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An Educational Partnership For At-Risk Youth

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June 4, 2013

By Vanessa Serpas Eunice Nuval sits hovered over the projector. She’s making edits to a monologue written by Jackie, her seventeen-year-old student at San Francisco’s Downtown High School. Far from the typical high school experience, Mrs. Nuval—as she’s known in the classroom—spends much of her time...

Youth Speaks Out

MC for Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slams, Talia Taylor, introduces the next poet at the semi-finals on Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Children's Creativity Museum.

May 13, 2013

  By Vanessa Serpas Photos by Samantha Benedict “It’s hard to erase the images of young bodies carpeting the concrete, screen-printing the streets with blood.” Powerful spoken-word poetry lines such as this one by Stephanie Yun are being heard constantly in art venues, libra...

Food Tours

May 1, 2013

By Vanessa Serpas Photos by Gabriella Gamboa By Vanessa Serpas Photos by Gabriella Gamboa Whether you are a local or new to San Francisco, one item you must cross off your “things to do in SF” list is a food tour. With San Francisco’s eclectic neighborhoods and diverse culture, ther...

Food Activism Flourishes in the Bayview-Hunters Point

March 18, 2013

By Vanessa Serpas Photos by Gabriella Gamboa Something new and positive is flowering along San Francisco’s Third Street and into the eastside Bayview District. Liquor store shelves, once jam-packed with unhealthy junk food, now house fresh produce as well. Supermarkets offer healthier ...

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