(Photo courtesy of Manashe Khaimov via Times Ledger)

Bukharian Teen Lounge Closes in Queens

Asian, Queens, Social Services, Youth July 20, 2016 at 12:45 pm

The closing of programs at the Bukharian Teen Lounge in Forest Hills, which helped youths integrate into American society, has some worried about how it would affect the community, reports Times Ledger.

"laluzbrillante" (Photo via El Diario)

Children in Washington Heights Name a New Wasp

Dominican, Manhattan, Youth July 18, 2016 at 1:35 pm

Students in Washington Heights gave the name “Laluzbrillante” (Bright Light) to a newly discovered species of wasp from the Dominican Republic, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Summer interns of Chinatown Partnership and the Chinatown BID (Photo by Chunxiang Jin via World Journal)

Young People Help to Draw a Map of Chinatown Businesses

Manhattan, Youth July 13, 2016 at 11:37 am

Summer interns at Chinatown Partnership and the Chinatown Business Improvement District are collecting information on each of the thousands of shops in the neighborhood so that the organizations can better assess the needs of the businesses, reports World Journal.

Saying ‘Black Lives Matter to Us, Too’ in 20 Languages

Saying ‘Black Lives Matter to Us, Too’ in 20 Languages

Asian, Black, Youth July 12, 2016 at 5:44 pm

A crowdsourced letter started by a Chinese American and addressed to Asian parents and relatives on the Black Lives Matter movement, police brutality, and racism, has been translated into numerous languages, reports Korea Daily.

ACS statistics suggest that the demand for Hispanic families for Latino minors increased in the last 5 years. (Photo via El Diario)

Spanish-Speaking Foster Homes Still in Short Supply

Latino, New York, Social Services, Youth July 11, 2016 at 10:53 am

Even though the number of Latino minors in foster care has decreased nearly 25 percent, many children still need to be placed in Spanish-speaking homes, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Taekwondo and More in Times Square

Taekwondo and More in Times Square

The 8th annual New York Times Square Taekwondo Festival also included Korean dance and drumming performances.

Remembering the Orlando victims in Greenwich Village at a vigil on June 13 (Photo by The All-Nite Images, Creative Commons license)

Latino Parents Reach Out to Their Gay Children after Orlando Attack

Latino, LGBTQ, Youth June 17, 2016 at 2:47 pm

For some Latino youths whose sexual orientation has created familial tensions, the Orlando attack has brought signs of acceptance from their parents, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Eric Dominique-Pérez in the play "Crusade in Wonderland: Rise of the Drumpf." (Photo via El Diario)

Puerto Rican Theater and the Magic of Keeping Tradition Alive

Culture, Politics, Puerto Rican, Youth June 16, 2016 at 10:38 am

El Diario/La Prensa takes a look at the state of Puerto Rican theater in New York, from up-and-coming acts to veteran companies such as Pregones.

Martha Pastor, who lives in El Barrio, has two children and receives WIC to purchase food. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

WIC Beneficiaries Claim Discrimination

Food, Women, Youth June 15, 2016 at 4:47 pm

Public Advocate Letitia James is promoting a bill to defend the rights of families who receive WIC assistance and complain about discrimination because of limitations on the foods they can purchase, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Anish Patel, founder of Uplift Humanity India (Photo via News India Times)

Nonprofit Helps Rehabilitate Juvenile Inmates in India

Metro Area, Social Services, South Asian, Youth June 15, 2016 at 11:09 am

News India Times profiles Uplift Humanity India, a nonprofit in New York helping to rehabilitate juvenile inmates in India, and its founder, Anish Patel, who came up with the idea for the initiative as a teenager on a family trip.

Participants of “Dreamers Without Borders” program in 2015 visit Mexico (Photo via U.S.-Mexico Foundation video)

Program Helps ‘Dreamers’ Visit Mexico

Immigration, Youth June 14, 2016 at 2:49 pm

A Mexican-American organization will help around 100 Dreamer beneficiaries of DACA to visit Mexico, Diario de México reports.

Students at P.S. 217 rehearsing for the spring concert. (Photo by Chris Farrell via Ditmas Park Corner)

Afro-Latin Jazz, After School, in Brooklyn

African American, Brooklyn, Culture, Latino, Youth June 10, 2016 at 11:09 am

Afro-Latin jazz great Arturo O’Farrill visited P.S. 217 for a recital by students who study in an after-school program that’s part of his Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance’s Academy of Music. Ditmas Park Corner was there.

“We’re providing a true conservatory experience,” says Adán Vásquez. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

In Washington Heights, a ‘True Conservatory Experience’

Culture, Latino, Manhattan, Youth June 6, 2016 at 4:32 pm

Students at the Washington Heights Community Conservatory of Fine Arts receive musical instruction at no charge and are loaned the instruments, reports Manhattan Times.

American Dream School principal Melissa Melkonian hugs debate team members after the NYC Spring Classic tournament.  (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin via Mott Haven Herald)

Learning Debating Skills – And More – in the Bronx

Bronx, Education, Youth June 3, 2016 at 1:42 pm

At the bilingual American Dream School in Mott Haven, students don’t just pick up debating skills, they learn how to “code switch,” reports Mott Haven Herald.

(Photo by Marco Meza via Diario de México)

Organization Fights for Staten Island Workers

Labor, Mexican, Social Services, Staten Island, Youth May 27, 2016 at 1:48 pm

La Colmena, a 250-member organization, seeks to help immigrant workers on Staten Island, Diario de México reports.