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

VIDEO: Long Beach program and unhoused residents speak on struggles of people experiencing homelessness

CSULB Enterprise Reporters | July 28, 2021
Communities, long beach, The Housing Crisis
In this video, we follow a local community outreach program to learn more about what Long Beach’s unhoused residents are…

After months of organizing by tenants, City Council set to vote on temporarily banning evictions for substantial remodeling

Carlos Omar | July 6, 2021
Community Health, long beach, The Housing Crisis, voicewaves
Tenants and advocates have spoken up about a substantial remodeling “loophole” being used by landlords to pursue evictions. A policy…

Unhoused CSULB students face challenges accessing food, financial assistance during pandemic

CSULB Enterprise Reporters | June 30, 2021
Community Health, Education
Unhoused university students report existing issues with accessing food and financial aid being exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COMMENTARY: How Euphoria is an example of the anti-romanticization of mental health and trauma

Ceferino Martirez | June 17, 2021
Arts + Culture
In this piece, our reporter discusses why they believe “Euphoria” has set a good example of how to portray living…

Isolated: A poem about one Long Beach student’s senior year during quarantine

Community Guest | June 9, 2021
Community Blog, Education
In this poem, Cal State Long Beach alum Tiffany Rawls writes about what it was like to experience her senior…

COVID-18 PODCAST: Unusual remote relaxation in Long Beach

Yesenia Pacheco | June 8, 2021
Community Health, Education
In this episode, local youth Nereida Nieto about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected her relationships, education, and family.