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In cities and towns across Texas, local cable operators and their employees make their communities a better place to live. Cable companies not only make financial and in-kind donations to numerous civic and charitable organizations, but employees volunteer thousands of hours of their time each year. Check out the latest cable industry community initiatives below.
Charter Spectrum honors StudentCam winners
At an event at their school, Imagine International Academy in McKinney, students Mason Daugherty and Eli Scott were awarded the grand prize in the C-SPAN StudentCam competition for their video on civic accountability in government. Congressman Van Taylor, McKinney Mayor George Fuller and representatives from Charter were in attendance to offer their congratulations. More .
Comcast Cares Day 
More than 3,000 Houston area Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners made change happen on May 4 as they volunteered to improve seven sites as part of the 18th annual Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day volunteer event. 

From using technology to create positive change, such as teaching digital literacy skills, to mentoring youth, to stocking food banks, to beautifying parks, Comcast NBCUniversal employees volunteer during this celebration and throughout the year to make a lasting impact. To date, more than 1 million Comcast Cares Day volunteers have contributed over 6 million service hours to improve local communities at more than 10,000 projects. 

In Houston, one of the service sites was BARC Animal Shelter, where more than 200 Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families joined Mayor Sylvester Turner to help landscape flower beds, power wash, repaint doors and do general cleanup on the grounds.  More .
Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $5,000 in Scholarships to North Texas High School Seniors
Comcast NBCUniversal announced that it has awarded approximately $5,000 in scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year to North Texas students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. Students are selected for their outstanding community service, academic performance, and leadership skills. More .
Women in Cable Telecommunications turns 40

For 40 years, WICT has partnered with cable and technology companies to help build a more robust pipeline of women leaders. Founded in 1979, and now over 10,500 members strong, WICT is the largest and oldest professional association serving women in cable media.

WICT embraces a spirit of collaboration within its organization and throughout the industry. They partner with cable and telecommunications industry leaders to provide leadership programs and services, and challenge these companies to create professional advancement opportunities for women on a local and global level.​ 

To commemorate WICT's 40th anniversary, it has produced  a public service announcement highlighting women in the industry in order to encourage women to consider the cable and technology industry as a strong career path.  Find out more about the Greater Texas Chapter of WICT