The AjA Project: Photography Programs for San Diego Youth

Shape our student leaders: Donate today!

The AjA Project is raising $25,000 from now until September 30th to fund our Youth Leadership Program, Youth Advisory Council. For internships, college prep opportunities and career development, we need your action by Donating Now… so we can all watch leaders grow!
http://ajaproject.kintera.org/donate

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Art of Photography Show is opening on August 13

The Art of Photography Show’s Opening Reception is on August 13, 2011 at at the Lyceum Theatre Gallery in Horton Plaza. A total of 15,444 entries were submitted by artists from 72 countries around the world. The judge for this exhibit is Anne Lyden, Associate Curator of Photography at

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2011 San Diego World Refugee Day

More than 600 people attended the World Refugee Day Event, held at the Museum of Photographic Arts on Sunday, June 19th. The event highlighted the contributions refugees make to their new communities in San Diego and across the country. During panel discussions, several Crawford High

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WORLD REFUGEE DAY EVENT

Join us for World Refugee Day Celebration Event on Sunday, June 19, 2011 from 1pm to 6pm at the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego. We will celebrate San Diego’s diversity with Pulitzer Prize winner Don Bartletti and local photography heroes Sam Hodgson and Roberto “Bear” Guerra, as we

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AjA on Capitol Hill

We are proud to announce that 3 AjA students will be featured in 2011 Through Your Lens Exhibit on Capitol Hill! Photos and stories shared by students and teachers across the nation will be shown in a special Through Your Lens exhibit in the Rotunda of the Russell Senate office

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BOOST Conference

The AjA Project will be traveling to Palm Springs this week to speak at the BOOST (Best of out-of-school time) Conference – a comprehensive convening of professionals supporting children, families and communities in the out-of-school time hours. Take a look at AjA’s participation in the event!!
http://www.boostconference.org/eventskeynotes

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Multicultural Family Fiesta

Just a few weeks ago, AjA students hosted a booth at El Cajon Library during Multicultural Family Fiesta. They showed their photos that they created in Journey class and got a chance to talk to interested festival-goers about AjA’s programs.

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News from the Classroom

Last week at Cajon Valley High School, we worked on gaining a better understanding of how aperture affects depth-of-field.  Journey students also worked on using depth-of-field to make dynamic and creative images.

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AND THE WINNERS ARE…

Last month, students from AjA’s Journey class at El Cajon Valley High School participated in a national photo contest called “Through Your Lens”. Students were invited to show the world what they see every day at school: the good parts, the troubling parts, the things they’re proud of and the

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