Ryan Goss couldn't have dreamed of the type of education he would receive in college. After arriving on campus as a sheltered teen, Ryan found himself through the world of improv humor and connecting to veterans.Read more ...
While serving his country in Saudi Arabia, Airman Dwayne Parker lost vision in his right eye. Like thousands of our servicemen and women wounded in action in Iraq and Afghanistan, Dwayne returned home to a life filled with challenges. For Dwayne, frustration and depression soon followed.Read more ...
Dan Hallock's journey took this veteran from drug abuse and homelessness to complete restoration. Dan attributes much of his turn around to his relationship with VetsHouse and Executive Director of the Virginia Beach Program, William "Smitty" Smith.Read more ...
Connected to the Community
Here's what we've currently got in the works to bring education, enlightenment, and inspiration to Hampton Roads.
Emerging Leaders Board
Young professionals passionate about public media and supporting its mission. Find out more
Past Community Initiatives
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.
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