MetroEast Community Media’s staff-produced program, Community Hotline, just achieved a landmark. This flag-ship program has been on the air for 20 years! Started in 1996, the show has undergone several significant changes in staffing, set design and distribution. However, the focus and format have remained the same.
Community Hotline is MetroEast's longest running staff-produced program. Each week typically features three 15-minute interviews with three local non-profit organizations in the hour-long show. This weekly program is co-produced by Emily Vidal, who also serves as the Director, and Monica Weitzel who also serves as the show's host.
This past summer a group of talented and motivated youth descended on Seaside, Oregon for a cram course in leadership and other important life skills. All of these kids had aged out of the Foster Care system in different states across the nation.Their summer, in large part, would consist of learning to advocate for those still in the system. The mission of Foster Club is
MetroEast has many wonderful community partners. If you are looking for a family or personal volunteer experience, look no further than our partner page on our website. We'll try to let you know when special opportunities arise.
East County has had it's share of problems with gang violence, substance abuse and poverty in recent years. The East Multnomah Arts & Culture Council is attempting to address these issues by hosting a Youth Solutions Summit at Gresham High School on Saturday, Sept.
This story isn't about a cat who is really good at keeping the mice away. It is about two gentlemen I recently interviewed who happened to share the same last name: Mouser. Have you ever met anyone with that last name? Neither had I until I became acquainted with both Kirk and Ian.
As co-producer and host of the Community Hotline TV show. I regularly work with local area non profit organizations. Dealing with people who are trying to make our world better is truly uplifting.