Coachella Unincorporated

Coachella Unincorporated is a Youth Media Startup in the East Coachella Valley, funded by the Building Healthy Communities Initiative of The California Endowment and operated by New America Media in San Francisco. The purpose of the project is to report on issues in the community that can bring about change. Coachella Unincorporated refers to the region youth journalists cover but also to the unincorporated communities of the Eastern Valley with the idea to “incorporate” the East Valley into the mainstream Coachella Valley mindset.

Posts by Coachella Unincorporated:

2013 Star: Silvia Paz

Jan. 8, 2014 / By

Silvia Paz: Working Toward a Safe and Healthy Community

Why Her Star Shone Brightly in 2013

Silvia Paz, the new hub manager of Building Healthy Communities Eastern Coachella Valley (BHC), soared in 2013...

2013 Star: Raices Cultura

Jan. 3, 2014 / By

Raices Cultura: Strengthening the Community Through the Arts

Why Their Star Shone Brightly in 2013

2013 was a banner year for Raices Cultura, a Coachella-based non-profit...

2013 Star: Tizoc DeAztlan

Dec. 27, 2013 / By

Why his Star Shone Brightly in 2013

Tizoc DeAztlan, CEO of DeAztlan Consulting, wears many hats...

2013 Star Megan Beaman: Fighting for Justice in the Community

Dec. 23, 2013 / By

Why Her Star Shone Brightly in 2013

Attorney Megan Beaman had a stellar 2013. Her independent law practice, Beaman Law, helped numerous community members and organizations fight for their rights in the areas of employment, housing, immigration, civil rights, and policy...

Líderes Campesinas: Empowering Female Farm Workers

Dec. 20, 2013 / By

Why Lideres Campesinas Shone Brightly in 2013

Líderes Campesinas made big news in October when, led by executive director Suguet Lopez, they won the top prize in Regional Access Project Foundation’s Fast Pitch Competition...

ECV People: Preschool Teacher Artemisa Canedo

Dec. 13, 2013 / By


Editor’s Note: This is the first of an occasional series of interviews with the everyday people who are the backbone of our community...

College Application Tips from Top Professionals

Dec. 6, 2013 / By


JOHNNY FLORES JR/ Coachella Uninc

If you are a high school senior, you know that ‘tis the season for college applications!..

WE Connect Brings Health Resources To Hundreds of ECV Families

Nov. 29, 2013 / By


THERMAL – Hundreds of Eastern Coachella Valley families may have something to be thankful for very soon: health insurance...

Youth Advocate for Change Statewide and in their Communities

Nov. 23, 2013 / By


JOHNNY FLORES JR/Coachella Uninc

MERCED, Calif. – The Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Statewide Steering Committee on Youth Leadership convened for three days in October to discuss how they can collaborate and learn from each other for the betterment of youth across the state and in their own communities...

5k Run Draws Hundreds to Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Nov. 8, 2013 / By

Coachella — On November 1, the night before Día de los Muertos, hundreds descended upon Sixth Street to participate in the inaugural Run with Los Muertos 5K and enjoy the pre- and post-run festivities...

Magon: The Dreamer Chronicles, Part 3

Nov. 1, 2013 / By


Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of three reports on the DREAMer movement...

CVHS Teacher to Screen Film to Raise Funds for Pro Bowl Bound Cheer Team

Oct. 25, 2013 / By


PALM DESERT – A Coachella Valley High School teacher will screen his new film, Parts of Disease, to raise funds for his school’s cheer team on October 18 at California State University San Bernardino’s Palm Desert campus...