What is Community Education?
The media we produce can be short or serialized hybrid documentaries: narrative pieces that feature community members, actors, graphics, and/or animations. We have produced multi-component public service campaigns, specialized news segments, and individual or multi-part training programs. Sometimes it is more important to reach just a few key people or groups with specific and targeted information. This can involve live and direct participatory events. Increasingly we use the Internet as an integral resource in reaching audiences.
Our projects have included police-community dialog and mediation, justice advocacy, public service campaigns for HIV awareness, vaccination awareness, specific disease testing participation campaigns, such as the sickle cell anemia testing program in a Harlem high school, teen attitudes towards and use of drugs and alcohol, and driving under the influence. Other projects have addressed needs for health disparities training, diversity training, early education policy reform, funding initiatives, teen parenting education, prison education, child abuse, and anti- discrimination. For more information about the benefits of community education please see the IMPACTS section.
FUNDING PARTNERS FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROJECTS INCLUDE:
Lila Wallace Readers Digest Foundation
Cornell Medical School
Bellevue Hospital (New York)
The United States Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Department of Justice
The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
The United States Department of Labor
The United States Department of Education
The National Endowment for the Humanities
The Maine Community Foundation
Baobab Center, Dakar, Senegal
March of Dimes Foundation
National Institutes for Mental Health (NIMH)
Community Education Gallery
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