• Community Celebrates Student Creativity at 51st Annual California Student Media Festival
    BY Christine Zirneklis | June 6, 2017

    “We never thought we’d be standing up here on this stage,” said the Elementary Curricular Grand Prize winners from Flora Vista Elementary School, “I’d never touched a video camera before ...

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  • Fostering, The Right Choice – Essie Bradic
    May 10, 2017

    Single foster mother, Estrellita “Essie” Bradic, is a long-time elementary school teacher and advocate for foster children. Despite the year and a half of hurdles and setbacks she experienced while ...

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  • Proud Two-Dad Household
    May 10, 2017

    Scott Sparks & Wilber Rubio are two proud dads who fostered-to adopt three siblings from Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization, RaiseAChild. Read their inspiring journey to starting a family and how ...

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  • The Case for Public TV: It Helps Us Reach Our Full Potential
    BY Andrew Russell | May 8, 2017

    Op-Ed by Andrew Russell, PBS SoCal President and CEO Re-posted from OC Business Journal: On November 10, 1969, Sally moved to Sesame Street and met Big Bird for the first time – ...

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  • I Beat The Odds
    April 28, 2017

    Victor Pinzon, 25, knows about fighting. As a youth growing up in a gang-riddled Northern California neighborhood, he let his fists do the talking. Eventually his constant scrapes with the law landed him ...

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  • Student Reporters Dig up Stories at Channel Islands National Park
    BY Christine Zirneklis | April 21, 2017

    The recent discovery of a 15,000 year-old mammoth skull on Santa Rosa Island, the most remote part of Channel Islands National Park, could reveal an archaeological link between the colombian ...

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  • “National Bird” Event Considers the Future of Warfare and the Military Experience
    BY Christine Zirneklis | April 17, 2017

    Veterans and community members gathered at the Japanese American National Museum April 5th for an advance screening of National Bird, the second in the Indie Lens Pop-up event series in ...

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  • Mentoring At-Risk Youth
    April 14, 2017

    At the age of 24, Marisa works at Children’s Law Center of California (CLC) in Los Angeles, where she helps foster youth access the resources they need to advocate for ...

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  • My 15 Mentors
    April 14, 2017

    Shari talks about the impact of her 15 mentors and how a new mobile school launching in fall of 2017 will expand foster youth's education in Los Angeles.

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  • Finding Jack A Home
    April 13, 2017

    At first, 12-year-old foster youth Jack wouldn’t talk to his Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), Lynn Temple. He might nod or shake his head, but he used no words. Jack ...

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