Girls Inc. Receives $9,000 Grant from Comcast Foundation

Bloomington, Ind., November 3, 2017 — Comcast Foundation granted Girls Inc. of Monroe County with $9,000 toward STEM programs for 2018.

Through this grant funding, girls will participate in leadership-based and STEM education activities that promote team building and a positive sense of pride in their achievements. Activities will explore technology and meaningful Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and non-traditional career and technical education opportunities.

“We are so excited to add technology to the programs we’re offering at area schools”, says Amy Stark, Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Monroe County. “This support from the Comcast Foundation will allow us to provide more opportunities for girls to use technology that they might not otherwise be exposed to.”

This grant from the Comcast Foundation is in recognition of Comcast’s commitment to the communities where its customers and employees live and work. Since its founding in 1999, the Comcast Foundation has distributed more than $163 million in cash support of programs implemented locally in Comcast communities.

Girls Inc. of Monroe County has served girls in Monroe County since 1975. More than 600 girls from age five to eighteen participate in activities and sports at its West 8th Street center and in schools and agencies throughout Monroe County. Girls Inc. offers interactive, research-based activities that provide academic enrichment and instruction in healthy living and life skills. For more information about Girls Inc. of Monroe County, visit the website at http://girlsinc-monroe.org.