18:00 | 09.02.2018
First-Ever Mayor’s History Makers Awards to Recognize 10 Houstonians Making a Difference in the Community

In celebration of Black History Month, Comcast today announced a
partnership with City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner to honor 10
community volunteers at the first-ever Mayor’s History Makers Awards.
Held at the Houstonian Hotel, the honorees will be recognized for their
commitment to making a difference in the community through volunteerism,
mentorship, advocacy and civic engagement.

“These exceptional individuals have demonstrated selfless commitment,”
said City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. “The History Makers Awards
give us an opportunity to recognize those who have played a vital role
in positive change in their communities while celebrating the diversity
of this great city.”

In addition to being recognized, each honoree will be featured in a
30-second Public Service Announcement that will air on Comcast. Comcast
will also donate $1,000 to the nonprofit organization of the honoree’s
2018 Mayor’s History Makers Award Honorees and Nominating
Barbara Curtis




R.A.R.E. Pearls, Inc.

Marilyn Douglas-Jones

Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans

Carol Freeman

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston

Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr.

Communities In Schools

Dr. Bobbie Henderson

United Way of Greater Houston

Pamela Joubert Davis

Children’s Museum of Houston

Elexa Orrange

Goodwill Houston

Michael Pearson

Chinese Community Center

Christina Porter

Chauncy Glover Project


Dr. Thomas F. Freeman, founding Dean of the Thomas F. Freeman Honors
College at Texas Southern University will also be recognized with a
Living Legend award.

Honorees were judged on criteria that included their personal impact in
the community, helping further the mission of a nonprofit organization
and overcoming personal obstacles. Judges for the awards include the
City of Houston’s first daughter Ashley Turner; Comcast Houston’s Senior
Vice President Ralph Martinez; United Way of Greater Houston President
and CEO Anna Babin; Legacy Community Health CEO Katy Caldwell; Houston
Mayor Pro-tem Jerry Davis; Career & Recovery Resources CEO Dr. Vern
Swisher; and Chief Development Officer at the Montrose Center Kent

Comcast NBCUniversal takes great pride in its Diversity & Inclusion
company-wide accomplishments and the dedicated efforts of Governance,
Workforce, Supplier Diversity, Programming and Community Investment. As
one of the world’s leading providers of entertainment, information, and
communications products and services, Comcast believes it has the
responsibility to reflect the customers and audiences it serves in all
aspects of its business.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology
company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.
Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet
and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and
also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news,
entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast
networks, television production operations, television station groups,
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