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
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
Ramadan is a month long holy period observed by Muslims across the globe. Devotees undergo a spiritual purification through prayer, fasting, self-accountability and charitable acts. Observed for 29 to 30 days, this Islamic holiday marks the ninth month under the Islamic lunar calendar. Eid al-Fitr, translating to “the feast
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!!!
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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On Saturday afternoons at Skate 4185!, a free youth program at the City Heights La Maestra Foundation on Fairmount Ave, kids utilize their skateboarding prowess while participating in trash cleanups. The community-based Skate 4185! program gives local youth the opportunity
The AjA Project’s PhotoCity program at Monroe Clark Middle School (MCMS) in City Heights is currently in its third semester of programming. Over the past few semesters, PhotoCity students have photographed and documented issues around their community, developed proposals for change around these issues, and presented their proposals to stakeholders
By Kiran Mehta | email@example.com
Kiran Mehta is a high school student and a member of The AjA Project’s YAC Youth Media team.
Knowledge about the location and frequency of criminal activity is useful to law enforcement in that it helps them strategically plan how and where to direct