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People of all ages marching together from Times Square to Washington Square Park during a Refuse Fascism protest on Nov. 4, 2017. | Karen Savage

Scenes from a New York Protest

NEW YORK — Protesters from across New York City called for an end to the Trump presidency early in November. They rallied in Times Square, then marched through the streets of Manhattan before ending with a second rally in Washington Square Park. Similar events were held across the country. Here are moments in time from […]

Activists gathered outside Brooklyn, New York’s Borough Hall for the Oct. 22 National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality.

Parents of the Young Killed by Police Support Each Other, Keep on Showing Up

NEW YORK — The parents who gathered on the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall on a recent balmy Sunday morning came from different boroughs and ranged in age but all had one thing in common — all of them had buried a child who had been killed by the police. One of them, Nicholas Heyward […]

Organizer Soffiyah Elijah leads the March for Justice through the streets of downtown Poughkeepsie, New York.

New York’s March for Justice

They were white and black, young and old, gay, trans and straight, putting themselves on the line for what the organizer called the civil rights movement for the 21st century. Soffiyah Elijah came up with the 180-mile walk from Harlem to Albany, New York, an attempt to draw attention to the abuses in state prisons […]

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Kids Compete, Learn in Juvenile Justice Jeopardy Game

Spending a Saturday morning in a classroom is not something most kids want to do. So why did 110 kids between 9 and 17 years old in Lawrenceville, Georgia, do that in mid-May? They received basketball instruction from retired NBA stars and learned how to deal with police, tense situations and about Georgia law via […]

Two protesters gave the power sign as they held up their placard at the rally.

Rally Held to Support Jessica Colotl’s Immigration Fight to Keep Dreamer Status

ATLANTA — Advocacy groups and protesters rallied this weekend downtown in support of Jessica Colotl, whose Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status was recently revoked. Her story made headlines in 2010 when she faced deportation as a 21-year-old undocumented student after being arrested for driving without a license. Since then Colotl received DACA status, graduated […]

On a cold and drizzly morning, children who attend elementary school Public School 104 in Far Rockaway, Queens wait for the #NoExcusesBus to take them to school on Dec. 12, 2016.

Community-based Organization Battles Chronic Absenteeism in Queens

“Good morning, Love Bugs, it’s a beautiful day!” Meaghan Holley sang through the door of an apartment. “Psych. It’s actually really gross out. But we still have to get up and go to school!” Holley, a 30-year-old community worker who runs Rockaway Rising, which works with youth and families in Far Rockaway, Queens, personally escorts to school kids who would otherwise […]

Students paint glaze on handmade pieces in one of Inner-City Arts' two ceramics studios. “For many of them, it’s their first time learning about ceramics, touching clay and expressing themselves in a three dimensional form. It’s great to see their amazement of the possibilities that clay gives them,” said artist-teacher Lizbeth Navarro. | Photos by Sean Myers

Nonprofit Art School Helps Youth Thrive in Skid Row, Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Nestled among nondescript warehouses and infamous streets, Inner-City Arts in downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row is an oasis for artistic growth and self-exploration that serves more than 8,000 students each year. (Click on photo gallery, above.) The school provides free classes each day for students in grades K-8 education through a partnership with the L.A. […]

Young People Protest U.S. Election in Washington, New York, Nationwide

NEW YORK — Chants of “not my president” and “love trumps hate” filled the air as thousands of young people stood shoulder to shoulder Wednesday night, filling the blocks around Trump Tower with signs reading: “Trump = Racist Rapist,” “Black Lives Matter,” “She Got More Votes” and “Trump, I’m LGBTQ and I’m not afraid of you.” […]

​The entrance to the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride​.

Programming, Connections Help California Youth Deal With Demons of Reentry

Few would guess the crowd waiting to enter the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride and Corn Maze is almost entirely made up of formerly incarcerated youth whose daily lives are in some ways more surreal than a scary event. Used to a totally regulated life on the inside, they are uncertain how to navigate life on […]