Tag Archives: Photos

Voices: Personal Stories of Homelessness in City Heights

By Brent Jensen Brent Jensen is a high school student and member of The AjA Project’s Youth Advisory Council. People void of a support system and unable to attain financial and emotional stability must sometimes reconcile with the reality of … Continue reading

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Photos: Scenes From World Refugee Day

Karen youth perform a traditional bamboo dance during the World Refugee Day festivities at Balboa Park on June 21, 2014. | Photo Credit: Famo Musa, The AjA Project San Diego marked World Refugee Day on Saturday in Balboa Park. Organized … Continue reading

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Crime Mapping: Efforts to Improve Safety in City Heights

The San Diego Police Department’s main method of providing crime data to the public is through the crimemapping.com web application, according to San Diego Police Lt. Kevin Myer. | Photo Credit: Karla Flores, The AjA Project By Kiran Mehta Kiran … Continue reading

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A Slice of Cambodia in City Heights

At the City Heights Wat Sovannkiri Buddhist Temple on 52nd Street opulent detail and vibrantly colored flags decorate the façade during the Khmer New Year celebration. | Photo Credit: Kiran Mehta By Beto Soto and Brent Jensen Beto Soto and … Continue reading

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Middle School Students Comment on School Safety

Prompted by a discussion about feeling safe on school grounds, PhotoCity students identified factors that directly impact their feeling of wellbeing at school. Among the topics they brainstormed, students decided school theft, vandalism and litter made them feel unsafe. As … Continue reading

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National Endowment for the Arts Awards Grant to The AJA Project

Asha, 17, took this photo during an AjA Project class. The AjA Project helps refugees like Asha and other youth explore their identities and communities through photography. By Julia Richardson City Heights nonprofit The AjA Project was recommended by the … Continue reading

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Monroe Clark Students Learn Photography Techniques

By Julia Richardson Monroe Clark Middle School students have been exploring photo techniques such as repetition, rule of thirds, silhouettes and documentary photography through The AjA Project’s PhotoCity class. Students voted on their favorite photos to share with their peers … Continue reading

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City Heights Youth Shed Light on San Diego’s Streetlight Problem

Monroe Clark Middle School students chose to talk about how dark and unsafe their community feels for an after-school photography project led by The AjA Project. | Photo Credit: Kassandra, 13 By Megan Burks When Rosario Iannacone steps outside her … Continue reading

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Karen Youth Weave Together Home and Identity: Photos

“My mum would teach me how to weave, and I get it the first time. But it is really hard to put the loop in place. I never get that right. And now that we (are) in America I thought … Continue reading

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AjA’s PhotoCity Class Wraps Up a Successful Year at Crawford

By Jena Olson It’s the end of the school year and that also means the end of The AjA Project’s PhotoCity program at Crawford High School. Our students have not only created some fantastic pieces about their school and community, … Continue reading

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