Dreamers declared a hunger strike last week. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Dreamers: ‘Cuomo Abandoned Us When We Needed Him the Most’

Government, Immigration, New York, Youth March 31, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Dreamers and immigration leaders expressed disappointment and frustration after the NY Dream Act was left out of the state budget, El Diario reports.

Nearly 800 inmates in local and state prison are under 18. (Photo via El Diario)

Pressure Mounts to Stop Trying Minors as Adults

African American, Criminal Justice, Latino, New York, Youth March 24, 2015 at 6:05 pm

The New York State Legislature debates whether to raise the age for imprisonment as an adult from 16 to 18, a measure that would affect mostly Hispanic and African-American youth, El Diario reports.

Preschoolers Learning in Spanish and English

Preschoolers Learning in Spanish and English

Education, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Video, Youth March 24, 2015 at 2:08 pm

La Escuelita on the Upper West Side offers preschoolers bilingual education in Spanish and English.

"We don't live; we survive," said Mexican mother Nancy Vázquez. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Child Poverty Epidemic Sweeps Through New York State

African American, Food, Latino, New York, Youth March 23, 2015 at 6:14 pm

The levels of child poverty in New York state are reaching epidemic proportions and Latino and African-American children are the most affected, El Diario reports.

Students worked on signs for the upcoming Interfaith Museum Exhibition, which opens March 22 at Temple Adas Israel. (Photo by Michael Heller via The Sag Harbor Express)

An Interfaith Museum on the East End of LI

Jewish, Latino, Long Island, Youth March 20, 2015 at 4:44 pm

An interfaith museum opens March 22 with works by Jewish and Hispanic children from the East End of Long Island, The Sag Harbor Express reports.

Council member Jumaane Williams and Dominique Sharpton at the Flatbush Ave. rally (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

In Brooklyn, Seeking Ways to Stem Youth Violence

Black, Brooklyn, Crime, Youth March 19, 2015 at 12:55 pm

In the wake of the beating of a 15-year-old by her peers, community leaders at a rally in Flatbush sponsored by the National Action Network urged that more resources and more attention be devoted to youths, Ditmas Park Corner reports.

Kenton Kirby (right), head of Make It Happen, smiles with colleague David Grant (left) and a youth in the program. (Photo courtesy of Make It Happen via Juvenile Justice Information Exchange)

In Crown Heights, Helping Youth Cope

Crime, Social Services, Youth March 5, 2015 at 12:19 pm

A group called Make It Happen is helping youth in the Brooklyn neighborhood to deal with the trauma of coping with violence and crime.

Speaking at the Ford Foundation panel, from left to right: Dr. Richard Dudley, Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson, Rev. Dr. Harold Trulear (Screen shot of video via Colorlines)

Examining the Pain Felt By Young Men of Color

Black, Youth March 4, 2015 at 3:47 pm

A forum at the Ford Foundation explored how young men of color suffer as victims of violence and crime, reports Colorlines.

(Photo via Russkaya Reklama)

Speaking to Russian Brooklynites About Teen Drug Abuse

Brooklyn, Health, Youth February 27, 2015 at 2:28 pm

NYPD officers, a private investigator, and a Jewish center representative advised parents from the Russian-speaking community in South Brooklyn on how to combat drug abuse among teens, reports Russkaya Reklama.

Francisco Curiel cannot wait to apply for DACA (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Vowing to Fulfill Young Immigrants’ Dreams

Featured Posts, Immigration, Youth February 17, 2015 at 3:17 pm

Roadblocks may appear, but immigrants who qualify are eager to apply to the expanded DACA program, El Diario reports.

Problem solving at #SocialGoodHacks in the South Bronx (Photo by Roxanne Scott for Voices of NY)

A Hackathon for Social Good in the Bronx

Bronx, Featured Posts, Technology, Voices' Picks, Youth February 11, 2015 at 12:33 pm

On a recent Saturday in the South Bronx, youths gathered to participate in the 10-hour #SocialGoodHacks to address social problems with newly acquired technology skills.

At Casita Maria’s 80th anniversary celebration, alumni and percussionist Benny Bonilla receives his conga-shaped birthday cake. (Photo by Natalie Lally via Hunts Point Express)

Casita Maria Celebrates 80 Years

Bronx, Social Services, Youth February 3, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Casita Maria marked eight decades of providing kids in the South Bronx with art and educational programs, reports Hunts Point Express.

Leila Eliot, 16, a new C.B. 3 member, second from left, and other young people interested in community boards and participants in a mock budget exercise. (Photo by Dusica Sue Malesevic via The Villager)

Getting Teens on Community Boards

New York, Politics, Youth January 29, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer recently hosted an informational meeting to encourage teens to serve on community boards, The Villager reports.

Miguel Sanchez, of Mass Ideation, brainstorms with intern Santiago Peralta (right) and employee David Echevarria on an animation project. (Photo by Pam Frederick via Hunts Point Express)

Tech Mentors Help Bronx Youth

Technology, Youth January 27, 2015 at 6:23 pm

Bronx start-up The Knowledge House pairs young adults with mentors in the tech industry who are from similar backgrounds, reports Hunts Point Express.

Marching for Juvenile Justice on MLK Day

Marching for Juvenile Justice on MLK Day

Young protestors in NYC marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by marching for racial equality and juvenile justice.