Tag Archives: youth

The Backstory of “Dreamers” Onstage at Brava

Brava Theater will host two performances of Gary Soto’s In and Out of Shadows this Sunday, featuring several young actors who have had personal experiences with the themes the musical explores: Being undocumented, living as an...
Photo by Marta Franco

New Online Resource for San Francisco Families

SFKids.org, the city’s primary online resource for parents, turned 10 this year, to celebrate it’s getting a new look. The San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF) released a revamped version of...
Elvira Zayas on the day she was released from jail, with her mother Elvira Zayas. Photo by Jean Melesaine.

With Gang Charges Dropped, Elvira Zayas Case Spotlights the Controversy Over ‘Safety Zones’

Elvira Zayas, a 19-year-old Mission poet and youth advocate, has endured months of legal battles, jail time and thousands of dollars in legal fees defending herself against alleged gang-related felony assault charges, later reduced  to...
Illustration by Molly Oleson.

A Teen Becomes a Casualty at 19

“My name is Cesar Bermudez, I was born and raised in San Francisco, Mission District.” Two years ago, a teenager introduced himself after several tries in front of a video camera. He was an intern...
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Giving Thanks: Streetside Stories Helps Students Share Experiences

Tech Tales, a program of Mission District non-profit Streetside Stories, helps students tell the true stories of their lives through art, and improves literacy skills in the process. The organization is tailored to middle schoolers who...