Author: City Heights Life

Moving together as a team

Some 150 community members gathered at Ibarra Elementary School recently to find better ways to support student learning.

Using “Design Thinking,” an innovative approach to solving complex problems, 150 community members gathered recently at Ibarra Elementary School to create better ways to support student learning by working together. It was like magic. With parents wearing headsets for interpretation,…

Trabajando en equipo

Usando “Pensamiento de Diseño”, un innovador enfoque para resolver complejos problemas, 150 miembros de la comunidad se reunieron recientemente en la Escuela Primaria Ibarra para crear en equipo mejores formas para apoyar el aprendizaje de los estudiantes. Fue algo mágico.…

Zooming in

PhotoCity

The AjA Project’s Zoom-In, Act-Out PhotoCity program at Hoover High School utilizes photography as a visual language,  giving participants a platform to explore, identify and express their perspectives on community-based issues. Fifteen-year-old Hoover High School student and PhotoCity participant Janel,…

Acercamiento

El programa Zoom-In, Act-Out (Acércate, actúa) PhotoCity del Proyecto AjA en la Preparatoria Hoover, usa la fotografía como un lenguaje visual brindando a los participantes una plataforma para explorar, identificar y expresar sus opinión acerca de los asuntos que afectan…

Making a difference

Leslie Renteria (center) doing what she does best: helping the youths of City Heights.

Leslie Renteria hadn’t planned on becoming an influential figure in her community. It just sort of happened. “My mom dragged me to a meeting at Hoover High School during my freshman year, she wanted me to get involved, and I…

Marcando la diferencia

Leslie Rentería no pensaba convertirse en una figura influyente en su comunidad. Fue algo que simplemente pasó. “Mi mamá me obligó a asistir a una reunión en la Preparatoria Hoover en noveno grado, quería que me involucrara y fue allí…

Building their home

Jody Carey and Dennis Wood volunteering at a Wetland Avengers event.

Jody Carey and Dennis Wood were living in North Park when they bought what they thought would be an investment property near Manzanita Canyon in City Heights. “We found this house we thought we would be a flip, but we…

Construyendo un hogar

Jody Carey y Dennis Wood vivían en North Park cuando compraron lo que pensaban sería una inversión cerca del Cañón Manzanita, en City Heights. “Encontramos una casa que íbamos a remodelar y vender, pero nos enamoramos del vecindario y de…

Encouraging a college-going culture

Scores of City Heights residents aimed a College Fest at Officer Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park last month aimed at getting youth in the neighborhood gearing up toward securing a higher education.

Ask City Heights teenager Edmundo Lopez where he went to middle school, and you’ll get four answers: Monroe Clark, Wilson, Roosevelt, and the Alternative Learning for Behavior and Attitude Community School. “I wasn’t the brightest student back then, so I…

Promoviendo la cultura de asistir a la universidad

Si le preguntan al adolescente Edmundo López a qué secundaria asistió, responderá que a cuatro escuelas distintas: Monroe Clark, Wilson, Roosevelt y a la Escuela Comunitaria para el Aprendizaje Alternativo de Conducta y Actitud. “En ese entonces no era el…