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Comcast Donates Time, Financial Resources to South Knoxville Elementary School

The threat of rain couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the almost 300 Comcast NBCUniversal employees and families, friends, community members and education stakeholders who came together on Saturday, April 25, 2015, to beautify the grounds at South Knoxville Elementary School (SKES). In addition to grounds beautification, the Comcast Foundation presented a $25,000 grant to SKES to improve technology programs at the school.

The activities were carried out as part of the 14th annual Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort. Comcast’s President and CEO Neil Smit joined the cause along with Knox County Schools Superintendent Jim McIntyre, Knox County Schools Director of Community Relations Jeannie Dulaney, SKES Principal Tanna Nicely, Knoxville Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis, Sen. Becky Massey and Rep. Joe Armstrong. Many SKES staff members and high school students from Knox County Schools rolled up their sleeves, as well, and were joined by community partners East Tennessee Order of Purple Hearts, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, Great Schools Partnership, Knoxville Area Urban League Young Professionals and others.

The grounds work included gardening, landscaping, pressure washing, general clean-up and creating an outdoor reading center for SKES students. 

For more information about Comcast’s community investment initiatives, visit www.comcast.com/community.
 
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