The AjA Project: Photography Programs for San Diego Youth

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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Homelessness: Personal Stories Emerge

By Brent Jensen

People void of a support system, unable to attain financial and emotional stability must sometimes reconcile with the reality of homelessness. The unconventional lifestyles of those who are homeless – often exhibited along neighborhood streets and alleyways – serve to detach and segregate this population

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PhotoCity Fundraiser – This Saturday!

Come support The AjA Project’s PhotoCity students at the City Heights Farmer’s Market tomorrow (Saturday, July 26th) from 9 am to 1 pm!!!


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The Bahati Mamas: Growing freedom from the ground up

by Famo Musa
The Bahati Mamas, which means the Lucky Mamas, are a group of five women who are farmers, Hajia Kangame, Hawa Ahamed, Sitey Mbere, Khadija Musame and Maganey Ramazani. They have been farming together here in San Diego for five years. When they got the opportunity to farm

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