Published On: March 11, 2024

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (February 29, 2024) – Easterseals Crossroads, a local nonprofit organization providing disability services, has been awarded a grant from the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation for the Comcast NBCUniversal Digital Literacy and Employment Program. This is the third consecutive year that this funding has been provided to allow continuation of digital literacy and employment training services for transition-age youth with disabilities that will result in digital literacy skill building for participants.

The Comcast NBCUniversal Digital Literacy and Employment Program is serving young adults ages 18-24 with a diagnosed disability who are preparing to work in a competitive work environment. The project focuses on delivering targeted digital literacy curriculum in the classroom combined with an internship that will allow each participant to demonstrate what they are learning in a real work setting.

“Digital literacy skills are critical for young adults with disabilities to maximize their opportunity for success and full inclusion at school, at work and in their leisure time, as they transition into the adult world,” said Easterseals Crossroads Director of Employment Programs, Marjorie Duryea. “Understanding how to use web browsers, search engines, email, text, and cyber security are essential skills to thrive in today’s digital world. Easterseals Crossroads is pleased to partner with national Easterseals and 12 other affiliates across the country by sharing resources and best practices in offering digital learning opportunities for young adults with disabilities in our community.”

Digital literacy and access to technology are two areas of strategic investment at Comcast NBCUniversal that empower people and create opportunities for those who need it most. Easterseals and affiliates throughout the country have been chosen by Comcast NBCUniversal for many grants and programs throughout the years.

About Easterseals Crossroads
As one of 68 Easterseals affiliates, Easterseals Crossroads has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for more than 85 years. Whether helping someone improve physical mobility, return to work or simply gain greater independence for everyday living, Easterseals Crossroads offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals. We provide top-quality, family-focused and innovative services tailored to meet the specific needs of the individuals we serve. For more, visit

About Comcast NBCUniversal
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on broadband, aggregation, and streaming with 57 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit for more information.