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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Peer Health Exchange offers health education for young peers

Founded by young people, for young people, the Peer Health Exchange (PHE) has worked to fill the health equity gap for youth in underserved communities.  The organization began as a labor of love by six Yale students who, responding to New Haven public schools ending their health education programming due to budget cuts, began teaching Read More…

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Women march for rights — theirs and others

LOS ANGELES — Thousands of people descended on downtown Los Angeles Jan. 19 for the third annual Women’s March, with activists and performers exhorting the crowd to engage in the political process and continue the fight for women’s rights and other civil rights causes. Attorney Gloria Allred, U.S. Rep. Katie Hill, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Read More…

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Sunburst Youth Academy offers youth a second chance

The mission of the Sunburst Youth Academy is simple — to intervene in the lives of 16- to 18-year-old youth who are at risk of not completing high school.  In order to do that, the program enhances life skills, education levels, employment potential and prospects for these youth, providing them the opportunity to obtain their Read More…