A collection of tools and resources to support the CPB Public Service Media Economic Response Initiative to help stations serve communities.
Additional TOUGH TIMES
Engagement Ideas & Resources:
With the youth unemployment rate at its highest level since 1948, growing numbers of teens in your community are looking for things to do. Read the details and consider how you can engage them.
For ideas about what to do with teens, see repository entries: IPB’s Engaging At-Risk Youth Through Digital Media Production.
Share Recovery Act Opportunities with your community, including recovery-related jobs, contracting projects, grant information and more.
The National Consumer Law Center offers a Student Loan Borrower Assistance Program. Put it on your site as a resource for borrowers who want to know more about their options.
This LA Times article is a helpful resource for citizens to find important information about COBRA.
NPR’s The Joy of Work offers a perspective you may not have considered—the increased difficulty of finding a job when one is developmentally disabled.
Community needs shift as homelessness increases in suburbs and rural areas, as reported in USA Today
As an annual event in Lansing, MI, Be a Tourist in Your Own Town is a model demonstrating that connecting with your community can help stimulate the local economy.
Capital Public Radio interviewed homeless community members at a local health and information event. CPR’s Living Homeless features stories that contradict stereotypes of the homeless population and show people who are generous and hopeful despite hardship.
Help community members decipher today’s economic terms by linking to NPR’s Planet Money Glossary.
Connect your community to resources like this informational site about new educational opportunities for unemployed workers; and this assessment tool for people to learn if they’re eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Get inspired by learning how some U.S. regions are using their stimulus funds. The Columbia Journalism Review compiled stories from 10 local news source to showcase the myriad of uses, from green building to alternative energy and iphone technology.
The New York Times reported on the economy-related rise in emotional health problems. Read the article to understand how to support these community members.
Learn how to manage volunteers more effectively using online tools. Listen to the podcast from the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Don’t overlook the Exurbs (outer Suburbs) when considering target communities for your Mortgage Crisis engagement. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Exurbs are some of the communities most in need of help.
The home-foreclosure crisis isn’t limited to urban and suburban areas, but has also affected rural America. Read the Wall Street Journal article for details that will help you serve rural families in need.