Channel 4 veteran news reporter Beverly White, left, and Craig Robinson, president and general manager of KNBC and diversity executive of NBCUniversal, right, present check to Sherion Johnson, director of external relations and fund development for the Urban Media Foundation.

As part of its ongoing commitment to public secondary education in local communities, the NBCUniversal Foundation awarded $200,000 in grants to six nonprofit organizations in the Los Angeles area on Tuesday.

The Urban Media Foundation (UMF) was awarded a grant of $35,000. Other grant recipients included Big Brothers big Sister of Greater Los Angeles ($50,000), City Year Los Angeles ($37,500), Communities in Schools Los Angeles ($30,000) Los Angeles Education Partnership ($21,250) and Project Grad Los Angeles ($26,259).

“Serving the community is critical to the success of any station,” saidCraig Robinson, president and general manager of television station KNBC and executive vice president and chief diversity officer, NBCUniversal. “Whether it’s delivering news that is relevant or partnering with organizations that make a difference in the lives of local residents, being in-touch with and involved in the community you cover is crucial. We are proud to support each of these organizations and the work that they do to promote a brighter future for the youth of Los Angeles.”

“We greatly appreciate the generous donation from the NBCUniversal Foundation for UMF’s Youth Education Programs,” said Sherion Johnson, director of external relations and fund development. “Their partnership and support helps us to provide low-income youth with educational opportunities and needed resources to prepare themfor success in today’s highly competitive global market.”

The UMF offers trainings in multimedia communications, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, college readiness and professional development for inner city youth,ages 13 to 17 years old.

For more information call (323) 905-1335. Online at www.urbanmediafoundation.org or twitter.com/urbanmediala.

 

Source: Urban Media Foundation/jc