The Arc Central Chesapeake Region (The Arc), a nonprofit committed to transforming lives for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), is proud to announce a $10,000 grant awarded from the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation to build two digital learning mini labs in their Severn, MD, headquarters.

“When you think about the world today, a lack of digital literacy can be marginalizing,” said Jonathon Rondeau, President & CEO, The Arc. “Without access to develop digital literacy skills, people with disabilities are at risk of exclusion. These labs provide access to technology, allowing people to learn digital skills and give them an opportunity to explore their interests.”

The labs are a tool for people in The Arc’s Workforce Development and Day Services programs to develop the digital skills needed to explore interests, possible career paths, and connect with the community.

“At Comcast, we understand the importance of providing people of all abilities with the digital tools and resources that will help them stay connected and be successful,” said Misty Allen, Vice President of Government & Regulatory Affairs for Comcast’s Beltway Region. “We are proud to support The Arc Central Chesapeake Region’s labs and help these individuals find greater independence in their daily lives.”

This grant from the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation is in recognition of Comcast’s commitment to the communities where its customers and employees live and work.

About the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation

The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation continues the work of the foundations founded by Comcast Corporation and NBCUniversal to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on the communities we serve. Its mission is to empower communities to thrive by helping to provide access to technology, relevant digital skills and training, and inspiring volunteerism and service. More information about how Comcast NBCUniversal supports the communities it serves is available at​