Sacramento Voices celebrated its 2016 class graduation in April at the Sacramento City College Cultural Awareness Center. The event celebrated the journalism, poetry and personal narratives that emerged during the nine-month course in community journalism — a remarkable production of work from an outstanding group of writers.
There’s a city I know Once just a cow town with plenty of trees and dusty roads. Diverse groups of people Seeking to live equal. Weather just right no desert, no snow. If you travel down Broadway it serves as a hallway to the center of the city’s heart. Yet something is changing there’s been rearranging […]
Do you remember running home from your first-grade class and asking your mom for a persimmon? How about dreaming of eggplant? I grew up in Meadowview. Went to John Sloat for elementary school and John Still for junior high. And I can honestly say on the walk home, I never dreamt of eating persimmons or […]
There’s an awakening happening in Sacramento. Between big businesses booming, the arena looming and developments popping up everywhere, major change is happening. With every twist and turn, the city is paving the way to become the major metropolitan center that will finally remind visitors that San Francisco and Los Angeles are not the capital of California. This […]
When I was asked to speak today about community journalism, I was honored. I have a lot of respect for the Maynard Institute and its goals to bring diversity to journalism. And I’m so proud to see former students as a part of this important program: Marianna, Totty, Courtny and Ricardo. I thought about what […]
Sacramento City College Professor of Journalism Dianne Heimer recently spoke to Sacramento Voices correspondents at a training workshop. Her words captured the essence of the Voices program, and the motivation behind its support by the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. Professor Heimer’s remarks follow.
For Sacramento City College students, the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services office has one main focus: counseling. Each student has a specific counselor assigned to him or her. The three counselors in the EOPS office — Adam Freas, Sandy Ruedas, and Ken Times — are part of a team led by Irma Rodriguez. They counsel […]
Police officers make news — and often, it’s not good news. Recent events involving use of deadly force by police have led much of our society to develop a less than optimistic perspective toward men and women in law enforcement. For this reason, Asian Resources, Inc. has taken the initiative to help change perceptions and […]
Mission: to help remove barriers for underserved, disenfranchised and at-risk youth while at the same time improving their lives. Founder and President of the No Youth Left Behind Foundation of America Dr. Carroll Cooks envisioned a way to “empower youth through education, training, workforce development and community by creating quality human experiences with educational youth […]
Ever since I moved to the Greenhaven-Pocket area not long ago, I am surrounded by neighborhoods filled with trees. A stark contrast from my previous neighborhood, which was in the Fruitridge-Franklin area and brimming with businesses big and small. Greenhaven has a Grocery Outlet that we frequent, and that’s about it. I was very fond […]