PBS Stations support their communities with programming and initiatives that address local issues. Below are just a few examples from the National Center for Media Engagement of stations making an impact in their community.
KCTS, Seattle: Helping Others Rise Above the Financial Crisis
KCTS partnered with 30 community organizations to address unemployment, housing and personal finance issues.
KERA, North Texas: Maximizing Resources to Help Community
KERA launched a year-long, multiplatform initiative to help people cope with the economic downturn.
WCNY, New York: Community Intervention Inspires the Unemployed
WCNY organized a televised town hall meeting to help the unemployed and also created a resource guide with the local United Way.
FAMILIES & CHILDREN
South Dakota Public Broadcasting: Building Stronger Families
South Dakota Public Broadcasting partnered on a program teaching parenting skills to incarcerated fathers and helping them maintain contact with their children.
KPBS, San Diego: Empowering Youth
KPBS organized a program in which incarcerated teens presented to other teens about youth dating violence.
KNME, Albuquerque: One Step Toward Reaching Families in Need
KNME convened “Take One Step for New Mexico Women,” an initiative to help medically underserved people in New Mexico.