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Community Health, Youth Voices

Black Sheep: Thee Inglorious Blacktree Barberia

Thee Inglorious Blacktree Barberia is giving formerly-incarcerated people, recovering drug addicts, and other struggling individuals a second chance by supporting their careers as barbers. “The guys that work here are … Continue reading

December 3, 2018 · Leave a comment


What happens when a community’s central shops and services get displaced? See more from Media Arts Center

October 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Food Justice

Produced by students at Southland Blended Community School. See more from Media Arts Center

September 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

23 And Counting

A reflection on the alarming trend of school shootings. See more from Media Arts Center  

September 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Caras Conocidas

A PSA by students from Instituto Altazor in Tijuana, Mexico on the issue of bullying. Part of the Anti-Bullying Through the Arts initiative, in partnership with the San Diego International … Continue reading

August 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

A behind-the-scenes look at youth filmmakers in San Diego

San Diego’s Media Arts Center brings youth together each semester to learn how to make documentary and fictional films. In this video, students give a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the film-making … Continue reading

May 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Haitian refugees and San Diego’s housing crisis — a documentary

San Diego’s housing crisis has put pressure on the city’s Haitian refugee community.  Youth reporters in San Diego filmed a short documentary — “Settling: Hope and Housing” — about the … Continue reading

May 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

REACH: disease prevention through empowerment

This short documentary honors the women advocates involved with ALCANCE, a local chronic disease prevention education program. The true power of their work lies in sharing information and empowering members of the community. Produced … Continue reading

April 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Community Murals: North Park Neighborhood

Businesses and residents are coming together around ‘Take Back the Alley,” a city-wide initiative in San Diego that cleans up alleyways and installs murals. Some claim the murals near El Cajon and … Continue reading

March 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Kansas Street: a call for pedestrian crosswalk

Traffic on an Diego’s El Cajon Boulevard moves at a pace in keeping with its origins as the historic Route 80: fast. Civic leaders have come together in the face … Continue reading

March 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

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