VoiceWaves VoiceWaves is a Long Beach youth-led journalism and media-training project. The youth, ages 16-24, are learning to report, write, and create digital journalism content. Their reports will raise awareness of community health issues and activate change.

Posts by VoiceWaves:

After Parkland: Long Beach Youth On Gun Politics, the NRA, and School Safety

Mar. 4, 2018 / By , and
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What should politicians do to make students feel safe on campus?

We Are Giving $100 to a Long Beach Artist! #PSOTC2018

Feb. 22, 2018 / By
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CALLING ALL ARTISTS for the People's State of the City 2018 challenge! How would you answer the following: What's the most important challenge leaders need to solve in Long Beach?

SUMMER PLAYLIST: This is What Long Beach Teens are Listening to

Aug. 7, 2017 / By
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VoiceWaves' season started off with a beat drop -- we asked our Youth Reporters hailing from all sides of Long Beach to tell us their favorite jams of the summer.

Have Street Sweep Changes Made Parking Easier for You?

Feb. 13, 2017 / By
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One Long Beach resident said he paid over $500 in parking tickets within a year.

This is How Long Beach Youth Say They Will Remember Obama

Jan. 17, 2017 / By
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Was Barack Obama the president that delivered hope and change? VoiceWaves Youth Reporters sum up the president's greatest achievements and blunders.

This is What California Youth are Wishing for this Season

Dec. 23, 2016 / By
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We asked youth reporters from across the state what they wish for themselves and their communities this holiday season.

Want a Greener Long Beach? Join the Fighting for Life Academy!

Jun. 18, 2016 / By
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East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice will be hosting their first Fighting for Life Academy to educate residents on how air pollution impacts our communities and how to build skills for policy change in Long Beach.

Who are Long Beach’s Most Inspiring Workers? We want to hear from you

Apr. 15, 2016 / By
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To celebrate International Workers' Day on May 1, VoiceWaves wants to hear from YOU.

Free Tax Prep Fair Saturday

Mar. 14, 2016 / By

(En Español abajo)

VoiceWaves Issue #3 / Spring 2016

Mar. 10, 2016 / By


Immigrants Encouraged to ‘Take Action’ — Apply for DACA, Get Ready for DAPA

Mar. 8, 2016 / By

Immigrant rights advocates are encouraging families to get ready for the possible implementation of two programs that could go into effect later this year. Both programs provide beneficiaries with temporary relief from deportation.

Long Beach’s Theatre for Change Debuts Show on Transgender Stories

Mar. 8, 2016 / By
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Evolve Theatre, a new theatre company whose mission is to create positive social change through theatre, is making its debut on March 18 at the Long Beach Playhouse. Evolve is producing a new play about the Transgender community, called Choosing Us*.