OCA RECEIVES NEW INTERNSHIP FUNDING FROM THE COMCAST FOUNDATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2008
Hope Chu | Senior Communications Manager
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WASHINGTON DC—OCA, a national organization with over 80 chapters and college affiliates across the country dedicated to ensuring social justice for Asian Pacific Americans, is proud to announce that the Comcast Foundation has provided funding for the OCA Summer Internship Program in 2008.
"The OCA Internship program is one of OCA’s signature programs. Every year, we bring about 30 college students to Washington, DC, to work at the highest levels of the public sector. Our interns have gone on to become leaders in business, government, and their communities,” said Ginny Gong, OCA National President, "Nurturing youth leadership is one of OCA’s major program areas, and we are excited to be working with Comcast to continue this very successful program.”
Comcast will fund seven highly motivated and accomplished college students to participate in the OCA Internship Program, including a special Intern Day hosted by Comcast. The interns will be placed at such agencies as: Department of Justice, Department of Energy, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Interns have also been placed at Congressional offices and at partner organizations from the NAACP, NEA to APIA Vote. In addition, interns participate in weekly brown-bag lunches and OCA’s annual National Convention.
"We are proud to support this unique internship program for Asian Pacific American community members,” said Susan Gonzales, Vice President of the Comcast Foundation. "The OCA intern program provides outstanding training and education necessary to support the growth of our future leaders.”
"The OCA Internship program is one of the largest and longest-running programs of its kind,” said Michael Lin, OCA Executive Director, "We are dedicated to continuing to reach out to the next generation of leaders and providing opportunities for them to gain experience in Washington, DC. Comcast’s support of the program will certainly help us bring this program to the next level.”
Founded in 1973 as the Organization of Chinese Americans, OCA is a national organization dedicated to the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation’s leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services. With 24.7 million cable customers, 14.1 million high-speed Internet customers, and 5.2 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast’s content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, 10 regional Comcast SportsNets and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast’s Internet business. Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multi-purpose arenas in Philadelphia.
About The Comcast Foundation
The Comcast Foundation was established by Comcast corporation in 1999 to provide charitable support to Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact in the areas of volunteerism, literacy, and youth leadership development. Since its inception, The Comcast Foundation has donated more than $43 million to organizations in the communities that Comcast serves nationwide. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available atwww.comcast.com/neighborhood.