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.
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.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Radio Rookies Sam and Sydne both grew up in New York City and are dismayed by the “English-only”.
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.
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.
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.
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.