PRI receives $400,000 grant to jump start "Immigrant Lives" initiative
The initiative will elevate public awareness of, and discourse about the experiences, struggles and successes of the over 38.5 million immigrants across America.
In a pioneering collaboration, PRI's flagship public radio news program "PRI's The World®" will work with New America Media to uncover and produce stories about the immigrant experience in the United States. These stories will air on "The World," reaching 2.5 million weekly listeners, and will be distributed through the New America Media network of ethnic press. The stories will be produced by journalists from both organizations and from public radio stations. PRI will also launch a groundbreaking social media effort aimed at fostering dialogue and civic engagement around issues the stories address.
PRI received a $400,000 grant to jump start the initiative from the Rita Allen Foundation, which seeks to nurture breakthrough solutions in science and society.
"This initiative is central to our mission to provide content and experiences essential to helping people live successfully in our interconnected world," said Alisa Miller, PRI's President and CEO. "Through this and other initiatives, PRI continues to push innovation in public media through content and distribution partnerships that provide platforms for the different voices of Americans and others across the globe to be heard."