Project S.O.Y. celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring Judge David Wesley for giving youth a second chance! Watch the recap!
Applicants to the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program must:
- Have a demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership
- Be enrolled as a high school senior
- Reside in a community served by Comcast and/or in one of the following NBC or Telemundo markets: Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, Los Angeles, McAllen (TX.), New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, and Washington, D.C. Please enter zip code below to confirm eligibility
- Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or vocational-technical college in the United States for the entire 2019-2020 academic year
- Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
- Demonstrate financial need
Comcast NBCUniversal anticipates awarding over 800 scholarships for the 2019 – 2020 school year. If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award. Furthermore, a select number of awardees will be chosen as recipients of a Founder’s Award. These scholarship winners will receive awards in excess of $2,500.
Employees of Comcast NBCUniversal, its subsidiaries and affiliates, their children and other family members are ineligible to receive an award.
Our Mission: The Neighborhood Association for Inter-Cultural Affairs, Inc., (NAICA) is a designated tax-exempt not-for-profit corporation established under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) and has been providing housing intervention and assistance services to residents of the Bronx since 1974. NAICA’s mission is to provide culturally & linguistically client-centered housing, legal and social support services that promote self-efficacy and improve the quality of life for individuals and families. NAICA is a multiservice, family-oriented housing and human service agency providing culturally sensitive services to children, youth, seniors, and families. The agency’s core methods of service include affordable housing development, transitional housing shelters, legal assistance and representation, homeless prevention & stabilization, case management/case work, and community education and development.
To nurture and sustain a vibrant neighborhood that supports the diverse family life of Williamsburg by advocating for and developing affordable housing, family health and well-being, and equal opportunity for all.
On June 1972, with minimal staff and a handful of volunteers, Los Sures began the daunting task of rebuilding its community, the Southside of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The community residents who started the organization were responding to an epidemic of: landlord abandonment, withdrawal of city services, and illegal evictions by landlords. Illegal evictions included some property owners who were trying to vacate their buildings in order to change the ethnic composition of the neighborhood. Los Sures fought back by promoting community-based control of housing, through both management and ownership. In 1975, Los Sures became the first community-based organization to enter into agreements to manage City-owned properties. A few years later, it was one of the first groups to undertake large-scale rehabilitation. Today, Los Sures is regarded as a pioneer in both the management and development of affordable housing.
Williamsburg has changed drastically in the last few decades from an affordable alternative to Manhattan to a neighborhood sought out by an up-and-coming artistic community. As Williamsburg becomes more gentrified and demand for apartments in the area increases, rents continue to rise drastically- more than doubling in the past few years alone. Families who have lived in the neighborhood for years feel the economic strain as they can no longer afford to stay in their apartments, and an entire community finds itself in need of assistance.
Los Sures currently provides a myriad of resources like: affordable housing, tenant organizing, community outreach, a senior residential center, a senior recreation center, a hydroponic farm, a local food pantry, and it serves a liaison between the southside community and some city agencies.
KOB 4 – Albuquerque, New Mexico
SER National is partnering with UNM engineering staff and students to show New Mexico middle and high school students how rewarding careers in science technology and math (STEM) can be.
“We want to show them all the options they have in STEM so they can do engineering, they can do computer science,” said SER National representative, Mariana Reyes.
The students come from many different backgrounds, but the hope is to show them that they can be united by their interest in science.
“We actually brought in a former astronaut, Jose Hernandez. He gave a speech to the students,” said Reyes.
Whether it’s space exploration, or aviation through this flight simulator, SER National and UNM Engineering wants the students to consider a STEM-related career.
“There’s many opportunities out there,” said Reyes. “We might have the next big leader here in our group.”