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NBC10, Telemundo62 and Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation award $15,000 in Project Innovation grant fun

Updated: Jun 1

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."



Teens Turning Green participate in field work during summer 2020.


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.”


Teens Turning Green participate in field work during summer 2020.


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).


For a list of all Project Innovation 2021 winners, click here. Follow on social at @NBCUFoundation and #ProjectInnovation.


About The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County

The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County in Avondale, Pennsylvania, is a nationally accredited land conservancy whose mission is to ensure the perpetual preservation and stewardship of open space, natural resources, historic sites, and working agricultural lands throughout Southern Chester County​​. Founded in the 1970s by a group of concerned citizens, TLC was incorporated as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in 1995 to provide meaningful, hands-on interaction with the land that feeds our bodies and nourishes our health, our creativity, and our spirits. For more information, visit tlcforscc.org.


About NBC10 Philadelphia / WCAU

Owned by NBCUniversal, NBC10 Philadelphia has been delivering local news, information and weather for more than 60 years, serving nearly six million viewers throughout Greater Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, South Jersey and Delaware. Viewers turn to NBC10 for the most up-to-date breaking news and weather on a variety of platforms, including online at nbc10.com and via mobile and social platforms. NBC10 produces more than 41 hours of local news programming per week. For more information, visit NBC10.com.


About Telemundo62 Philadelphia / WWSI

Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo62 / WWSI is NBC’s Owned Television Stations local station serving Spanish-speaking viewers throughout the Greater Philadelphia area, including 18 counties across Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware. Telemundo62 viewers start their weekday mornings with hourly news cut-ins from 6 a.m.–11 a.m. and continue to receive the latest in local news and weather information during Al Mediodía, a 30-minute newscast airing weekdays at noon Noticiero Telemundo62 is a locally produced, live Spanish-language newscast, airing weekdays at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Viewers turn to Noticiero Telemundo62 for local news, weather, sports and community coverage on-air and on the Telemundo62 app. Telemundo62 produces more than 13.5 hours of local, Spanish-language news programming per week. For more information, visit Telemundo62.com.


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 nonprofit 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 comcast.com/community.



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MEDIA CONTACT

NBC Diana Torralvo

diana.torralvo@nbcuni.com

610-310-4118


The Land Conservancy Abbie Kessler

preservation@tlcforscc.org

610-347-0347 ext. 102

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