Youth Media for Building Healthy Communities

Community Health, Youth Voices

Where I live: the good and bad of Richmond

Richmond is often described as a city fractured by crime and divided into districts of differing safety profiles. “Richmond has had its ups and downs. I’ve been a resident for 21 years. I … Continue reading

March 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Yellow Brick Road Play Street unveiled in Richmond

The Richmond nonprofit Pogo Park hosted the grand opening of the Yellow Brick Road Play Street, which includes a series of parks, walking paths and a roundabout in the city’s Iron Triangle neighborhood. … Continue reading

March 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Five fun facts about El Cajon Boulevard

Local youth dish up some trivia about City Heights’ El Cajon Boulevard, in a video by Media Arts Center San Diego.  

March 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

‘Great Streets’ effort could make Boyle Heights safer

César Chávez Avenue, running through the heart of Boyle Heights, has a higher rate of accidents involving cars, pedestrians and bicyclists, than similar streets in Los Angeles. The Great Streets Initiative … Continue reading

March 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

West Side Stories: Gentrification in Oakland

Faces and names pop out as you hover over a map of West Oakland, and the voices of local youth from the neighborhood contrast with home-seekers looking to invest in property there, elucidating the issue of gentrification in … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rethinking safety in Ramona Gardens

A 17 year-old resident of Ramona Gardens writes about the problems and the pride of growing up in the Ramona Gardens neighborhood, as part of the neighborhood’s Storytelling Project. “I found … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Basketball tournament connects youth and police

The Saturday Basketball program was conceived as a way to get youth and police officers together in an environment that is not defined by law enforcement. Fresno police think the tournament can diffuse tension and address … Continue reading

September 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Advice for young men in the hood

Khalid Elahi knows some of the myths swirling in Richmond’s hard neighborhoods, mottos that get young people to adopt the lifestyle they see around them. But he wants these young men to think first about their future … Continue reading

September 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sacramento youth’s video pays tribute to his neighborhood

A young man questions the reputation of his neighborhood, Meadowview, and interviews residents to show the diversity of viewpoints. See it on Access Sacramento.

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Residents say there are ways to quell violence this summer

It’s been a violent summer for Long Beach. Summertime, when kids are out of school, tends to see a spike in crime, and last month was the most violent June in recent … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

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