Esperanza y Su Éxito, a Spanish- language television show created by Esperanza Donovan-Pendzic and facilitated by Worcester State University’s Center for Community Media, features a mix of education, politics, and entertainment. The program, which offers Worcester State University students an opportunity to serve the community and build professional credentials, was established in 2007 with the help of co-producers Julian Berrian and Alta Carroll.
The Center for Community Media (CCM) at Worcester State University is housed in the Communication Department. In accordance with Department of Communication’s mission to promote the critical understanding of communication in a culturally diverse and technological world, the Center for Community Media at Worcester State University seeks to empower students to apply their knowledge of media literacy, intercultural communication, multimedia, and promotional production skills learned within the Communication Department to the greater community media projects in the greater Worcester area. Through innovative outreach activities and partnerships with nonprofit groups seeking to improve the quality of the community’s communicative environment, the Center contributes to the university’s goals of community outreach, service learning, practical application of the curriculum, cultural awareness, and diversity.
Through the Communication Department and our Center, well-educated students seeking to contribute to the betterment of society now have an opportunity to become actively involved in the social and democratic processes of community building by working directly with public nonprofit groups to improve the lives of those they service in the community. Manifestations of such work is taking place through: