on the Air
by Janice Baker
The current economic downturn has had a dramatic effect on agencies working for those in need. We'll look at the changing demands on area non profits that coordinate services to large numbers of people.
5/14: Sounds of Homelessness
The sounds from life on the streets from one homeless family including the challenges of finding work, shelter and providing food and health care. This is the seventh episode of our weekly Thursday series, "Hope at Home: Understanding the Foreclosure Crisis."
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3/6: Call to Action
Shortly before his inauguration, President Obama sent out a call to
action to all Americans, asking them to get involved in their
communities through volunteering. He set an example by volunteering
himself the day before he was sworn in. Have Las Vegans responded?
Here are some early results. Listen to m3u
12/8: The Giving Season
The holiday season tends to bring out the giver in most of us, but
some businesses and their employees in Las Vegas Valley make giving and
volunteering a part of their company's cultures year 'round. Listen to m3u
10/8: Improving Volunteerism
Even in a town as sharp with a dollar as Las Vegas, many locals still
bristle when confronted with the news that Las Vegas doesn't measure up
well as a charitable city. Listen to m3u
9/4: The Changing Environment
Very quietly, economic trouble has made its way into places in Las Vegas where you might not expect to find it. Listen to m3u
Everyday, organizations in Southern Nevada are working hard to build our community, from social service agencies directly assisting those in need to projects that advance our cultural offerings or educate area citizens.
Everyday, the audience of Nevada Public Radio visits this website to find out about programs on air, download audio, make a pledge, check our listings for events or participate in a promotion. Our audience know this address and they visit often.
Everyday, on air Nevada Public Radio will let the audience know that this is the place to find out how they can make a difference in their community: by connecting with area non profits.
We've designed this part of our website to put our listeners directly in touch with the current needs of non profits. We've worked with Wells Fargo, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, United Way of Southern Nevada and the Harwood Institute to design this project: we thank them for their assistance and all the non profits in Southern Nevada who have participated to create this resource.
- Use this page to discover the specific needs of area non-profits and how you can help as a volunteer, serve as a board member, by donating goods and services or making a financial contribution.
- Learn about the work of the non-profits in the area by clicking through to their pages.
- Listen to the companion Community Connections features that have aired on News 88.9 KNPR
How can my organization be considered as a Community Connections Partner?
If your organization is a registered not-for-profit involved in providing services of any kind to Southern Nevada, then you may be considered. Interested parties please fill out our online form. If you have any questions, please contact our Community Connections Manager, Catherine Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org).