The AjA Project: Photography Programs for San Diego Youth

Speak City Heights Media Lab: Inspiring Innovative Youth Reporting

This spring, the AjA Project partnered with Media Arts Center San Diego (MACSD) and KPBS to deliver a new program at Hoover High School in City Heights called Speak City Heights Media Lab (SCHML). SCHML provides participants with professional journalism, photojournalism and videography skills to support the creation of media

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Hoover Students “Zoom In| Act Out” with AjA

In partnership with Hoover High School, The AjA Project ran a 10-week-long program called “Zoom In | Act Out,” providing participants a platform to explore, identify and express their perspectives on community-based issues. During the program, participants used their cameras as learning tools to create portraits, abstract and documentary images

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AjA Project’s Photographers for Change Create City Heights Photo Mural

In partnership with the Karen Organization, The AjA Project ran a nine-month-long program with young women of Southeast Asian refugee origins called Photographers for Change (P4C). During the program, 15 Karen participants, ages 13 to 18 years old, used photography to reflect on their experiences of migration and resettlement, explore

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City Heights Speak for Change: Multi Media

By the AjA Project’s YAC Youth Media Team: Brent Jensen, Kiran Mehta, Beto Soto, Binti Musa, Famo Musa, Karla Flores and Kassandra Elias
In efforts to positively impact the community, Price Philanthropies and California Endowment invested an estimated $265 million in City Heights over the past 15 years. Guided by a

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City Heights Youth Speak for Change: Part Two

Photo Essay and Captions by Brent Jensen, Kassandra Elias, Famo Musa, Kiran Mehta and Karla Flores, members of the AjA Project’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) Youth Media Team.
In efforts to positively impact the community, Price Philanthropies and California Endowment invested an estimated $265 million in City Heights over the

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City Heights Homeless Speak for Change

By Brent Jensen, Kiran Mehta, Beto Soto, Binti Musa and Karla Flores, members of the AjA Project’s YAC Youth Media Team.
 
In efforts to positively impact the community, Price Philanthropies and California Endowment invested an estimated $265 million in City Heights over the past 15 years. The

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Overcoming Barriers to Health

 
Overcoming Barriers to Health is a collaboration between The AjA Project and UCSD’s Center for Community Health. The young women that participated ranged from 12-17 years old and were 1st or 2nd generation East African Refugees or Immigrants. Through photography, participants collectively identified health issues and then used their

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