Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Comcast with its Excellent Digital Connectors Program Now Has Us All "Dreaming Big"

Comcast Digital Connectors graduate Brandon Edwards speaks

Yesterday morning, down in Tacoma, at the Tacoma campus of Evergreen State College, Comcast Washington, and its strategic partners Tacoma Urban League, The Evergreen State College, and a non-profit called One Economy had us all "dreaming big" as we all celebrated... the first group... The 2010 Class of Comcast Digital Connectors as program graduates received their certificates of completion and their complimentary gifts...  Flip Ultra Digital Camcorders and  Dell Netbooks.

Local and state public officials, Marilyn Strickland, Mayor of Tacoma, Councilwoman Victoria Woodards, Councilman Jake Fey, and U.S. Congressmen Norm Dicks and Adam Smith were also all there to celebrate. 

Actually the "gifts" related to this program were much deeper and more meaningful than just another after school program with free communications gear. Digital Connectors is an excellent well-thought out, instructionally designed yearlong after school program being rolled out nationally that not only teaches low income youth hands-on broadband-related media literacy, but also visionary leadership and service to the community. And wow, was it great to be there at the Tacoma campus of Evergreen State College and listen to one speaker after another celebrate all our  hope for new more positive, more inclusive and more friendly 21st century world.

It was great to share in their vision in a world where high-speed broadband access,  technology-supported economic development and world class communications and learning is made available to all.  I just kept pinching myself as one person after another not only "dreamed big" but also did the right thing.. investing time, money and resources in community by investing in our young people to create a new more positive future.

This was ethically responsible, innovative, social venture entreprenurship, and  community-based enlightened learning at its finest.  See shining student Brandon Edwards speech that I captured with my own Flip and sent up to YouTube.. using my own lighting fast residential Comcast Hi-Speed broadband service. Now I feel differently when I pay my Comcast bill. Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland then said what I thought.. 10 students a year in Digital Connectors programs is great... but how about 100? That's what can happen when you "Dream Big".

If you'd like to see more innovative business development like this happen. Let's connect. Here is my phone 1.425.780.6872

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