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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.