Center on Halsted receives $45,000 donation from Comcast Foundation

Mon. December 9, 2013 9:39 AM

comcast foundation donates $45,000 to center on halsted

Funds to be used to support Cyber Center, provide Internet access and computer training

Chicago, IL - Center on Halsted, Chicago's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community center, Friday announced it was awarded a three-year grant totaling $45,000 from the Comcast Foundation.

"Generous donations from Comcast and other funders give us the ability to provide vital services to the LGBTQ community and others," said Center on Halsted Chief Executive Officer, Modesto Valle.

The funds from the grant will be used to support the Dr. David J. Lochman Cyber Center, which offers free Internet access for visitors, along with classes ranging from how to use Microsoft Word and Power Point and photo and video editing software, to how to set up a blog and use Twitter.

"Comcast congratulates the Center on Halsted and is pleased to support the organization's efforts to improve the lives of LGBTQ community members in the area," said John Crowley, Comcast Greater Chicago Region senior vice president. "Comcast's goal in supporting the Center on Halsted and other organizations like it is to enhance the lives of the people in the communities we serve and where our 7,000 employees in the region live."

Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, is the largest, most comprehensive community center in the Midwest dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the LGBTQ community in Chicago. For more information visit

From a news release