East of the River Media & Communications Training works with nonprofit leaders in Wards 7 and 8 to strengthen their communications techniques and skills including: writing opinion editorials, crafting effective elevator speeches, conducting successful on-air and radio interview sessions, and telling stories that advance their mission and strengthen their organization.
Through hands-on workshops and sessions with local editors and reporters, participants are able to diversify and embolden the voice of the nonprofit sector, raise awareness about issues that affect communities East of the River.
Over time, our goal is that these leaders will help shape public debate on issues important to their organizations and ensure that the work of East of the River nonprofits is more accurately and more often portrayed in the local media.
Goals of the program:
- To diversify the voice of nonprofits in local media;
- To develop the skills of East of the River nonprofits to be better represented in media:
- To create opportunities for media to better access nonprofits East of the River.
This year's participants include:
Academy of Hope
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington
Calvary Women's Services
College Success Foundation - DC
DC Police Foundation
Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region
Operation HOPE - HOPE Financial Dignity Center
Sasha Bruce Youthwork
This program is funded by The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region.