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EMPOWER is a 60-minute documentary produced by WPBS-DT featuring the Independent Living Center of Massena, New York, and its successful welfare-to-work program. Featured are interviews with ILC staff, who work firsthand with those who utilize the program; New York state and county officials whose contact with the Center can attest to the program’s success; and students who are both active in the program, and have gone on to find employment or education.


  • Blingy Awards 2008, Tier Three Emerald Level, Category: Documentary.
  • The Accolade Competition 2008: Honorable Mention.
  • The Syracuse Press Club Awards: Best Documentary, Second Place
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