RCN partners with Girls Inc. of NYC in support of educational programs offered to girls living in the five boroughs
February 13, 2014 – RCN, an industry-leading provider of High-Speed Internet, Digital TV & Phone, teamed up with Girls Inc. of NYC this past December to help raise money for the New York City-based non-profit organization which delivers life-changing programs that inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Fees collected from new RCN customer installations were donated directly to Girls Inc. of NYC for the entire month.
The mission of Girls Inc. of NYC is to advocate for and improve the lives of girls aged 6-18 living in the five boroughs. Through educational programs, they empower girls to build self-esteem, take pride in success, and aspire to their fullest potential. Research-based curricula delivered by trained, mentoring professionals equip girls to succeed academically, lead healthy and physically-active lives, manage money, navigate media messages and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
“We are honored to partner with Girls Inc. of NYC,” said Bruce Abbott, General Manager of RCN New York. “As a company, we strive to help support the community and city in which we both work and live, and Girls Inc. of NYC is the epitome of those same values. It’s an amazing organization – one that is changing the lives of young girls in our city every day, and we are delighted to be a part of that.”
Pamela Maraldo, Executive Director of Girls Inc. of NYC, shared her thoughts on the cooperation of the two organizations. "RCN’s commitment to helping girls living in New York City's most economically depressed communities is extraordinary. They are a model of a compassionate brand of corporate leadership; their community impact is felt at the most fundamental level in the lives of girls we serve. We are fortunate to have partnered with them this winter and are thrilled with the outcome of the campaign, and that we can now bring more of our life-changing programs to even more girls in need.”
The donation total of $15,682 is viewed as just the first step, as both companies are looking forward to a continued partnership and other ways they can work together to support girls in New York City. Those looking to donate on their own, are encouraged to visit http://www.girlsincnyc.org.
About RCN Telecom Services, LLC RCN Telecom Services, LLC (http://www.rcn.com and rcnbusiness.com) provides industry-leading High-Speed Internet, all-Digital TV and Phone services for residential, small/medium and Enterprise business customers. PC Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award named RCN one of the winners for best cable broadband ISPs in 2013 – RCN was rated highest in satisfaction for reliability. RCN's affordably priced advanced digital services are delivered through their proprietary, state-of-the-art fiber-rich network and supported by 100% U.S.-based customer service. RCN's primary service areas include Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Boston, and Chicago.
About Girls Incorporated of New York City Girls Inc. of New York City inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through life-changing programs and experiences that help girls navigate gender, economic, and social barriers. Research-based curricula, delivered by trained, mentoring professionals in a positive all-girl environment equip girls to achieve academically, lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money; navigate media messages; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. For more information visit http://www.girlsincnyc.org/index.html. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.