My California Dream

In collaboration with some of our media partners from San Diego to Richmond, we asked young people in California to reflect on their “California dream,” and how it may be different from the aspirations of their family members who came before them. Here’s what they had to say. ALVIN ENGO, LONG BEACH “My father and […]

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Long Beach Youth Uplift City Issues Through Dance And Performances At The 13th Annual Yellow Lounge

Khmer Girls In Action, a non-profit focused on awareness building, held an event celebrating culture and identity through art. This year’s theme “We Love, Believe, and Care” highlighted  race-related violence at schools, women’s rights, and deportations. Read more at VoiceWaves. 

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The Road To Youth Justice

Expulsion. Arrest. Gang violence. Long Beach youth share stories of how the city has failed them and their vision for healthier communities. What can the city learn from its own residents and youth about the road to true youth justice? Read more at VoiceWaves. 

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A Bittersweet Victory: Here’s How Long Beach Tenants Fought Landlords and Won

Across Long Beach, renters face rent hikes, eviction notices, and terrible living conditions. After years of injustice, residents staged a rent strike and filed a lawsuit in hopes of finally getting justice. “According to eviction-tracking data, at least three Long Beach tenants are evicted each day. At the same time, residents are being priced out […]

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