Post Tagged with: "New America Media"

/ October 31, 2014 11:51 pm

Q&A: Why Prop 47 Matters in the East Valley

[Translate] Coachella, Calif. — Allex Luna, a community organizer for Inland Congregations United for Change, has worked with local youth and families for several years. A Coachella Valley native, Luna’s desire for people in the eastern Coachella Valley is to live, “dignified lives.” This is why he’s been following Proposition 47, the Reduced Penalties for Some Crimes Initiative, since the […]

/ May 15, 2014 3:47 pm

Undocumented, Uninsured, and In Debt For Life

[Translate]     Editor’s Note:  California Senator Ricardo Lara’s (D- Huntington Park/Long Beach) Health For all Bill (SB 1005) – it would make all Californians, regardless of immigration status, eligible to purchase insurance – advanced out of the Senate Health Committee on Wednesday, April 30, and will go to the Senate Appropriations Committee before being moved for a vote.  Under […]

/ January 15, 2014 9:30 am

Coachella Uninc Seeking Youth Reporters

[Translate]   Coachella Unincorporated is looking for a few great student reporters to add to our already amazing team. If you want to help us tell the stories of the Eastern Coachella Valley, we invite you to attend our next editorial meeting: Thursday, January 16, 2014 1494 Sixth St, Coachella (Raices office) 4 to 5:30 p.m.   Participants must be: […]

/ November 23, 2013 1:18 am

Coachella Uninc Searching for Beat Reporter

[Translate]   Coachella Unincorporated is searching for a Beat Reporter/Assistant Editor. Please read description below and submit resume to brincon@newamericamedia.org by Dec. 13, 2013.   ORGANIZATION: New America Media/Coachella Unincorporated POSITION: Coachella Unincorporated Beat Reporter/Assistant Editor STATUS: Hourly – Part-Time (20 hours/wk)   PROGRAM OVERVIEW: New America Media (NAM), with financial backing from The California Endowment, will be working with […]

/ October 4, 2013 1:51 am

Openly Gay, Secretly Undocumented

[Translate] BRENDA R. RINCON/New America Media   PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – Juan Ceballos came to the United States so he could live freely as an openly gay man. But the move came with a high cost: he had to take on another secret identity as an undocumented immigrant. Ceballos was 17 when he entered the United States by foot, a […]

/ August 29, 2013 11:30 am

Review: Jobs Challenges Youth to Change the World

[Translate]   JOHNNY FLORES/Coachella Uninc     We all have the power to change the world, regardless of how the world sees us. This message was my takeaway from Jobs, the film chronicling the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, from his college days in 1971 up until the reveal of the revolutionary iPod in 2001. The film starred Ashton […]

/ June 25, 2013 6:00 pm

Barred from Federal Programs, DREAMers May Qualify for Medi-Cal

[Translate] VIJI SUNDARAM/New America Media This article is also available in Spanish. 中文翻譯 OXNARD, Calif. – For years, DREAMer Rodrigo Perea, 18, lived under a threatening cloud of deportation. Now, Perea has legal permission to live and work in the U.S.– but until recently he was still in the dark about the low-income health programs he qualifies for. He’s not alone. […]

/ June 21, 2013 12:38 am

Sealing Youth Offender Records Brings Chance at a New Life

[Translate]   Ed. Note: In June, youth advocates testified before a hearing of the Senate Public Safety Committee in Sacramento in support of AB 1006, which would require court and probation officers to inform youth offenders of how to seal their records upun turning 18. The bill is currently awaiting approval by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The author, David Cunningham, […]

/ June 3, 2013 6:35 pm

CU Reporters Share Peaks and Pits of School Year

[Translate] Our Peaks Ivan Delgado Beat Reporter “This year has gone all too well to have one specific high moment of the year. However, the privilege of being Editor-in-Chief of The Chaparral, the College of the Desert student newspaper, stands out as one of my more rewarding memories, only because I had worked tirelessly and put so much time and […]

/ May 31, 2013 6:53 pm

NAM Launches YouthWire

[Translate]                       SAN FRANCISCO — New America Media invites you to explore the scope of our youth media work via YouthWire.org, a new one-stop portal to NAM’s statewide network of youth and community media outlets: Richmond Pulse, We’Ced (Merced), Voicewaves (Long Beach), South Kern Sol, Coachella Unincorporated, and NAM’s flagship […]