NBC U has school spirit

Wright says co. to contribute $1 mil to 18 nonprofits

In a bid to support public schools, NBC Universal chief exec Bob Wright announced the company’s charitable foundation will contribute $1 million to 18 nonprofits in L.A., New York, Miami and Washington, D.C.

A total of $400,000 will go to six nonprofits in the L.A. area. Wright will present the first check to the Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center, which runs programs at Jefferson High School and Taft High School, at a Burbank ceremony today.

“This is all part of a larger company initiative to support public secondary education in cities with large employee populations and significant education needs,” Wright said in a statement.

Recipient orgs were selected for improving educational opportunities for students in eighth through 12th grades. The other L.A. groups receiving NBC U support are Families in Schools, Heart of Los Angeles Youth, Girls and Gangs, Para Los Ninos and WriteGirl.

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