Public Media promotes a love of learning and helps communities, so that those living in them may have a fulfilling life in a strong, inclusive, informed society. At PBS SoCal, our high quality content is at the core of everything we do. And we amplify its power through engagement in the community, as well as partnerships with significant educational, arts and cultural institutions across the region.
We engage the community in an effort to address educational gaps – including kindergarten preparedness, 3rd grade reading levels, and high school dropout rates. Our educational content and outreach programs help prepare millions of children for success from cradle to career.
Across Southern California, PBS SoCal uses our proven engagement models to reach more people and provide educational experiences for all ages, tailored specifically to serve the diverse people of the region. We build upon our work by creating experiences for audiences with that explore science, history, nature, and the many subjects we address in our television programming and online content. And we broaden our reach to people wherever they are—online, over the air in their living rooms, or right in their neighborhoods.
Our expertise in mass media provides us with a unique opportunity to use multi-platform social impact initiatives as a means to engage our community in conversations about the issues facing our society. One such initiative – To Foster Change – employs rich content to provide insight and inspire discussion about the challenges faced by our region’s foster youth. We convene community leaders to share what’s working, explore new ideas, and ultimately find new solutions. And in partnership with organizations engaged in the foster care community, we engage with transition age foster youth, helping mentor and train them for media careers, and providing them with a platform to share their stories and pursue their dreams.
Significant institutions serve Southern California and provide a wide range of valuable services that improve our community.
Over the years, PBS SoCal has developed artistic, cultural and educational community engagement initiatives – thanks in large part to the partnerships we’ve developed. Cultural institutions like the Music Center, the Huntington Library, the Natural History Museum, LA Opera, The Getty Museum, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, USC and UCLAhave partnered with us to expand the availability of cultural experiences across the region. And community partners like LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, local Boys & Girls Clubs, First Five California,and K-12 schools across the region have joined us to bring critical educational experiences to neighborhoods across our community.
A trusted public media partner, PBS SoCal works with diverse organizations on topics of regional importance to spark dialogue and cultivate collaboration. These partnerships will continue to be critical in the future, as we work together to find new ways to serve all the communities across this region.