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Letter to the editor: Comcast shares in Niles

Published 8:53am Thursday, May 2, 2013

To the editor:

On Saturday, April 28, Eastside Connections School and the Career and Technical Education programs of Niles Community Schools received an outpouring of community support from members of the school community and Comcast.
Niles Community Schools was the focus of a Comcast Cares Day.  Comcast employees came together to assist in much needed projects that included painting, room remodeling, cleaning of storage areas and processing materials for re-use and recycle.
Their leadership and work ethic are an outstanding example of volunteerism and initiative for our students that were also present in large numbers.  Comcast Cares Day was a spark that lit a fire of work to improve and build our programs.
Their efforts and organization caused over 200 students, parents, neighbors, teachers and friends to come together to work on shared goals.
The day started with a snack, continued with enjoyable work on a shared mission of improvement, and ended with a community meal in the Niles High School cafeteria. Comcast provided the supplies, T- shirts, food and skilled people to lead and energize our shared efforts. Niles schools staff organized the projects. Comcast Cares’ commitment and vision made the work happen smoothly.
The people of Comcast and Niles Community Schools coming together made a huge difference for our community. It was a delight to be a part of the program. We left Eastside Connections School and the Career Center that day immensely proud of our community.
To everyone involved our sincere thanks.
You have inspired us.

Tom Hurst, CTE program leader
Tammy Tallis-Crowner, Eastside Connections School principal

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