WHYY DOES SOOOO MUCH FOR PHILADELPHIA, IT’S COMMUNITIES AND IT’S COUNTRY.
LIVECAREPHILLY EMPHATICALLY ADORES, PRAISES AND RESPECTS THIS INDELIBLE INSTITUTION WHICH HAS IMPACTED SO MANY LIVES IN SO MANY WAYS.
THANK YOU WHYY, SINCERELY.
This tiny blub does not even begin to represent what they do, have done and are growing to do. Please take time to understand what they offer you by going to their website and seeing for yourself.
WHYY is the leading public media organization in the Philadelphia Region, including Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and beyond. You can access us on television, radio, in the community and right here online.
We are deeply committed to the needs of young people. In fact, many people’s first experience with WHYY is watching our award-winning PBS Kids television programs as a child. We also offer multimedia instruction in our studios and at 28+ local schools. However, our children’s service is just the tip of the iceberg.
We produce more than a dozen local programs, such as Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Friday Arts and Radio Times. We offer a robust regional news service supported by a newsroom more than 50 people strong. We are also your local PBS and NPR station, bringing you long-time favorite programs, such as Antiques Roadshow, Morning Edition and more.
We bring together people in the community for more than 50 events each year. From critical conversations about civic issues with experts to “meet and greets” with big personalities, keep an eye on our events calendar for things to do all year round.
One of the things that makes us who we are is that we are Member-supported and a not-for-profit organization. Support from people in our community makes up about 50% of our operating budget, with additional support from leadership gifts, corporate underwriting and grants from foundations. This special funding formula allows us the creative freedom to create high-quality programs and services not possible anywhere else.
About Our Education Department
WHYY is renowned for the educational kids programs it broadcasts on TV, but when it comes to supporting kids as they grow up, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. WHYY’s education initiatives support children and the parents, teachers, and other adults who care for them. We offer free lesson plans, hands-on media arts training at WHYY’s Philadelphia Studios and more. Our signature program, WHYY Media Labs, is a partnership with more than 28 schools across Philadelphia that brings equipment and instruction to thousands of students each year.
About The Common Market
The Common Market is a nonprofit regional food distributor with a mission to connect communities with good food from sustainable family farms. We strive to improve food security, farm viability, and community and ecological health.
Currently operating in the Mid-Atlantic, Georgia, and Texas, The Common Market is expanding to other U.S. regions to build a nation of vibrant regional food systems. Choose a location to become a customer, producer or to learn more about our local initiatives.
As a young married couple, Haile Johnston and Tatiana Garcia-Granados moved to Philadelphia’s historic Strawberry Mansion neighborhood in 2003. At the time Haile and Tatiana settled in, families of means had moved out. While the culture remained, the lives of everyday people were impacted by blight, vacancy and poverty.
Working as part of a neighborhood community development organization, they engaged young people in projects to beautify the neighborhood’s vacant lots – cleaning up, planting flowers and growing vegetables.
A field trip with their team led to an a-ha moment that changed their futures.
“By chance we stumbled upon a big agricultural auction about an hour away in a rural area,” Tatiana remembers. “And while we were there, we realized it’s not just communities like ours that are disconnected from healthy food. There are all these small family farmers who don’t have access to markets – they’re at the mercy of this auction system.”
RAIR’s mission is to challenge the perception of waste culture by providing a unique platform for artists at the intersection of art and industry. Situated inside a construction and demolition waste recycling company in northeast Philadelphia, RAIR offers artists studio space and access to more than 450 tons of materials per day.