Members of the Urban Youth Collaborative rallied recently for revisions in the school disciplinary code, urging the elimination of infraction B21, Gotham Gazette reports.
Council member Ritchie Torres announced a new initiative to promote more community and civic engagement by youth in his district in the Bronx, Norwood News reports.
Using corporal punishment to discipline his son resulted in a Korean father being banned from contact with his son, The Korea Times reports.
The WomanHOOD Project, a mentoring program for girls and women, grew out of Amanda Matos’ frustration over the dearth of women of color as visible role models, reports The Riverdale Press.
The Brooklyn Community Foundation issued a new report, “Brooklyn Insights,” highlighting residents’ concerns about poverty, juvenile justice and the growing immigrant population, Brooklyn Brief reports.
Undocumented youth remember politicians’ positions on the Dream Act, and will vote accordingly on Nov. 4, Dalia Casco writes in an opinion piece in La Tribuna Hispana.
Two students from Manhattan look back on their experiences as undocumented immigrants and ahead to what the future holds as green card recipients, in this audio piece from The Uptowner.
Mexican immigrants demanded justice in front of the Mexican consulate for the 43 education students who disappeared in Iguala, Mexico, after they allegedly clashed with the police, El Diario reports.
Nearly 50 percent of children in Washington Heights are overweight. An Uptowner article explores why that is and what residents are doing to make their neighborhood healthier.
Parents have trouble negotiating the DOE bureaucracy in NYC to ensure that their disabled children get the “free and appropriate” education they deserve, City Limits reports.
As the Obama administration delays executive action on immigration reform, a DREAMer is left in limbo.
Afro Latin Jazz and salsa dancing marked the celebration at the Harlem School of the Arts.
A Mexican girl’s quinceañera is more than a beautiful gown and a perfect hairdo. Each element symbolizes the coming of age of a young woman and her commitment to make her parents proud, El Diario reports.
English-language learners in New York public schools were promised more support from Chancellor Carmen Fariña and her new head of ELL, Milady Baez, reports Chalkbeat.
La Voz describes two brothers among several people migrating from Central America to the Hudson Valley, and the challenges such migrants face.