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Community Health, Youth Voices

How to win a hackathon

At February’s “Hackathon” in Oakland, CA, a team that included Youth Radio’s Storm White won first place with their app, MyStudyBuddy, an app for busy community college students to organize study … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Women in Richmond still making history

Bisa French, the Richmond Police Department’s first ever African-American woman captain, discussed the importance of “planting seeds” in the minds of young people. Women leaders shared the stories of how they got … Continue reading

April 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

At first-ever town hall, students say they need more from teachers

When Long Beach Unified School District held its first-ever town hall meeting specifically to hear what students of color are thinking, administrators got a clear and overwhelming message: students need more … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Attorney General Holder meets with LA County young men of color

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sat down with twelve young men last week in South Los Angeles to hear their concerns for male adolescents like themselves. Teenage boys from the city’s Brotherhood Crusade spoke … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

A path to college in City Heights

Reality Changers is a program for youth from the inner city to work their way into a good college. Inspiration comes in the form of college graduates who tell their young counterparts … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Leadership conference leaves youth feeling inspired

City leaders and motivational speakers brought forth good advice at the 6th Annual Youth Leadership Conference, an event to highlight jobs programs for teens and encourage youth to focus on their best qualities … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lost a lung, gained a mission

Gabby Wilson was only in first grade when she got a lung cancer diagnosis. Years later, at a camp for children survivors of cancer, she had a chance to offer … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

From humble beginnings to district’s ‘Teacher of the Year’

Among teachers in the entire L.A. Unified School District, only ten are named “Teacher of the Year,” an honor reserved for educators who’ve showed exemplary dedication to their students, combined with creative … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

With boxing, a teen learns discipline

Boxing, says Berkeley High junior Luis Buendía, can teach you discipline, dedication, and even maturity. He’s been training from ten years-old with his dad. Now the Buendía family is giving free boxing lessons to give other young … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sacramento students in Bank of America’s leadership program

Five Sacramento students were picked for the Bank of America Student Leaders Program, awarding them a paid summer internship at a local nonprofit organization and a weeklong Summit in Washington D.C. … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

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