AVONDALE, PA — NBC10, Telemundo62 and the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation announced that The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County will receive $15,000 in Project Innovation 2021 grant funding. Funding will be used for the Teens Turning Green STEM Paid High School Summer Internships, enabling the program to hire more interns and add a new location which will significantly increase access to the TTG program.
“We are grateful for this grant to help engage the next generation of environmental leaders,” said Abbie Kessler, executive director of The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County. “Teens Turning Green equips students with knowledge and skills that they can carry to college and their careers in science, technology, engineering and math.”
Ten Philadelphia area nonprofits received a total of $315,000. The winning organizations feature programs that are addressing local community issues through innovative solutions in the areas of community engagement, culture of inclusion, next generation storytelling and youth education and empowerment. This is the fourth consecutive year that NBC10 and Telemundo62 along with the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation recognize local nonprofits with Project Innovation grants.
“We are proud to support 10 nonprofits that are using innovation to address local community issues in the areas of community engagement, culture of inclusion, next generation storytelling and youth education and empowerment,” said Ric Harris, President and General Manager of NBC10 and Telemundo62. “These organizations are addressing many real-life challenges that our communities face every day and we’re excited that the Project Innovation grants will help build stronger communities throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.”
Project Innovation is presented by the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and NBC and Telemundo owned stations located in 11 markets, including Philadelphia. Grant applications opened January 8 and closed on February 12. The stations created and gathered community panels to review grant applications and select final grant recipients. This year, the program funding levels increased in each participating market to $315,000 up from $225,000 and to $3.475 million across the 11 markets, up from $2.475 million.
Project Innovation 2021 grants were presented to eligible nonprofits in select markets including New York (WNBC, WNJU), Southern California (KNBC, KVEA), Chicago (WMAQ, WSNS), Philadelphia (WCAU, WWSI), Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS, KXTX), Boston (WBTS, WNEU), Hartford, CT (WVIT, WRDM), Washington, D.C. (WRC-TV, WZDC), Miami-Fort Lauderdale (WTVJ, WSCV), San Francisco Bay Area (KNTV, KSTS), and San Diego (KNSD, KUAN).
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