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WASHINGTON, DC -- The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) presented third-place Call to Service winners Katrina Mesina and Claire Yancy with a $2,000 donation check to South Bend, Indiana's Center for the Homeless program. As previously announced, the Call to Service Collegiate Competition, sponsored by NABEF and the McCormick Foundation, called on college students to create a unique community service project that partnering radio and television broadcasters later promoted to encourage community involvement. Video footage of the winning students was displayed during NABEF's 2010 Celebration of Service to America Awards. To view the footage, click here.
Mesina and Yancy's project, titled "Our Hour," was created as a curriculum for women at a local homeless shelter, and will be an ongoing program at the Center for the Homeless. The ten-week course featured topics ranging from women's history to sexism.
The partnering station for "Our Hour" was WNDU-TV Channel 16 South Bend, Indiana. In addition to the $2,000 donation, Mesina and Yancy will receive a matched scholarship for Saint Mary's College. Additional competition information is available at www.nabef.org.
The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving broadcasters and the public interest by supporting and advocating community service, diversity, education and broadcasting issues and trends.
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