Children in East Harlem learn to sing, read music and about self-discipline. (Photo by Zaira Cort├ęs/El Diario La Prensa)

A Song of Hope for El Barrio Kids

Culture, Latino, Manhattan, Youth January 27, 2014 at 1:06 pm

East Harlem children’s choir Voices of El Barrio teaches kids to sing and read music, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

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Poverty, Cultural Barriers Haunt Desi Youth

Demographics, Immigration, South Asian, Youth January 15, 2014 at 3:49 pm

A new study paints a grim picture of the plight of South Asian youth in New York City, with many living below poverty line and struggling against cultural barriers at home, reports Desi Talk.

Pyong Gap Min and Audrey Joo presenting results of their study on ethnic attachment among second-generation Korean-American high school students (Photo by Kim Youngoak)

Korean-American Youth Show Strong Ethnic Bonds

Culture, East Asian, In the News, Youth January 14, 2014 at 6:11 pm

From speaking Korean fluently to eating Korean food at dinner, Korean-American youths identify strongly with their culture and heritage, a Queens College survey released recently shows, The Korea Daily reports.

Community members working with Save our Streets South Bronx are but one of several groups helping returning former prisoners to reenter the community. (Photo by Sarah Barrett)

Remaking a Former Prison: A First in the South Bronx

Bronx, Crime, In the News, Youth January 14, 2014 at 5:21 pm

In the South Bronx, the conversion of Fulton Correction Facility into housing and a center for ex-prisoners returning to the community is one of many efforts to reduce recidivism and provide productive employment, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Barry Chaffkin of Children's Corps (Photo by Heather-Ann Schaeffner/City Limits)

Supporting Child Caseworkers to Reduce Turnover

Government, Social Services, Youth January 10, 2014 at 4:07 pm

An effort to improve conditions for New York’s child caseworkers has had some success, reports City Limits.

Education programs change according to the use made of computers and other technologies.
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Study: Latino Kids Use Electronic Gadgets More Than Non-Latinos

Education, In the News, Latino, Technology, Youth January 6, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Latino children use computers and tablets more than their non-Latino peers, but their parents fret that they cannot afford access to technologies they believe will help their children to advance academically, reports El Diario-La Prensa.