Long Beach VoiceWaves

VoiceWaves is a Long Beach youth-led journalism and media-training project. The youth, ages 16-24, are learning to report, write, and create digital journalism content. Their reports will raise awareness of healthy community issues and activate change action in Central and West Long Beach. New America Media, with the support of The California Endowment, the Knight Foundation and in partnership with Building Healthy Communities, launched VoiceWaves in May 2011.

The Friendship Neighborhood Hosts 2nd Friend Fest at Drake Park August 31

Photo from Friendship Neighborhood Community-Building Facebook Page   Photo from Friendship Neighborhood Community-Building Facebook Page The Friendship Neighborhood continues their effort to spark relationships among neighbors with their second Friend Fest event August 31st from 11 a.m.

Videos Showcase Local Peace Builders at Season for Non-violence Kick-off Event

Season for Nonviolence 2013 Season for Nonviolence Kick-off event takes place this Sunday with video featuring Long Beach residents. On Sunday, January 27, youth and community leaders will join together for the official kick-off of the Season for Nonviolence 2013 (SNV13).

Journalism Students Use New Media to Raise Awareness in Long Beach

vwthumb Students from the Journalism and Mass Communications Department at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) partnered with New American Media’s youth-led Voicewaves this semester to cover issues in some of the city’s most diverse and economically disadvantaged communities.

‘Voicewaves’ Youth Journalism-Training Program Accepting Applications

new-american-media New America Media, with the support of The California Endowment, is now accepting applications for Voicewaves, a youth journalism-training program. All Youth Journalists will learn to report, write, and create digital media content in order to raise awareness of neighborhood health issues and activate community action in Central and West Long Beach.

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