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Community Partnerships

WHRO - Featured Partnership

WHRO is a public service media company that promotes education, culture and citizenship to the citizens of Hampton Roads, Virginia through a variety of telecommunications services. Thousands of viewers and listeners tune in to broadcast programming on WHRO's four public television and seven public radio stations every day. Since its founding 1961 to support education, WHRO has employed creativity and technology to serve its mission to enrich audiences through content that educates, entertains and promotes understanding. Owned by 18 local school divisions, WHRO delivers educational and new media services to 286,000 students and 25,000 educators per month.

WHRO and Old Dominion University announced a civic and community engagement partnership last August that has extended the reach and impact of both organizations.

WHRO's veteran public affairs host Cathy Lewis works with the university's Office of Community Engagement to identify opportunities to leverage ODU's expertise and research capabilities and WHRO's media platforms in service to Hampton Roads.


Annual Partnerships

This past year, Old Dominion University students, faculty and staff collaborated with the following organizations:

  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross Blood Drives
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Blue Star Families
  • Community Blueprint
  • Dwelling House
  • Elizabeth River Project
  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
  • Fairy Godmothers of VA
  • Food Bank of Southeastern VA
  • ForKids, Inc.
  • Future of Hampton Roads
  • Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast
  • Give an Hour
  • Governor's School for the Arts
  • Greater Norfolk Corporation
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hampton Roads Center for Civic Engagement
  • Hampton Roads Partnership
  • Kiwanis International
  • March of Dimes
  • Mission Serve
  • Operation Smile
  • Rock Solid Foundation
  • Salvation Army
  • Special Olympics
  • Susan G. Komen Foundation
  • Union Mission
  • The Up Center
  • Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities