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Youth Power Fest Rally

The California Endowment held the #GetLoud Youth Power Fest Rally this month in Downtown Los Angeles; Amidst displays of youth-centered art, the event hosted booths for the #SchoolsnotPrisons campaign, nutrition advocates and a Latino empowerment … Continue reading

June 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Health for All Kids Act expected to serve 185,000 children

The Health for All Kids Act, signed into law last year, allows undocumented children under the age of 19 to apply for health coverage under Medi-Cal. Advocates and state legislators appeared … Continue reading

May 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fresno City Youth Commission will bring fresh ideas

Recently, the Fresno City Council approved funding for the Fresno Youth Commission, a program that trains teens and young adults to take an active role in the decision-making process for issues … Continue reading

May 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kern County sued over alleged gerrymandering

A national civil rights organization has filed a lawsuit against Kern County, citing violations of the 1965 Federal Voting Rights Act. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed the suit … Continue reading

May 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Advocating for Merced’s youth in D.C.

Claudia Gonzalez recently joined a trip to Washington, D.C., to meet with legislators and organizers working on social justice and equity issues. The five-day visit left her with the seeds of leadership and advocacy … Continue reading

April 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Advocating for the most vulnerable

Gloria Sandoval, a recently-retired high school guidance counselor, is a fixture at local demonstrations and city meetings. She identifies homelessness as a key issue obstructing equality in Merced. “My recent … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Youth Justice Center tapping youth resilience and turning it to power

Leaders at RYSE target youth at risk of being locked up or otherwise in the system, and offer them guidance and support to redirect their energies towards making positive change. … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Merced youth advocate during state capitol visit

A group of 13 Merced youth, ranging from ages 12 to 24, visited the State Capitol in a trip set up by the Merced Organizing Project. Their mission was to bring … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

The next generation of Long Beach women in STEM

STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and math – account for some of the fastest-growing and most lucrative jobs. But those jobs remain stubbornly male-dominated. A mythology surrounds this discrepancy: girls and … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Virgen de Guadalupe and the environment

Residents from the Eastern Coachella Valley gathered for the Virgen de Guadalupe processional, this time to bring awareness to the environmental issues facing their communities. High School students carried signs reading, “Save … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

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