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

COMING IN FALL 2016: Veterans Returning Home

This fall, WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign is turning its attention to veterans returning home. The road to reintegration can be difficult for veterans. We'll be spotlighting organizations that help vets readjust to life on the home front, including providing assistance in finding a job. If you're aware of an organization you think we should highlight, e-mail us at sac@wfuv.org

 

Paint photo by George Hodan

Summer, 2016: Art as Therapy

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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Winter, 2016: Mentors for At-Risk Youth

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.

 

Family Caregivers: Fall, 2015

Our panel includes 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 at: http://www.wfuv.org/content/strike-chord-mentoring-risk-youth-panel-disc...

Our panel includes 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 at: http://www.wfuv.org/content/strike-chord-mentoring-risk-youth-panel-disc...

Our panel includes 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 at: http://www.wfuv.org/content/strike-chord-mentoring-risk-youth-panel-disc...

Our panel includes 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 at: http://www.wfuv.org/content/strike-chord-mentoring-risk-youth-panel-disc... 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.

Watch our Bronxnet Television panel discussion on the topic here.

Here are some of the organizations supporting family caregivers in our area: