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WETA in the Community

WETA is proud to be part of a dynamic, diverse community.

Our connection to Greater Washington goes beyond our television and radio broadcasts to include projects and activities that reflect and serve our distinctive region.

Please take a moment to watch a short video highlighting WETA’s work with area schools and the community. One of the aspects of WETA we are most proud of is our efforts to help strengthen literacy and other critical skills in area children – something that would not be possible without friends like you.

Ferne Barrow, WETA's Senior Director of Outreach

WETA's Senior Director of Outreach and Community Engagement, Ferne Barrow discusses WETA's community initiatives.

Connecting with the Community

Part of building a strong community is being a good neighbor and reaching out to others. Local activities, community projects and education workshops are some of the ways WETA brings our listeners and viewers into contact with each other and our community's rich resources.

 

Local appearances and special events

Meet WETA's on-air personalities or attend a WETA special event. The station hosts activities throughout the year, including events in partnership with local cultural and civic organizations, program screenings, discussions and more.
See upcoming WETA events →

 

Ready to Learn initiative

WETA offers more than 100 workshops annually to show parents, teachers and childcare providers how to use public television as a teaching resource for children.
Go to Ready to Learn →

 

Outreach resources

To promote community discussion and awareness of important issues related to our television broadcasts, WETA offers print and online resource for several programs each year such as The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimers. The materials aim to assist viewers in exploring new approaches to life's challenges.

 

Teacher workshops and resources

WETA offers free local teacher workshops and downloadable teacher guides for making the most of PBS television series broadcast on WETA.
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Community Advisory Council

The WETA Community Advisory Council serves as a voice of the community to WETA regarding programming, outreach services and public activities.
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“I have so much faith in people. If you have enough of them, you get not just one little point of view, but you get the points of view of a larger number. And I don’t know of any place where you can get more points of view than you can in this Washington metropolitan area.”
— Elizabeth P. Campbell, Founder of WETA 

 

Spotlighting the Best of Washington

WETA celebrates our community with television, radio and online features that reflect the best of local Washington.

Local television and radio productions

Local television productions that explore Greater Washington's people, places and events include series such as Around Town, WETA Neighborhoods and The WETA Guide. On the radio dial, Classical WETA 90.9 FM broadcasts tapings of local classical music performances as part of the Front Row Washington series.
Watch online →

Broadcasts that reflect our diversity

WETA proudly celebrates our area's rich diversity by broadcasting television programs of special interest during Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, Gay and Lesbian Pride Month, and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
Learn more →

Community events calendar

On weta.org, you'll find a searchable calendar of events submitted by local arts and cultural organizations. The free listings connect residents and visitors with events and activities happening in the Washington metropolitan area.
Go to events calendar →

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