The Comcast Foundation Awards $25,000 to OCA for Internship Program
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2013
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Washington, D.C. – OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, a national membership driven organization dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), is pleased to announce they received a $25,000 grant from the Comcast Foundation. The grant will be utilized in 2013 to support OCA's goals of education and leadership by funding OCA's Internship Program.
"OCA thanks the Comcast Foundation for their continued support for the 2013 Internship Program,” said Sharon M. Wong, OCA National President. "OCA will continue to expand its ongoing programs and continue to educate future APA leaders with the tools they need for success.”
Established in 1989, the OCA Internship Program has grown into a year round program to include over 20 undergraduates each year. OCA has provided internship opportunities to over 400 APA college students to learn about public policy issues that are affecting the APA community as well as leadership development tools, including networking and workforce development.
Celebrating its 24th year, the OCA Internship Program seeks to cultivate future leadership by providing students from all over the country an opportunity to be involved in the political process through one of the largest national advocacy organization for APAs. The program has successfully led past interns to become more actively involved in their college campuses and joined the growing movement of APA leadership at the cross section of government, nonprofits, and business
"Comcast’s commitment to diversity and the communities we serve is an important part of our day to day culture. We are very pleased to be able to partner with OCA to help deliver its mission and goals that impact the community in a positive and real way.” We look forward to a year of growth for OCA and our partnership in 2013 and beyond,” said Executive Director of External Affairs of Comcast Corporation & Vice President of External Affairs for Comcast Cable, Johnnie Giles.
OCA will welcome 24 interns from across the country to Washington, D.C. in May. Interns will be placed in Congressional offices, federal agencies, the OCA National Center, and other prominent non-profit organizations for ten weeks.
About the Comcast Foundation The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities—promoting community service, expanding digital literacy, and building tomorrow’s leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has distributed more than $90 million in cash support of programs implemented locally in Comcast communities. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/community.