Power of Media
CWK Network, Inc. uses the power of media and the promise of education to produce and distribute documentaries and corresponding educational resources that improve the lives of children and families. The company produced the Emmy-Award winning Connect with Kids television documentary series for over a decade and distributed that series to over 55 million homes through CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox television affiliates. CWK’s 2022 premiere feature documentary Defining US, Children at the Crossroads of Change is distributed by Gravitas Ventures and is available on streaming services nationwide. CWK documentaries have received over 40 media industry awards including 27 Emmy Awards and nominations.
Promise of Education
CWK owns the nation’s largest, proprietary, non-fiction video library on social and emotional health, diversity, equity, and inclusion. The company creates non-fiction films and corresponding, evidence-based, educational resources on these issues and distributes that content through private label streaming platforms to schools, universities, and community partners nationwide. CWK is listed as an “Effective Producer of Programs” on the U.S. Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP); and the New York Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS). In 2022, CWK Network was one of 18 national recipients awarded a 5-year Education and Innovation Research (EIR) grant by the U.S. Department of Education. The EIR grant recipients were selected through a rigorous process seeking innovative student wellness models with a focus on social and emotional learning (SEL) and equity to address the impact of school closures and lost instructional time due to COVID-19.
“Love is the answer. I know it sounds quite simple, and it is as hard as it is simple but I’m talking about this love that leads to the liberations of peoples’ minds and souls.”
– Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Associate Professor of English Education Teachers College, Columbia University