PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Comcast has awarded a grant to a program at South Philadelphia High School that works to bring kids of all races together to communicate and learn.
For four years, the Bridging Cultures project has been bringing both immigrant and U.S. born students together for after school programs including conversation, reading and writing clubs. South Philadelphia High Principal Otis Hackney:
“It’s just really encouraging. It is not always reflective, especially based on what happened last year. But it is what we can be.”
Senior Terrance Rogers:
“It just taught me not just to accept myself but accept others as well.”
Senior Duong-Nghe Ly is from Vietnam:
“I get a chance to interact with people of different races.”
Comcast vice president of Government and Regulatory Affairs Kathleen Sullivan presented the $12,000 grant check:
“I think there will be a lot of good will created because of the continuation of this program.”
Reported by Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio.