Aerial view of Spofford (Photo via Hunts Point Express)

Developing the Spofford Property

Bronx, Business, History, Youth October 27, 2016 at 4:20 pm

The Hunts Point Express reports on the project selected to replace the notorious juvenile detention center, known as Spofford.

Sandra Jiménez and her 4-year-old son Taylor Durán. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Hall Launches Parenting Website

Government, Health, New York, Youth October 26, 2016 at 3:36 pm

The Growing Up NYC platform makes it easier to access services, programs and events available for children and their families, including undocumented immigrants, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Rahima Nasa via Open City)

Bangladeshi Theater Troupe Addresses Trauma

Culture, Queens, South Asian, Women, Youth October 19, 2016 at 12:58 pm

A group of young Bangladeshi-American women use folk theater to open up dialogue about trauma in their community, reports Open City.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Youths Preserve Traditional Afro-Peruvian Dance

Culture, Metro Area, South American, Youth October 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Young Peruvian Americans in Paterson, New Jersey, are learning festejo, a traditional Afro-Peruvian dance, Reporte Hispano reports.

Guadalupe Villamil and Anavelia Romero, with coordinator Juan Cuautle at La Colmena in Staten Island. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latina Nannies to Create Worker Co-op on Staten Island

Labor, Latino, Staten Island, Women, Youth October 4, 2016 at 2:15 pm

A group of immigrant women is creating a workers’ cooperative for nannies on Staten Island, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Student Alejandro Brown (Photo via El Diario)

University Students Request MetroCard Subsidy

New York, Transportation, Youth September 30, 2016 at 4:28 pm

New York college students started a campaign to get subsidies for MetroCards, arguing that their price makes it more difficult to buy food and other needs, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

On Sept. 28,  Bomsinae Kim, middle, president of the Korean American Family Service Center of New York, and members of the group announce a plan to march with nearly a hundred Koreans in October to raise awareness of domestic violence in the Korean community. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Marching Against Abuse in the Korean Community

East Asian, New York, Seniors, Social Services, Women, Youth September 29, 2016 at 5:48 pm

Korean organizations plan a march against domestic violence for Oct. 7, reports Korea Daily.

On Saturday Sept. 25, a community block party in Chelsea informed residents and others about plans for "The Women's Building." (Photos by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

A Block Party for ‘The Women’s Building’

Manhattan, Women, Youth September 26, 2016 at 5:28 pm

A block party was held to celebrate and publicize the effort to transform the former Bayview Correctional Facility on West 20th Street into The Women’s Center.

Rosa Gil, founder of Comunilife, which runs a program called “Life is Precious” aiming to prevent suicide among Latina teens  (Photo via Twitter)

Why Are Our Girls Taking Their Own Lives?

Health, Latino, New York, Women, Youth September 21, 2016 at 11:34 am

Family problems, lack of adaptation, bullying at school, low self-esteem and, especially, depression are some of the factors leading many teenage Latinas in New York to commit suicide, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Bronx International High School students Jairo Castillo (right) and Alejandro Soto-Lora (center) with trainer Robert Cappiello at the Woodlawn Cemetery. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Bronx Youths Learn Funerary Art Preservation

Bronx, Labor, Youth September 12, 2016 at 3:14 pm

A group of Latino youths are learning the craft of monuments preservation thanks to a program by the historic Woodlawn cemetery, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Migration and Separation: Stories of ‘Barrel Children’

Migration and Separation: Stories of ‘Barrel Children’

Caribbean family members separated by migration are telling their stories in the Barrel Stories Project, an initiative that offers both solace and resources to help navigate the experience.

Farah Jasmine Griffin in her office at Columbia University (Photo by Arriel Vinson for Voices of NY)

Next Steps for the Black Girl Movement

The Black Girl Movement is building on the success of its first conference this spring to work in communities across the nation to address issues specific to Black girls ages 8-18.

Aixa Padillo, Felipe M. Adison Valdez, and teacher Carmine Guirland. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Teens on Juvenile Probation Graduate

Education, New York, Youth July 27, 2016 at 12:35 pm

Ten teens graduated July 22 after taking advantage of a program through the Department of Probation and the Department of Education, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Members of the new cooperative planning to start a child care business on Staten Island. (Photo by Hector Calderon via Diario de Mexico)

SI Workers’ Cooperative to Open Child Care Center

Business, Immigration, Labor, Staten Island, Youth July 25, 2016 at 4:50 pm

A new child care cooperative is being organized on Staten Island, reports Diario de México.

10Below Ice Cream (Photo by Yingzi Yin via World Journal)

Innovative Ice Cream in Chinatown to Cool Down the Summer

Business, East Asian, Manhattan, Youth July 25, 2016 at 1:28 pm

World Journal profiles two Chinese-run unique ice cream parlors in Chinatown, 10Below Ice Cream and Penguin Ice Cream.