Central New York Makers Awards

In conjunction with the 2013 release of the PBS series, Makers: Women Who Make America, WCNY launched Central New York Makers Awards to honor women making contributions to their communities in WCNY’s viewing area. Nominees are evaluated on their efforts in their own communities that help shape today’s America. The awards ceremony is held at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, NY — the birthplace of the women’s suffrage movement — located near Syracuse.

Embracing our Military

WQPT created the Embracing our Military initiative in 2013 to raise awareness of issues important to the military community. In 2017, they were able to bring “The Wall That Heals” — a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Memorial plus an education center – to the Quad Cities area where they staged community engagement and educational events in conjunction with its visit.

Only in El Paso

In 2013 KCOS launched Only in El Paso, a web video series that tells positive and unique stories about the people and places one can only find in El Paso. The goal is to provide opportunities to area filmmakers and to expand perceptions El Paso. The project is created and produced in partnership with local filmmakers. Also collaborating are Destination El Paso and PBS Digital Studios. To date three full seasons of mini-documentaries have been completed reaching over 100,000 viewers.