VoiceWaves equips young people with media and storytelling skills to uplift their stories and the stories of their communities, amplifies youth voice through media partnerships and encourages civic engagement through community health reporting.

VoiceWaves has existed since 2011 and produces annual print publications distributed by The Long Beach Post, produces web content on a weekly basis, runs a Twitter, Facebook and Instagram account with relevant youth content and produces multimedia content year round.

VoiceWaves has been featured in The Long Beach Post, KQED, Press-Telegram, KCET & more.

VoiceWaves also partners with CSULB’s Journalism 495 class, Enterprise Reporting in Diverse Communities, every semester to guide students in developing story pitching and enhance community reporting skills for the next generation.

Latest Stories from VoiceWaves

The Guidance Center Launches Mental Health Campaign with Local Trainings for May

Community Guest | May 8, 2019
Community Blog, Other News
The Guidance Center will host an online campaign, dubbed “Let Courage Rise,” with local events throughout the month to raise…

Can We Rid the Shame of Community College Already? – VoiceWaves, Long Beach

Chantera Walton | May 8, 2019
Education, Opinion
Choosing Long Beach City College over a university doesn’t make you not ‘smart.’

California’s Wall Between Immigrants and Health Care — Opinion, VoiceWaves Long Beach

Benyamin Chao | May 1, 2019
Communities, Community Health, Government
Our state wants to extend health care to undocumented young adults. Will we leave their parents behind?

PODCAST: Keeping Long Beach Youth Out of the Prison System (Wavegang Podcast – My Brother’s Keeper)

M. Smith | April 25, 2019
Communities, Community Health, Government
Our youth team is joined by community experts and Black Lives Matter for a personal and smart chat about preventing…

Students, Teachers Rate Poly High School’s Feminism — Video Graphics

Briana Mendez-Padilla | April 18, 2019
Beyond Longbeach, Communities, Education
Youth Reporter Briana Mendez gives us a visual take on how students and teachers at Poly High School are weighing…

Dang! — People’s State of the City Took On Long Beach’s Housing, Police, Racial Inequality

M. Smith | April 16, 2019
Communities, Community Health, Economy, Government
Here’s our Recap Video, Social Media Story & Podcast covering the event. (We really went out all out on covering…