Youth Media for Building Healthy Communities

Community Health, Youth Voices

Closer To The Solution: The Power Of Having A Different Perspective

San Diego’s Media Arts Center introduces us to Urban Scholars Union, a student-run group that helps formerly incarcerated college students.  Watch at Media Arts Center.

March 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

No Trust Without US

San Diego’s Media Arts Center created a documentary short that discusses the practice of community policing. The short, which features a conversation with a local police officer, focuses on the … Continue reading

March 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Voting Is Vital

The Media Arts Center youth reporters documented Viet Vote’s Candidate Forum and Voting Party. This event served as a means to help the Vietnamese-American community in San Diego County understand … Continue reading

March 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Little Saigon Stories: Creating a New Space for City Heights

Media Arts Center and the AjA Project in San Diego teamed up to celebrate and honor the rich culture and stories of Vietnamese refugees and descendants living and working in … Continue reading

February 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Student interviews reveal hopes and dreams

They dream of becoming professional boxers, homicide detectives, baseball players, officers and counselors. They listen to music, go out with friends, they stress out and play soccer. Teens who attended … Continue reading

August 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

My life, my vote: Don’t let language be a barrier to voting

Only 3 out of 7 Filipino Americans in San Diego choose to vote. For this election season, community leaders worked with Eastlake High School students to produce a bilingual video … Continue reading

August 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Art in the collective voice

In just nine months, 18 young women from the City Heights community in San Diego built a body of photography and writings that explore identity and contemporary women’s issues. Called … Continue reading

August 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Combating waste on campus

The sound of a heavy rainfall. It is a welcome sound in dry California. But the runoff wipes the street clean  of motor oil and washes discarded trash down drain … Continue reading

July 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

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