The AjA Project: Photography Programs for San Diego Youth

The City Heights Puppet Project 2017 Show

By: Famo Musa
The City Heights Puppet Project was an 8 month series of performances at the City Heights Performance Annex. The project was a pilot based on bringing the City Heights community together. The City Heights Puppet Project is a collaboration between Nigel Brookes ( manager of the

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Kay Rufai: The Universal Man Behind Universoul Brand

How would you describe your personal style and how do you think your life experiences have had an impact on it?
“My personal style is a reflection of my expressive soul, I love colours and vibrant ways of expressing myself and I believe this is definitely influenced by the fact

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Our Atmosphere by My Tien Danh and Magnifique Tuyisabe

 Photo by Magnifique Tuyisabe
During the 2013 annual California Clean-Up Day nearly 60,000 Californians volunteered to cleanup shorelines and inland waterways, and removed 750,000 pounds of trash and recyclables…Where is all this trash coming from? – www.thankyouocean.org
“All the rainwater is collecting oil and trash from the streets and from

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How To Do a Cyanotype Pop Up AjA Style in 7 Steps

On April 23rd 2016, The AjA Project ,working in partnership with Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI), set up a Cyanotype “Pop-Up” at Galeria 1881 in celebration of the 46th Annual Chicano Park Day. The Cyanotype Pop-Up was conceptualized as an event to both celebrate four years of STEAM programming

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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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