COMMUNITY  EDUCATION

The New Family Initiative: literacy and motivation training for young, rural parents.

The New Family Initiative: literacy and motivation training for young, rural parents.

Health Disparities: sensitization training to reduce barriers to health care for new immigrants.

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

Rockefeller University

Cornell Medical School

Bellevue Hospital (New York)

The United States Environmental Protection Agency

The United States Department of Justice

Verizon Foundation

MBNA Foundation

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

Changing education policy at all levels requires persuasive community documentation.

Changing education policy at all levels requires persuasive community documentation.

The Maine Community Foundation

Baobab Center, Dakar, Senegal

March of Dimes Foundation

National Institutes for Mental Health (NIMH)

Community Education Gallery

Click on an image below to view it larger. Move curser over the image to read the caption.