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At-Risk Teens Arrive in Washington to Ensure Congress Doesn't Cut Youth Programs

World Vision | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
World Vision

As part of the fifth-annual Youth Empowerment Summit, the students will converge on Capitol Hill on Thursday to meet with their individual representatives, share personal stories, and advocate for their policy recommendations.

LA to Dublin and Beyond

Brian Center | Posted 08.30.2011 | Los Angeles
Brian Center

The Summit Against Violent Extremism was a gathering of survivors of violence, former extremists and gang members, policy wonks and others interested in finding new ways to stop violence and give hope to youth.

Test Of Nerves At Dangerous Street Corner In Humboldt Park

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 08.18.2011 | Chicago

Jesus Diaz decided against burying his slain teenage son during the Puerto Rican Day Parade. The 15-year-old boy was shot to death Monday at Kildar...

Newark Police Offer Gang Members A Tough Ultimatum

West Ward, NJ Patch | Joshua Wilwohl | Email the Author | 12:01am | Posted 08.16.2011 | New York

This fall, the Newark Police Department will offer gang members two choices: quit the life or go to federal prison. The strategy -- known as Ceasef...

WATCH: UNICEF Supported Program Gives Struggling Youth Future Options

Posted 08.05.2011 | Impact

For adolescents growing up in a Timor-Leste neighborhood notorious for gang fights and youth violence, hitting the books and shooting some hoops can g...

Pastor Of Second Chances

Katherine Marshall | Posted 07.28.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Homeboy Industries today is a bustling bundle of different offices and departments. A non-profit organization, it is proud to call itself the largest gang rehabilitation program anywhere.

The Two Sides of Youth Engagement

Alex Wirth | Posted 07.19.2011 | Education
Alex Wirth

It is time for our community leaders to understand that youth must be engaged, and it must be done correctly.

The Real History Behind MOCA's Controversial Street Art Show

ARTINFO | Posted 07.15.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

Los Angeles MOCA's blockbuster "Art in the Streets" show has churned out one controversy after another, from the uproar over the whitewashing of Blu's...

PHOTOS: Ex-Gang Members, Artists Collaborate For A Show About Violence, Hope

Posted 06.12.2011 | Arts

This collaborative project between ex-gang members and LA artist Nancy Baker Cahill is visually haunting. Participants in the project tell their stori...

WATCH: Grandma Mentors South Side Chicago Gang Members

Posted 06.08.2011 | Impact

Amid rampant gang violence in a Chicago South Side neighborhood, a grandmother has an open door policy. Roseland resident Diane Latiker, 54, started ...

Our Own Child Soldiers

Aldo Civico | Posted 05.29.2011 | Home
Aldo Civico

What if we look at the life of gang members through the experience of child soldiers in Africa? Is the experience of children manipulated and dragged into war all that different from the one of teenagers recruited by gangs in our own cities?

One Gun in the Wrong Hands, Six Innocent Lives Lost

Peter Rhee | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Peter Rhee

Tucson is a peaceful place, not somewhere you expect to see many gunshot wounds. Fixing simple gaps in the law could mean the difference between a warzone and another beautiful day.

The Big Myth About Chicago Violence

Zack Isaacs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zack Isaacs

After surviving the blizzard of 2011, it is fair to say that Chicagoans have suffered with cabin fever. But it is not fair to blame the recent spike in violence on warm weather.

CeaseFire: Success Beyond Chicago

Tio Hardiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

Shootings and killings plague too many of our nation's neighborhoods. But the good news is that CeaseFire is moving to cities across the nation.

Haiti Double Feature

Amanda Lin Costa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amanda Lin Costa

Tonight on PBS, two really strong documentaries dig deep into issues in Haiti that not only provide insight into the situation now post earthquake but...

Found Money

Zak Kukoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Zak Kukoff

Student truancies are depriving schools and districts of millions of dollars in funding every year -- but I want to offer a solution.

Homeboy Industries: One Good Reason Homicides in L.A. are Down

Charles Annenberg Weingarten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Charles Annenberg Weingarten

In a community often painted with violence, hatred, misunderstanding and fear, a beacon of light shines for the gang-infested youth of South Central L.A. His name is Father Gregory Boyle.

It Takes a Team

Brian Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brian Center

The news that homicides are way down in LA despite economic tough times is a fantastic chance to highlight a lot of positive work that was done in 2010 and to step into 2011 with hope.

Horsing Around With Gangs: Horse Whisperer Meets Gang Advocate

Molly Secours | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Molly Secours

In spite of the 9000 miles that lie between them -- both culturally and racially -- after listening to them discuss their passions for their work with troubled horses and at-risk youth, you might think Joe Guy and Ron Johnson were related.

Charm School 101 for the College Student

Tracey D. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Tracey D. Smith

When I wake up in the morning, I find sheer enjoyment walking to my dressing area, opening the huge doors of my closets, and selecting my fashion ense...

Revisiting West Side Story (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Although I did not see the original production of West Side Story, I've been lucky to see several others.

Summer Night Lights Celebrates Its Most Successful Season Yet

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

The results are in, and the numbers don't lie: Our 2010 Summer Night Lights was a resounding success, empowering our communities and dramatically redu...

Rigoberto Ruelas and The Valued-Added Double Double with Cheese

Dennis Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Dennis Danziger

Rigoberto Ruelas was a man who made a difference, a man who gave his way too short a life to his community and to his students.

Searching for Peace Summit

Tio Hardiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

CeaseFire recently organized a Peace Summit. You could sense the tension in the air: the crowd was composed of more than 300 young men and women from some of Chicago's meanest streets.

Dear Sen. Feinstein & Sen. Hatch, Let's Stop Sending Our Kids to Prison!

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

While the average incarceration rate in the United States is 7 times the international average, for blacks the average rate is over 22 times the international average. The Youth PROMISE Act aims to address that.