Voicewaves equips young people with news media and storytelling skills to uplift their stories and the stories of their communities. It 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 Press-Telegram, produces youth-led news content for the web on a weekly basis, runs a Twitter, Facebook and Instagram account with relevant youth content and produces multimedia content year round.

Voicewaves Youth Reporters’ stories continue to be featured in The Long Beach Post, KQED, Press-Telegram, KCET & more.

Latest Stories from Voicewaves

Long Beach residents continue protesting Kroger as closure of two local stores nears

Ceferino Martirez | April 9, 2021
Communities, long beach
Both the Food 4 Less in North Long Beach and a Ralphs near the Traffic Circle are set to close…

Long Beach tenants launch campaign aiming to prevent substantial remodeling evictions in the city

Carlos Omar | April 1, 2021
Community Health, long beach
Closing the substantial remodeling loophole in the state’s law would prevent landlords in Long Beach from using substantial remodeling of…

Young adult expansion of Medi-Cal benefits many, but also highlights other age groups’ healthcare benefits needs

Carlos Omar | March 30, 2021
Beyond Longbeach, Community Health
The expansion has benefited many young adults throughout the state, but organizers say it has also shown how there continues…

PODCAST: How the COVID-19 pandemic has changed one Long Beach local’s employment

CSULB Enterprise Reporters | March 30, 2021
In this podcast, a Long Beach local shares how the pandemic has changed their career path multiple times.

CSULB students upset by proposed change to current grading policy

Anabelle Custodio | March 19, 2021
The proposed change could lead to the integration of pluses and minuses into grades, impacting GPAs and decisions based on…

PODCAST: Local advocates cautiously optimistic amidst Biden’s immigration reform plans

CSULB Enterprise Reporters | March 18, 2021
Beyond Longbeach, Communities
Gaby Hernandez speaks about recent immigration reforms and what legislators and residents can do protect members of the immigrant community.