Diversity Statement

WTVI PBS Charlotte is committed to ensuring that its workforce and governing boards reflect the diversity found in the communities it serves.   Central to WTVI’s mission, vision and values is maintaining a governing and workplace environment which recognizes and celebrates the power of diversity. WTVI strives to create and foster a supportive environment in which all individuals can be successful and reach his or her full potential within the organization.

WTVI PBS Charlotte seeks a diverse workforce and governing body through distinct personalities and capabilities of each individual within the group. On a personal level, the diversity of an individual is defined by his or her cultural and personal differences, as well as life and professional experiences.

WTVI PBS Charlotte believes that diversity considerations extend beyond race and gender. The spectrum of diversity also includes disability, religious belief, age, culture, sexual orientation, physicality, education and socio- economic status.

WTVI PBS Charlotte is an equal opportunity employer and will attempt to recruit a diverse work force and explicitly forbid discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other legally protected classification.


Outreach Activities/Events


WTVI’s Raising Readers program currently serves over 19,360 children at risk of failing out of school. Raising Readers is an early literacy and family engagement program for children ages 2-8 that helps families develop book-sharing routines with their child.

180 Days Hartsville – WTVI conducted several screenings with area organizations designed to dialogue with students, parents and educators around the topic of “dropping out of school”.

Story of Cancer – In partnership with the Lukemia and Lymphoma Society, WTVI hosted a preview screening for African American women. The event featured a “Wall of Hope” where women could post encouraging words and messages of Hope.

American Graduate Day – WTVI PBS Charlotte continues to address the on-going achievement gap through a variety of educational programming. Station-led outreach events have focused on individual student achievement, early childhood education, family engagement, emotional and social supports, parent participation, adult education, and community engagement.

Thinking Money – WTVI conducted community screenings and discussion events for individuals enrolled in The Community Link program, an agency designed to help and enable individuals and families obtain and sustain safe, decent and affordable housing.

STEM Broadcast Awards – In its 2nd year, WTVI hosted the STEM Awards Broadcast recognizing 6th-12th grade students and teachers from the station’s 13-county viewing area who exhibit excellence in the areas of STEM.

PBS Kids Summer Learning – During the out-of-school-time months, WTVI conducts workshops at area libraries serving low-income families. WTVI provides them with a variety of free and educational resources to encourage young learners to continue learning and exploring over summer vacation

Explore the Outdoors – As part of earth day, WTVI partnered with the Beatties Ford Library, located in a low-income fragile neighborhood. The “Fort Wild: Explore the Outdoors” day was designed to get kids outside to connect with nature.

Finding Your Roots 2 – WTVI documented three African American families as they discovered long-lost relatives hidden for generations within the branches of their family tree.

PBS Kids Writers Contest – WTVI launched the annual contest, in its 16th year, for students in kindergarten through third grade who want to write and illustrate their own stories, while building literacy skills.