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Youth Conservation Corps Receives Grant from Comcast Foundation

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Bill Foltz

Waukegan, IL, January 22, 2013: Waukegan's Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) has received a $10,000 grant from the Comcast Foundation. This grant is given in support of YCC's Digital Literacy Expansion Project and will provide the non-profit group with funding for program materials and GED books.

This grant from the Comcast Foundation is in recognition of Comcast's commitment to the comunities where its customers and employees live and work. Since its founding in 1999, the Comcast Foundation has distributed more than $90 million in cash support of programs implemented locally in Comcast communities.

"Comcast congratulates Youth Conservation Corps and is pleased to support the efforts of the organization to support at-risk youth in Lake County, Illinois," said John Crowley, Senior Regional Vice President at Comcast.

Youth Conservation Corps is a nonprofit organization that challenges youth to make a positive difference in their community. For almost four decades, our mission has been to guide and mentor young adults using education, job skills training and community service to help develop productive citizens.