WVIZ/PBS wins NAB Service to Children Award | American Graduate (Main)

WVIZ/PBS wins NAB Service to Children Award

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CPB President Pat Harrison with WVIZ education director Linda Williams

The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation presented American Graduate hub station, WVIZ/PBS with the 2015 Service to Children Award in the television category Tuesday. 

The station was honored for its work in Slavic Village, a neighborhood that is one of the poorest and lowest achieving areas in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. 

Previously, the station worked with its community partners to develop a media literacy program in classrooms and helping redesign the waiting room of a hospital clinic in the neighborhood.

The station also brought together hundreds of 8th grade students from the area to hear the stories of recent high school graduates and show anything is possible. The event culminated in a "graduation ceremony" for the students with their high school graduation year. 

“Broadcasters have an unwavering commitment to serving the public,” said NABEF President Marcellus Alexander. “This year’s winners clearly provide local impact and are an integral part of the fabric of their communities.”

Learn more about what WVIZ has done below.