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National Center for Outreach

The National Center for Outreach (NCO) is a professional association for outreach practitioners. Its goals are to provide resources, training, and funding for public television stations, promote meaningful outreach at the local level, and expand the presence of outreach within public broadcasting. The NCO is committed to supporting producers as they develop and implement national educational outreach initiatives.

The following are among the many services the NCO provides:

  • Outreach consultation and technical assistance
  • Contact lists of outreach consultants and PTV station outreach coordinators
  • Annual NCO conference
  • Presentations at national conferences in and beyond the industry
  • A producer outreach day camp (in planning process)
  • Pipeline, a listing of upcoming broadcasts/initiatives with related outreach, available online and in print
  • Grants to public television stations to support local outreach initiatives
  • Developing and modeling best outreach practices
  • Fostering local and national outreach partnerships
  • Facilitating national evaluation initiatives

For more information, contact the NCO's national office:

National Center for Outreach
975 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Tel: 1-866-234-2016
Fax: 608-265-5039
Executive Director: Maria Alvarez Stroud, 603-263-9295,

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