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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 caring people. And we're committed to supporting community organizations doing good work in the NY area. We spotlight an issue every quarter. If you have a theme suggestion, contact our Community Advisory Board at sac@wfuv.org.

Healthy Kids - Spring, 2017

Studies show that healthy children get better grades, attend school more often and behave better in class. With that in mind, this Spring WFUV’s Strike a Chord campaign is focusing its attention on kids’ health.

Here is a list of PSAs featured in the campaign:

Wellness in the Schools
Actionplay
America SCORES
Family YMCA at Tarrytown
Bronx Nutrition and Fitness Initiative for Teens (B'N Fit)
Action for Healthy Kids
KEEN New York
KEEN New York

Watch our special panel discussion on children's health produced at BronxNet TV here.

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Coping with Grief - Winter, 2017

Losing a loved one and dealing with grief can be extremely difficult. This winter, Strike a Chord focuses its attention on programs that help people cope with some of life’s most challenging times.

Here is a list of PSAs featured in the campaign:

A Caring Hand
Hope After Loss#1
Imagine#1
Imagine#2
Bereavement Center of Westchester
Hope After Loss#2
Family Service League

Watch our special panel discussion on coping with loss produced in collaboration with BronxNet television here.

Our Strike a Chord campaign on Coping with Loss was recently recognized with a New York State Broadcasters Association Serving New York Award. WFUV News Director George Bodarky and Campaign Manager Blaine Kaniewski accept the honor at a May 5, 2017 ceremony. They were joined by WFUV Community Advisory Board Chair Suzanne McGillicuddy and WFUV Assistant News Director Robin Shannon.

Veterans Returning Home - Fall, 2016

The road to reintegration can be difficult for veterans. We spotlight 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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Some of the organizations supporting family caregivers in our area: