I was Raised in East Hollywood, and I’m Okay with That

One youth’s honest explanation of his relationship with where he is from.

My Life Starts on 2K15

Kat Secaida found a place where she could be herself, and it changed her life.

I am the Sun: Who are you?

Jayvon Murray writes lines and in his free time he spins the sun into his DNA.

I am an Only Child

Experiencing loss as only a mother and son could.

Engraved in My Memory

He was there for my very first breath, and I was there for his last.

One Morning, Nine Years Ago

I can’t help but wonder what it would have been like to grow up with a father beside me.

Hispamericana Exquisite

Elia Espinosa explores the cultures, the music, the food that makes you who you are.

The Essence of POPS the Club

The Pain of the Prison System (POPS) is a club that truly changes how students process the emotions that come with having loved ones in prison.

Disturbing the Peace

De’Jon Jones was awoken by an intruder but the only thing stolen was his football game

You Made me a Survivor, so Thank you, Daddy

You told us you were sorry, then the next day you hit us again if we asked you why we couldn’t get out of our room

Turning 18 and The Clash of the Titans

A backward look will give us something to look forward to.

All it Takes is One Teacher

Another example of how Mr. Danziger helps his students cope with the repercussions of incarceration.

I Remember

Chelsea Ramseur had to Start Over After a Tragedy. What she Remembers Changed Her ___ by Chelsea Ramseur I remember when my life was perfect, I remember when my life wasn’t so perfect. I remember finding out that my mom had cancer for the first time. I remember being confused, crying every night, praying to […]

I Come From UCLA Family Housing

As I try harder and harder to think of the good,
it becomes harder and harder to breathe.

You Don’t Know the Story Behind My Smile

You Have a Story Behind Your Smile. Bianca Lopez Tells Her Story.

Relentless, That’s Where I Come From

From the Friday night lights and the early morning practices. From victories and defeats.