NEW YORK — The filmmaker could not get the number out of his head. Even while he was traveling the country to discuss “Shell Shocked” — a movie about children killing children with machine guns in the streets of his hometown New Orleans — it was a number that kept John Richie up at night.
NEW YORK — On a freezing Saturday morning in a brick building in the south Bronx, young people with laptops filled a community center, trying to create tech solutions to issues such as homelessness, pollution and poverty in eight hours.
At the hackathon, dubbed #SocialGoodHacks, young technologists pressed for time frantically typed and stared at their screens. Event organizers had planned for five teams but so many people came they ended up with 11.
Studies in four states show positive results for the national after-school program currently on the congressional chopping block.
The grant program known as the 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative is the one federal funding stream that goes exclusively to out-of-school programs.
LOS ANGELES — To restore the dignity of youth in our juvenile justice system, the Children’s Defense Fund-California (CDF-CA) is calling for an end to the punitive incarceration model and a fundamental transformation in how we treat youth.