Flashpoint Extra: Entercom Serves program benefits Philly parks, veterans, civic education

September 23, 2019 - 3:23 pm

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In this special edition of the Flashpoint podcast, host and KYW Newsradio community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the Entercom Serves program.

Entercom, KYW Newsradio's parent company, celebrated the grand opening of its new headquarters at 2400 Market Street last week. As part of the celebration, Flashpoint focused in on three of the company's five pillars of community impact: sustainability, veterans and service members, and civic education. 

First up, Entercom partnered with Fairmount Park Conservancy this summer, bringing 200 employees to clean up Lemon Hill. Meg Holscher, senior development director, and Sara Hirshler, membership manager, discuss Philly's parks, the vision for sustainability, and the many events coming up this fall.

This summer, 200 Entercom employees cleaned up Lemon Hill, preparing it for the public. Corporate partners and volunteers are vital to the parks. Philadelphians can also become members of the conservancy.

Meg Holscher (center), Fairmount Park Conservancy senior development director, and Sara Hirshler (left), membership manager
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Entercom has been a partner of Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) since 2011. COO Josh Jabin discusses TMF's various initiatives, including the "If not me, then who?" mantra, which is at the core of the organization, as well as the 9/11 Heroes Run.

The nonprofit brings community to veterans and first responders, helps them transition, and promotes character-building to the next generation. 

Travis Manion Foundation COO Josh Jabin
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Finally, civic education is a strong pillar of the Entercom Serves program. Committee of Seventy Chief Advancement Officer Lauren Cristella, and National Constitution Center Chief Learning Officer Dr. Kerry Sautner, discuss the work their nonpartisan organizations do to educate citizens about the Constitution and democracy.  

Cristella and Sautner lay out the many events coming up at both organizations this fall.

Flashpoint airs every Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. on KYW Newsradio 1060AM. It also airs at 5 a.m. Sundays on B101FM and WPHP 1210AM, and at 6 a.m. on WOGL 98.1 and TDY 96.5.  

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