathani Community Center in Minneapolis and Hallie Q. Brown Community Center in St. Paul to assist with immediate community response needs in impacted neighborhoods; donations to help re-build minority-owned small businesses and community recovery efforts with Aurora St. Anthony Development Corporation; Longfellow Community Council; Neighborhood Development Center; We Love St. Paul with the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce; West Broadway Area and Business Coalition; and Greater Twin Cities United Way.

In Minnesota, Lift Zone locations so far include:

Sanneh Foundation, Conway Community Center; Phyllis Wheatley Community Center; Boys & Girls Clubs – Twin Cities locations (Jerry Gamble Center, North Minneapolis; Southside Village, South Minneapolis; Mount Airy, St. Paul; Al Lenzmeier West Side, St. Paul; East Side, St. Paul); The Real Minneapolis- Allina Commons; Hallie Q. Brown Community Center; Perspectives Family Center; Keystone Community Services; Neighborhood House; Pillsbury United Communities, Brian Coyle Center; and Vietnamese Social Services.  

Thank you, Comcast Twin Cities, for your commitment to our local civic ecosystem.