Students from the Journalism and Mass Communications Department at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) partnered with New America Media’s youth-led Voicewaves this semester to cover issues in some of the city’s most diverse and economically disadvantaged communities.
Here’s their West Long Beach Project
The West Long Beach is a community surrounded by freeways, railyards, ports and a multitude of commercial businesses that have been affecting the community for decades. Residents of the community began voicing their concerns about the impacts of the ports after the departure of navy bases. Residents of West Long Beach, community leaders and policy makers are currently working together to improve the quality of life for residents of West Long Beach- now and in the future.