Neighborhood to Neighborhood

For our most recent project we held two simultaneous workshops in Manhattan and Brooklyn to cover community-focused stories in Crown Heights and the Lower East Side.  Rookies at Vanguard High School and the High School for Global Citizenship reported on everything from policing tactics in public housing, the cell phone ban in schools, to the experience of trying to understand cultural differences in Crown Heights. 

See clips of their work in this trailer from the Neighborhood to Neighborhood project:

Radio Rookies held the workshops in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves, an organization that teaches students and teachers to learn to combat prejudice with compassion, indifference with participation, and myth and misinformation with knowledge. 


A Public Housing Education

Thursday, May 03, 2012

When Winnie Guo’s family first moved into public housing, she started wondering about how public housing can affect the aspirations and focus of kids who grow up there.

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Mind the Gap in Crown Heights

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Four Radio Rookies, all very recent immigrants from the Caribbean, now attend high school in the heart of what was the epicenter of the Crown Heights riots 20 years ago.  

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"I Am Trayvon Martin"

Friday, March 23, 2012

I was shocked to hear about what happened to Trayvon Martin, but I wasn’t surprised that he was targeted because he was a black kid in a hooded sweatshirt.


Radio Rookies: Through the Eyes of a Teen, A Look at Vertical Patrols in Public Housing

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Three weeks ago, a police officer was shot while conducting a vertical patrol in a project on the Lower East Side. These vertical patrols are common practice in public housing.

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Mother In Arms

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Rookie Reporters Yun Mei and Ricardo Castro profile Aida Salgado, a mother who’s been working for years to make the neighborhood she grew up in safer for young people coming up now. 

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