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99 Homes Writer and Director Ramin Bahrani with actor Michael Shannon I Photo Courtesy of Broad Green Pictures

99 Homes: Q & A with Writer and Director Ramin Bahrani

The film "99 Homes" is the story of single father Dennis Nash (Golden Globe nominee Andrew Garfield) as he is evicted from his home and his only chance to get his home back is to go to work for Rick Carver (Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon), the...
Amy and David pose with Day One student activists, photo from the Day One facebook

Bringing Community Voices Into the Classroom

The presentation touched on many of the students' Youth Voices topics and provided information on how to conduct community outreach, connect with public officials, and working together to achieve a goal.

From the Science Field into the Classrooms

In El Monte California, Durfee School students learn valuable skills from guest speakers who are conducting on-the-ground science base researchers.

Investigation: Brainstorming an Ideal Community Space at the Bowtie Parcel

Student teams initiate a plan to improve an aspect of the Bowtie Parcel along the Los Angeles River by brainstorming and sketching their ideas.
LFCSA Students visiting the Bowtie Parcel for the 1st time | Photo: Evelyn Serrano

Exploration: Students Visit the L.A. River's Bowtie Parcel

Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts students discover the wonders of the LA Rivers Bowtie Project plot and the efforts currently taking place.
Arroyo High School Students - During Love is Respect El Monte Twitter Party

Using Twitter for Social Good: Raising Awareness on the effects of Teen Dating Abuse

Today, social media plays a pivotal part in everyone's lives, but for current high school students who have grown-up in the digital information era, social media is simply part of their DNA.
MVHS Youth Voices students meet with Principal Larry Cecil and Claire Robinson from Amigos de los Rios

Seeking Change Through Collaboration

Collaborating with school officials and community organizations is key for the Youth Voices students to gain clarity on how they investigate and advocate for their community cause.

Social Media in the Classroom

"Media literacy builds an understanding of the role of media in society as well as essential skills of inquiry and self-expression necessary for citizens of a democracy"
By Ivan Jimez, student at Mountain View High School

Postcard Tour of El Monte and South El Monte

We asked Youth Voices participants the question: Whats your city postcard? and asked them to respond by designing a postcard of their city.

Back to School Night: Opportunities to Share and Learn

Youth Voices attends Back to School Nights to introduce the program to the school community and collect community data for the Youth Voices participants.
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