WNRN prides itself in giving our nonprofit neighbors a venue to promote their causes and events. We create recorded Public Service Announcements for nonprofits that are written in their words and recorded in their voice. We call this series “Community Connections”.
Creating a Community Connection is an easy process. First, write up a 3-5 sentence paragraph of what you want to promote. If it is an event, WNRN requires at least three-weeks advance notice to create a Community Connection for any event. To take full advantage of the program, we recommend six weeks to a month’s notice to promote the event. If there is an admission or cost for the event, 100% of proceeds must benefit the nonprofit.
Once your paragraph is written, email it to email@example.com. We will then edit your words to fit FCC regulations to create a Community Connection script. After that we’ll schedule a time for a representative of the nonprofit to record the script at WNRN. Our recording times are Monday afternoons from 2-5pm or Thursday mornings from 9am-noon.
Organizations profiled by WNRN or organizations whose information is broadcast within Hear Together/Community Connections must be a registered 501c3 and must submit their 501c3 letter of registration prior to recording or participating in Hear Together/Community Connections.
You can read more information about Community Connections & Hear Together here: Community Connection Rules for Inclusion
Community Connection News & Updates
Piedmont Master Gardeners is offering Garden Basics, a series of occasional Saturday afternoon workshops for new home gardeners. The next workshop on Flowers and Shrubs will be May 14 from 2 to 5pm, and Growing Vegetables: the Fall Garden will be on July 16, both at Trinity Episcopal Church on Preston Avenue. You can find details online.
Jefferson School City Center invites vendors and performers to participate in this year’s Day Soiree at the Jefferson School City Center July 9th from 11am-4pm. This year’s Soiree celebrates the work the non-profits in our community do to improve the quality of life of our neighbors. The event will feature food and music. The Day Soiree is a partnership between the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, the Miller School of Albemarle and the Jefferson School City Center.
Beverley Street Studio School provides the community with the opportunity to explore the world of the visual arts through practice, professional instruction, and contact with practicing artists. They offer a variety of painting and drawing classes and workshops. Registration for summer quarter opens in May. To find out more information about classes and workshops, or to sign up for classes, visit their website: http://www.bssschool.org/
Literacy Volunteers is seeking volunteers to tutor adults in reading, writing, or speaking English. Students come from a variety of backgrounds, and they are hoping to acquire the skills they need to independently pursue life goals, support their families, and contribute to their communities. You can help these students achieve their goals by registering for New Tutor Training on Saturday, May 21 from 9:30am to 4:00pm. To register, call (434) 977-3838 or for more information visit their website: http://literacyforall.org/
Open Bio Labs is a non-profit bioscience education center located in downtown Charlottesville. Open Bio Labs is a fully-equipped wet lab open to community members and students of all ages and backgrounds. They believe synthetic biology will have an enormous impact on the future of medicine, food production, environment, and more. Their goal is to educate the community about the rising tide of synthetic biology, helping to prepare citizens for this new, rapidly-evolving field. Open Bio Labs will be hosting a Synthetic Biology Summer Camp for high school students starting in June that will allow them to develop their syn-bio toolkit in preparation for advanced college placement.
To learn more about upcoming workshops and events, click here.
University Montessori School is a diverse family-centered school community which embodies the best practices of Montessori education in facilitating the academic, emotional, physical and social development of each child. They invite you to our first Reservoir Run on Saturday, May 14th . This 5K race is open to runners and walkers, and will wind up and down Reservoir Road. There will be a kid’s race before the 5K. All proceeds from the race benefit the UMS Financial Aid fund. You can learn more on their website, or to schedule a tour call (434) 977-0583.