Comcast Team Up during the Seattle Day of Service at Centro de la Raza on Saturday May 20, 2023 in Seattle.
(Stephen Brashear/AP Images for Comcast)

WASHINGTON – Comcast, in partnership with Keep America Beautiful®, joined forces with both El Centro de la Raza employees and community volunteers to commemorate Mayor Bruce Harrell’s One Seattle Day of Service—a citywide event dedicated to volunteer efforts. On Saturday, May 20, 2023, a combined team of 250 Comcast employees, local volunteers, and El Centro de la Raza staff came together to offer their services, engage in cleaning activities, and carry out painting work at El Centro de la Raza.

(Stephen Brashear/AP Images for Comcast)

El Centro de la Raza is the largest Latino-focused nonprofit in the state of Washington, providing 43 essential programs and services tailored to the Latino communities in Seattle. These encompass affordable housing, bilingual childcare, a food bank, digital literacy programs, workforce development, and comprehensive social services. The organization’s primary objectives include facilitating resource connections, dismantling barriers, nurturing the concept of the Beloved Community, and fostering social awareness, all while catering to diverse communities throughout the Puget Sound region. Volunteer support plays a pivotal role in effectively delivering these comprehensive services. Annually, El Centro de la Raza’s impactful programs and services benefit over 20,000 individuals.

(Stephen Brashear/AP Images for Comcast)

This effort is a component of Comcast’s partnership with Keep America Beautiful, which centers on collaborative cleanup initiatives across the country and is part of the company’s Team UP year-round employee volunteerism program. Since 2022, Comcast has partnered with Keep America Beautiful, combining efforts to create a positive impact on communities and the environment.

Through the volunteerism of Comcast, El Centro de la Raza will be able to “offer more services sooner” on their campuses, as stated by Estela Ortego, Executive Director of El Centro de la Raza.

About Keep America Beautiful®:

Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful® strives to End Littering, Improve Recycling, and Beautify America’s Communities. We believe everyone has a right to live in a clean, green, and beautiful community, and shares a responsibility to contribute to that vision. The organization is driven by the work and passion of 700 Keep America Beautiful® affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the collaborative support of corporate partners, social and civic service organizations, academia, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. Join us on FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedin, and YouTubeDonate and take action at kab.org.

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Published by McCall Vrydaghs
November 30, 2023

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