Neighborhood to Neighborhood:

East Side Community High and Essex Street Academy

Our second cohort for the latest series of Neighborhood to Neighborhood project all hail from two Facing History and Ourselves schools in Manhattan, high schools in the Lower East Side and the East Village. The Rookies from East Side Community High School and Essex Street Academy tirelessly reported on their multimedia stories--on topics about sneaker lines, the English language, art and violence, and homophobia.

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The Neighborhood to Neighborhood Project was made possible by the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund in The New York Community Trust and The MacArthur Foundation.


This is America, Speak English

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Radio Rookies Sam and Sydne both grew up in New York City and are dismayed by the “English-only”.

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Losing Language

Friday, June 28, 2013

Grisel and Aura were both raised by Spanish-speaking parents. But because of their parents' differing views, only one of them is bilingual.  


Battling Homophobia at East Side Community School

Saturday, June 29, 2013

At East Side Community School homophobia isn’t tolerated. Four East Side students want to find out what actually helps homophobic people change their minds to become more accepting.

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Thirsty for Sneakers

Sunday, June 30, 2013

“Sneakerheads” will line up overnight to be the first to buy a limited edition pair of Jordans. Three Rookies take listeners inside the wonderful and colorful world of Sneakerheads.


Get it Out

Monday, July 01, 2013

Alicia first turned to writing music after her beloved grandfather died suddenly four years ago. She wonders if other kids struggling with loss and violence use the arts to get it out.