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In more than 20 years of volunteering with WHRO, John Delaney has worn many hats. Whether answering phones, giving tours, or helping with fundraisers, John is someone we count on. 

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Joe Flanagan discusses the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast's impact on Hampton Roads with CEO, Tracy Keller, and current Girl Scouts, Lilly Tomlinson and Elsa Kinnear. 

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Charles Dew, author of The Making of a Racist, recently spoke with HearSay's Cathy Lewis about racism in America and the pivotal moments that helped him outgrow the views instilled in him as a child raised in the deeply segregated South. 

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April is national volunteer month, and there has never been a better time to start volunteering in your community. Whether you'd like to mentor children, assemble care packages, or do office work, local organizations are looking for people to help them. 

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Community Initiatives

Here's what we've currently got in the works to bring education, enlightenment, and inspiration to Hampton Roads.

American Graduate: Getting to Work initiative focuses on helping youth succeed in school, career, and life by exploring challenges to entering the workforce facing today's youth. Find out more


Hampton Roads is home to over 217,000 veterans. We're currently involved in these initiatives with them:

Veterans Coming Home

Veterans Coming Home explores "what works" for veterans as they return to civilian life sharing both the challenges and success stories of veterans who are making a difference in the workplace, on campus, and in their communities. Find out more

Wall of Faces

There are 1,307 names of Virginian Vietnam veterans listed on The Wall. WHRO is proud to spearhead a state-wide initiative and engage partners and community individuals to ensure every Virginian listed has a photo. Find out more

Race: Let's Talk About It

Stories and events that foster conversations about race relations in America. Find out more

Emerging Leaders Board

Young professionals passionate about public media and supporting its mission. Find out more

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