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Chain of Change is committed to advancing justice in and through media. We see gaps and contradictions between how mainstream media often report on violence involving and affecting youth and what you are experiencing in your everyday life. This blog seeks to fill in the gaps by including your story.

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From the News

College Ends Free Tuition, and an Era

May 18, 2013 - no comments
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/24/nyregion/cooper-union-to-charge-undergraduates-tuition.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

College Ends Free Tuition, and an Era

Cooper Union, one of the last tuition-free colleges in America, decided to charge students admission. Cooper Union has been a free school for over a century in New York's East Village neighborhood. In protest, students gathered around Cooper Union and gave the college a symbolic hug after the decision to charge admission was announced. "The decision ends almost two years of roiling debate about an education that was long revered for being “free as air and water,” and stood as the school’s most distinguishing feature, insulating it until now from concerns about the rising cost of a college degree."



We Are Not Alone Campaign Expands to Bronzeville

September 07, 2011 - no comments
http://www.thegatenewspaper.com/2011/06/we-are-not-alone-campaign-expands-to-bronzeville/

We Are Not Alone Campaign Expands to Bronzeville

Youth Leadership Council member Tiara Epps, along with other youth organizations, talk about their youth anti-violence work at a "We Are Not Alone" event in June.



Can Englewood be Saved?

June 02, 2011 - 3 Comments
by Kari Lydersen

Can Englewood be Saved?

Despite rampant crime and hundreds of abandoned homes, some residents of this South Side neighborhood aren’t giving up



St. Sabina honors young victims of violence

May 17, 2011 - no comments
by Michelle Gallardo

On Sunday, a memorial wall was unveiled at St. Sabina Catholic Church to remember young victims of violence. About a dozen mothers gathered at the memorial, which contains the names and faces of more than 70 youth, all killed way before their time.



Booker T. Washington Wins White House Commencement Challenge

May 12, 2011 - 1 Comment
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Booker T. Washington Wins White House Commencement Challenge

Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis has won the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge and will have President Barack Obama come speak at their graduation ceremony.





Youth Blog

We Need Art

August 02, 2013 - no comments
by Bella Age 11, Dylan Age 11 and Talia Age 11

Some schools don't offer art throughout the school year, but we think that art classes should be offered all year and at all schools. Art makes us feel happy and free.



What I like about school.

August 02, 2013 - no comments
by Henry Age 10 image

Something positive about my school is that there is no bullying. Sometimes someone loses their temper but it's not bullying. I also like the special classes I can take, like spanish, art, drama, gym and music. The best part of my day is probably the after school specials. The after school special I like the most is my martial arts class. It makes me really happy that I have art and music classes at my school.



Breakthrough Film Club to premiere full-length film at Westinghouse

May 25, 2013 - no comments
Austin Weekly News

Breakthrough Film Club to premiere full-length film at Westinghouse
On May 25, the film club members will debut the efforts of their spring session – their first full-length film. The showing will be held from 12:30-2 p.m. at Westinghouse College Prep, 3223 W. Franklin Boulevard, East Garfield Park, Chicago.

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Los jóvenes de color son afectados por cyber-bullying?

November 03, 2011 - 2 Comments
by Lynda Lopez

Los jóvenes de color son afectados por cyber-bullying?
Lynda López explora experiencia de los jóvenes de color con cyberbullying.



Are youth of color affected by cyberbullying?

October 04, 2011 - 1 Comment
by Lynda Lopez

Are youth of color affected by cyberbullying?
Youth Leadership Council Member Lynda Lopez reached out to youth in Humboldt Park and Logan Square to talk about their experiences with cyberbullying.

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