VoiceWaves

VoiceWaves We are a youth journalism program training Long Beach youth to report, write, and create digital media to raise awareness of our community’s health needs.

All local youth ages 15 to 25 are welcome to join. Our Youth Reporters receive comprehensive and ongoing training to report, write, and create digital media about our community's health needs and events. Please send all inquiries, tips, or questions to Carlos Omar at [email protected].

06/16/2021
Looking for a new podcast? Check out COVID-18! Season 2 features stories about youth's experiences during the pandemic, ...
04/16/2021

Looking for a new podcast? Check out COVID-18! Season 2 features stories about youth's experiences during the pandemic, all produced by youth throughout the state! Episode 1 from The kNOw Youth Media and Episode 2 by our own Yesenia Pacheco are out now!

https://t.co/khVAsaYmj6?amp=1

Listen to COVID-18 on Spotify. Host Rachel Livinal brings us stories of high school seniors from Merced, CA while they navigate their senior year, living situations and more during COVID-19.

Protests of Kroger stores in Long Beach continued as about 40 residents gathered on Thursday outside of the Food 4 Less ...
04/12/2021

Protests of Kroger stores in Long Beach continued as about 40 residents gathered on Thursday outside of the Food 4 Less in North Long Beach. Read the story and see our photos in the article below!

https://voicewaves.org/2021/04/kroger-protests-continue/

Both the Food 4 Less in North Long Beach and a Ralphs near the Traffic Circle are set to close April 17.

We're thrilled that one of our own reporters, Yesenia Pacheco, is contributing two episodes to this season of the COVID-...
04/08/2021

We're thrilled that one of our own reporters, Yesenia Pacheco, is contributing two episodes to this season of the COVID-18 podcast.

COVID-18 is a podcast about featuring youth's experiences during the pandemic. The upcoming second season will feature stories about young people in Long Beach, Fresno, Merced, the Eastern Coachella Valley, the Bay Area, and Pomona.

Find the trailer for this season at the link in our bio here: https://feeds.transistor.fm/covid-18-season-2

The Medi-Cal young adult expansion has expanded access to free or low-cost services for more undocumented youth. In this...
04/06/2021

The Medi-Cal young adult expansion has expanded access to free or low-cost services for more undocumented youth. In this article, we highlight how outreach groups have adapted during the pandemic and what they've noticed about the expansion.

https://voicewaves.org/2021/03/covid-19-young-adult-expansion/

The expansion has benefited many young adults throughout the state, but organizers say it has also shown how there continues to be a need for further expansions of benefits.

A proposed change at CSULB could lead to the integration of pluses and minuses into grading, impacting GPAs and decision...
03/22/2021

A proposed change at CSULB could lead to the integration of pluses and minuses into grading, impacting GPAs and decisions based on them like academic probation and financial aid. It's a proposal that has many students concerned. Read the story by VoiceWaves reporter Anabelle Custodio here!
https://voicewaves.org/2021/03/csulb-students-upset-by-proposed-grading-policy/

The proposed change could lead to the integration of pluses and minuses into grades, impacting GPAs and decisions based on them like academic probation and financial aid.

03/18/2021

On March 16, eight people were killed at three different spas in North Georgia. Six of the people killed were Asian American and all but one were women. We are heartbroken by these acts of violence, which come at a time when the AAPI community is already grappling with the trauma of increasing viole...

In this explainer, we break down the basics on what the young adult expansion of Medi-Cal is and what undocumented youth...
03/17/2021

In this explainer, we break down the basics on what the young adult expansion of Medi-Cal is and what undocumented youth between 19 and 25 years old need to know to benefit from this.

https://voicewaves.org/2021/03/medi-cal-young-adult-expansion/

Full scope Medi-Cal coverage for undocumented youth ages 19 to 25 first began in January 2020. This guide answers some questions you may have about these benefits.

This rally at a Ralphs in the Marina Pacifica area on Sunday was another in a series of actions criticizing The Kroger C...
03/15/2021

This rally at a Ralphs in the Marina Pacifica area on Sunday was another in a series of actions criticizing The Kroger Company's decision to close two local stores after the Long Beach City Council passed a hero pay ordinance.

Read the story & see photos from the event here! 👇🏼

https://voicewaves.org/2021/03/protests-against-krogers-long-beach-store-closures-continue/

The rally was another in a series of actions criticizing The Kroger Company's decision to close two local stores after the Long Beach City Council passed a hero pay ordinance.

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Our Youth Reporters receive comprehensive and ongoing training to report, write, and create digital media to raise awareness of our community’s health needs. Tips and inquiries: [email protected]


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