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Activism

Selections from “Write A Letter Home” 2010 Census Youth Fresno Campaign

Posted April 27, 2010 by Various

Dear Family, For many years, people of color were not counted as a full person in the United States… The Census gives everyone a voice, after so many years of our people being over-looked, it is time that we are all accounted for.  So please, participate in the Census and have your voice count. -Maria […]

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Family

My Pillar For Life, My Grandma

Posted April 6, 2009 by Various

My Pillar For Life One of the oldest people I know in my life is my grandmother. My grandmother has a rich history, from her life growing up with my great-uncles and great-aunts going to school, from getting in trouble, to memories of meeting and dealing with my mom and uncles and her husband. My […]

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Family

Dear Mom & Dad, This Is How I Feel About My Education

Posted May 12, 2009 by Various

The kNOw Youth write letters to their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) about the importance of education and how they as young people are or aren’t receiving the support they need to become successful. Dear Mom, I’m really glad to have you in my life. Not just because you’re my mother, but also because of your […]

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Community

The Gang Effect

Posted July 30, 2009 by Various

In Fresno County, the Sheriff’s Department reported approximately 12,000 documented gang members. For the July Open Workshop, youth participants share how family association, peer pressure, protection and other factors contribute to a young person’s decision to get involved in gang activity.

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Reflection

The Stress I’m Facin’

Posted October 9, 2009 by Various

Tiny Blessing Lately I’ve been stressing about several things. The main basis of my problems consist of financial issues. The lack of a job times a bunch of bills equals stress. I know without a shadow of doubt that I’m not the only one facing this horrible problem. But in the small ways, the issue […]

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