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Strike a Chord

Bringing awareness to local issues, and connecting volunteers with opportunities to make a difference.

WFUV is supported by a community of smart, curious, caring people. And we're committed to supporting community organizations doing good work in the NY area. We spotlight an issue every quarter. You'll hear related Cityscape programs and news features, and public service announcements. WFUV's Community Advisory Board contributes their ideas; if you have any suggestions for themes, please contact sac@wfuv.org.

Veterans Returning Home

This fall, WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign turns its attention to veterans returning home. The road to reintegration can be difficult for veterans. We're spotlighting organizations that help vets readjust to life on the home front, including providing assistance in finding a job.

Here is a list of PSAs featured in the campaign:

Jericho Project #1
Jericho Project #2
Jericho Project #3
The Mission Continues #1
The Mission Continues #2
American Corporate Partners
The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at NYU Langone Medical Center
Fordham Veterans Initiative

 

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Art as Therapy: Summer, 2016

The arts can play an important role in the rehabilitation of those who have suffered both mental and physical trauma, from stroke sufferers to survivors of domestic violence. This summer, WFUV’s Strike a Chord campaign is focusing its attention on art as therapy.

Check out our special panel discussion produced at Bronxnet Television here.
Here are links to the PSAs featured on 90.7 FM

A Free Bird
A Free Bird
Clay Art Center
Clay Art Center
Montefiore Creative Art Therapy
South East Consortium
Alzheimer's Association Hudson Valley
Alzheimer's Association Hudson Valley
Art Therapy Outreach Center
Art Therapy Outreach Center
Arts for Healing
Arts for Healing
The Creative Center
The Creative Center
Hebrew Home at Riverdale
Hebrew Home at Riverdale
Hebrew Home at Riverdale
Hebrew Home at Riverdale
Artworks Foundation
Artworks Foundation
Artworks Foundation
Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation
Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation

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Mentors for At-Risk Youth: Winter, 2016

You can't underestimate the value of positive role models in the lives of young people, especially those at risk. This winter, WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign is focusing its attention on mentoring programs in the tri-state region.

Hebrew Home of Riverdale
The Norwalk Mentor Program
C.A.S.H. Mentoring with National Black Association, MBA
PLOT For Youth-Preparing Leaders of Tomorrow
Mentoring USA
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Bergen Volunteer Center
Future 5
Roots and Wings Foundation

Watch our panel discussion produced in conjunction with Bronxnet Television here, which included the following guests:

  • Liza Austria, co-founder of UpBeat NYC. The organization uses the pursuit of musical excellence and ensemble performance to bring about positive change in the lives of kids in the South Bronx.
  • Jim SaintGermain, co-founder of PLOT, which stands for Preparing Leaders of Tomorrow.  The mentoring program is based in Brooklyn.
  • Manuel Piedra and Jeffrey Ampratwum from the Boy Scouts of America. Jeffery is the Bronx BSA Staffer and Manuel is a Star Scout from the Bronx who runs after-school programs.

See more here about the panel.

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Family Caregivers: Fall, 2015

When you're faced with having to care for a sick or disabled loved one, you're bound to encounter a set of new responsibilities - many of which might be unfamiliar or intimidating. This Fall, WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign is focusing on the needs and challenges of family caregivers.

Some of the organizations supporting family caregivers in our area: