• Music Heals
    March 21, 2017

    When words fail, grieving children can find an outlet in music. That’s the success story for many foster youth and their families at Los Angeles-based mental health agency, Hathaway-Sycamores, who have ...

  • Breaking Down Stereotypes of “The Bad Kids”
    BY Christine Zirneklis | March 17, 2017

    135 educators, students, and community members gathered at the Japanese American National Museum March 8 for an Indie Lens Pop-up preview screening of “The Bad Kids.” The film, airing on ...

  • My Mentees Teach Me
    March 15, 2017

    For Nurit Kotick, long-time Pasadena resident, wife, mother, mentor volunteer and board member at nonprofit Hillsides, mentoring youth has changed her life.

  • Finding My Family
    March 9, 2017

    Growing up in a foster home in Southern California, Valerie Anderson always knew when a social worker was getting ready to visit. The behavior of her foster mother, and then ...

  • Impacting Early Childhood
    BY Rose Arevelo, CASA of Los Angeles | March 9, 2017

    The importance of family and impacting early childhood early on is what drives Rosa Arevalo, Senior Program Coordinator for CASA of Los Angeles, to keep advocating for children and families ...

  • LA gathers to hear student voices at “I, too, am America”
    BY Christine Zirneklis | March 3, 2017

    An audience of close to 200 packed into WeWork Fine Arts building in Downtown LA for I, too, am America, a student presentation of stories + art, on February 16. ...

  • Submissions Now Open for the California Student Media Festival
    BY Christine Zirneklis | February 10, 2017

    Join us in celebrating student creativity! You're invited to submit media entries to the 51st Annual California Student Media Festival, presented in partnership by PBS SoCal and CUE. Your students create ...

  • Meet SoCal’s Equivalent to Punxsutawney Phil
    BY Heather Toner | February 2, 2017

    Happy Groundhog Day! While we all know the charming story of famed groundhog Punxsutawney Phil and his penchant for predicting the weather, here in SoCal, our temperatures don't seem to ...

  • Ready, Set, Write!
    BY Alison Dorff | February 1, 2017

    Ask your class the following question: “If you could write a story about anything, what would you write about?” Brace yourself with sharpened pencils, paper, and crayons because we're certain you'll find ...

  • Black History Month 2017
    BY Heather Toner | February 1, 2017

    Welcome to February! In honor of Black History Month, we've curated a lineup of shows that focus on black history in America and beyond, including programs that highlight the inspiring ...