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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.” […]