KPBS and the National Conflict Resolution Center present Community Heroes, honoring individuals who give selflessly to build civility and community in San Diego.
Questions about the Community Heroes project? Contact Clare Pister, KPBS Community Engagement Manager, at (619) 594-2487 or email@example.com
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The former vice president warns a San Diego audience that climate change is already happening.
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More than 11,000 climate scientists signed a declaration this week warning of a "climate emergency" and urging the need for new ways to measure the effects of a warming planet.
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What is Community Heroes?
In January 2017, KPBS and the National Conflict Resolution Center were pleased to launch a new local initiative: Community Heroes. The goal of Community Heroes is to honor ordinary individuals who give selflessly to benefit their community and have actively made it a better place.
KPBS and NCRC seek nominations for heroes from the public based on topics, ranging from health to poverty, from inequity to the environment. Four heroes are chosen annually, with the first honored in the spring of 2017. In selecting the honorees, a committee of volunteers look for individuals who embody service and selflessness, who have shown a commitment to effectively collaborating with those around them, and who reflect the diversity of our region.
Archive of Local Heroes
Community Heroes is a continuation of a program called Local Heroes, a partnership between KPBS and Union Bank. The program ran from 1998 - 2016 and was structured around heritage months, honoring individuals who were and are making a difference in sixteen diverse communities in San Diego.