Youth

Some protesters called for the departure of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario)

Mexican Immigrants Protest Disappearance of Students

Mexican, Youth October 16, 2014 at 5:55 pm

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/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via The Uptowner)

Childhood Obesity Reaches Soaring ‘Heights’

Dominican, Health, Manhattan, Youth October 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm

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.

Lorraine Doucette crossing the street with her sons Liam (4 years old, walking) and Jason (6 years old, in the chair). (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Parents Battle DOE Over Special Ed

Education, Youth October 1, 2014 at 6:02 pm

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.

Mayra Hidalgo has advocated to make the campus at Sarah Lawrence immigrant-friendly. (Photo by Julius Motal/Voices of NY)

A Life Measured in Two-Year Increments

As the Obama administration delays executive action on immigration reform, a DREAMer is left in limbo.

Riffing at ‘Pueblo Harlem’

Riffing at ‘Pueblo Harlem’

African American, Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Manhattan, Youth September 25, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Afro Latin Jazz and salsa dancing marked the celebration at the Harlem School of the Arts.

Martha Flores helps her daughter Gisel Cabrera with her tiara and her quinceañera bouquet during one of the rehearsals for her big day. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Mexican Families Keep Quinceañera Rite Alive

Culture, In the News, Mexican, Women, Youth September 23, 2014 at 9:16 am

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.

Milady Baez, new head of the English Language Learners program for the city's schools, answering a question at a Sept. 12 meeting of the Hispanic Federation (Photo by Patrick Wall via Chalkbeat)

English-Language Learners Promised More Support

Education, New York, Youth September 16, 2014 at 3:24 pm

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.

Rondout Bridge in Kingston, New York (Photo by bsheets, Creative Commons license)

Migrating from Central America to the Hudson Valley

Immigration, In the News, Metro Area, Youth September 9, 2014 at 5:32 pm

La Voz describes two brothers among several people migrating from Central America to the Hudson Valley, and the challenges such migrants face.

Gathering in Ferguson, MO for the ride to NYC (Photo via Colorlines)

Black Life Matters: On the Freedom Ride

Black, New York, Youth September 5, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Colorlines editorial director Akiba Solomon writes about Black Life Matters, the action and freedom ride to Ferguson, Missouri, she participated in.

Preparing for New Immigrant Students

Preparing for New Immigrant Students

The Internationals Network for Public Schools welcomes youth from Central America as well as many other nations.

At Times Square on June 8, the starting day of his journey, Ryu Seung Woo held the banner he would carry to commemorate the Sewol ferry disaster. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Biking for Sewol

East Asian, New York, Youth August 29, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Korea Daily reports on the long bicycle journey across the U.S. taken by a Columbia University student to commemorate the Sewol ferry disaster.

Kwesi Green, 17, left, and Clive McCormack, 18, right, told a reporter they’ve managed to step out of their clique and befriend students like Dalbi Hernandez, a 20-year-old Clinton graduate, center, who was a Dominican immigrant. But, they said, when a fight broke out, students reverted to their usual groups. (Photo by Marisol Diaz via The Riverdale Press)

Students Talk about Segregated Schools

African American, Bronx, Education, In the News, Latino, Youth August 28, 2014 at 4:16 pm

The Riverdale Press went into some of New York’s segregated schools to hear what students say about the consequences of racial isolation and division.

Teen Taiko Drumming and J-Pop

Teen Taiko Drumming and J-Pop

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Youth August 27, 2014 at 2:32 pm

High schoolers learned about Japanese culture at a workshop at the Japan Society.

Volunteers at the Aug. 22 Safe Passage Project training session (Photo by Mo Krochmal for Voices of NY)

Helping Young Migrants Navigate Immigration Court

Pro bono attorneys meet juveniles at their first court date in New York.

Katherine Polanco (center) with her sister and stepfather Acner Alan Espinoza. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Cases of Immigrant Children in NYC Move Slowly

Central American, Immigration, Youth August 20, 2014 at 6:02 pm

After spending a day at a New York immigration court, a reporter for El Diario found that most cases of unaccompanied minors crossing the border are postponed due to a lack of lawyers.