Current/Ongoing Projects During the 2011-2012 Academic Year
The Center for Community Media works in collaboration with Worcester-based educator/ activist, Esperanza Donovan-Pendzic, to produce Esperanza y Su Exito, a community-oriented, Spanish language TV program. Among the topics addressed on the weekly television show are finance, health awareness, cultural arts, and education. Our center’s partnership with Esperanza y Su Exito provides Worcester State University’s students with invaluable internship experiences and generates goodwill among the city’s Latino community. Integral to Esperanza y Su Exito’s continued success is its partnership with Worcester’s WCCA TV13 station which currently broadcasts episodes of the program.
The Center for Community Media has recently partnered with a local non-profit organization, AIDS Project Worcester, to produce an educational video documentary designed to heighten awareness of the HIV/AIDS virus and direct people to local counseling and STD testing resources.
Under the guidance of the Center for Community Media’s membership, a representative of The Shrewsbury Historical Commission is currently utilizing the center’s post-production facilities to edit a short documentary chronicling the restoration of a historical building.