WGBH is proud to be an integral part of the cultural fabric of greater Boston and New England. Locally owned and independent with environmentally friendly studios in Brighton, WGBH partners with the people, institutions, and organizations that make our region a hub of cultural and educational activity. We're out in the community every day, meeting the people who matter — you!
On the air and online, we highlight the people and issues right in your own backyard:
- You'll find us out and about, recording live performances — from the Lowell Folk Festival to the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall and Tanglewood.
- We help teachers make the most of our resources in the classroom, and collaborate with educational and cultural organizations all around New England.
- Some of our partnerships go back more than 50 years; others spring from our coverage of today's lively scene. They result in screenings, forums, and other events that extend the value of WGBH's broadcasts and services.
Giving back to the community is a WGBH tradition:
- We are an active member of the Brighton Board of Trade, Allston Board of Trade, Brighton Main Streets, and the Presentation School Foundation.
- The WGBH Kuhn Memorial Scholarship is presented each year to deserving Brighton High School seniors.
- We were proud to support breast cancer research and care at Caritas St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center during our move from Allston to Brighton through the Walsh Movers/iShred “Pink Crates” campaign.
Keeping classical alive on 99.5FM
WGBH will be preserving a full-time classical station on the air in Boston. The love of classical music in our region is strong, and so is WGBH's commitment to sustaining the vibrant tradition of the Boston area. Make this commitment along with us and become a Founding member of our new all-classical service on 99.5FM >
Nova ScienceNow hosts Cafe Sci in Cambridge
Café Sci, hosted by WGBH science production Nova ScienceNow, explores a different scientific topic each month in our local neighborhoods. These fun, low-key, no-jargon gatherings bring guest speakers to cafés, pizza places, and coffee shops – free and open to all. On July 27, Café Sci examined the intersection of taste and emotion with guest speaker Don Katz, a neuroscientist at Brandeis University who wonders why taste isn’t just up to your tongue. This Café Sci, based on the latest episode of Nova ScienceNow, met at People’s Republik, 876 Mass Ave, Cambridge. To find out about the next Café Sci, join the mailing list: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peep's World opens at Children's Museum
Peep and the Big Wide World has been transformed into a new permanent exhibit called "Peep’s World" at the Boston Children’s Museum. Thanks to support from the National Science Foundation, "Peep’s World" offers children and their parents hands-on components and text and graphics that make science fun and accessible for children ages 3-5.
WGBH employees raise money for Jackson/Mann Community Center
WGBH employees held their annual parking lottery for one of 30 prime parking spaces under our Brighton headquarters. Each year, ’GBHers donate $5 per chance, with proceeds from the annual lottery going to a local charitable group. Last year’s lottery raised $3,240 for Allston’s West End House Boys & Girls Club. This year’s recipient is the Jackson/Mann Community Center in Allston, part of the Boston Centers for Youth & Families, whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for Boston residents by supporting children, youth, and families through a wide range of programs and services.
WGBH hosts Newton Mothers' Forum
The Newton Mothers’ Forum (NMF) hosted its annual Members & Friends Auction in WGBH’s Yawkey Atrium, raising more than $9,000. The majority of the proceeds — derived from business-donated auction items — was donated in support of the award-winning children’s programs at WGBH, this year’s NMF charity partner. Brigid Sullivan, VP for Children’s, Educational, & Interactive Programming, addressed the crowd of approximately 100 mothers. The Atrium provided the perfect spot for attendees to watch clips of WGBH children’s programs, and Newton Mothers’ Forum event organizers reported their excitement in being able “to partner with such an important and impactful charity that plays a role in our children’s daily lives.”
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