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Students in Northampton Country Public Schools will enjoy new learning activities thanks to an anonymous donation from a local Eastern Shore organization.

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As local news coverage has declined in Hampton Roads, WHRO Public Media has worked to fill the gap by expanding its newsroom. We're hearing from community members which issues are most important to them and exploring the ways local journalism adds to the vibrancy of the community. 

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The price and availability of housing seemingly dominates our community’s conversations, from City Council to the kitchen table.

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We're discussing the state of local journalism, and we want YOU to join the conversation. Join us at any one of these events!

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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.

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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