The Comcast Foundation Supports
Boys & Girls Clubs of NEPA

SCRANTON – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania recently conducted a check presentation with The Comcast Foundation to present the Club with a $10,000 donation to support its After School POWER Hour Program and Computer Education Program.

With the generous donation from The Comcast Foundation, the Boys & Girls Clubs of NEPA was able to provide consistent daily homework help from a Scranton School District teacher.  The donation also gave members an opportunity to do enrichment activities, and utilize the computer lab.

According to Tricia DiBiasi Thomas, Boys & Girls Clubs of NEPA executive director, “Very simply put, POWER Hour Program is designed to provide comprehensive homework help and tutoring to our Club members in hopes of raising their academic proficiency.  We want to educate and safeguard these children, giving them a fighting chance to succeed in life.  We are very thankful for our year-round partnership with The Comcast Foundation.”

“Comcast is dedicated to investing in and enriching the communities where we live and work,” said Liz Sterner, Sr. Director of Government & Community Affairs for Comcast.  “We’re thrilled to support an organization that is so committed to inspiring and enabling all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.”

Each year the Boys & Girls Clubs of NEPA provides over 1,000 children with after school homework help through its POWER Hour Program and Computer Education Program.  They are conducted Monday through Friday for two hours at our full service Club, and for one hour at the Luzerne County extension sites immediately after school. 

This grant from The Comcast Foundation is in recognition of Comcast’s commitment to the communities where its customers and employees live and work.  Since its founding in 1999, The Comcast Foundation has distributed more than $50 million in support of programs implemented locally in Comcast communities.

At the check presentation are sitting at the computers (l-r) Club members Bryan Torres, Andrew Ikomi and Gary Zeron.  Back row standing are (l-r) Jemma Weibrecht, club member; Elizabeth Sterner, Comcast senior director, government & community affairs; Tricia DiBiasi Thomas, club executive director; Julianne Cucura, club development director.