Tag Archives: SF International High School

High School Students Push for Proposition C

The housing crisis is on everyone’s mind – even, and perhaps especially so, on the minds of students at San Francisco International High School, where one class recently completed coursework on the local June ballot’s Proposition C. The proposition would put the city’s inclusionary housing requirement into the hands of the Board of Supervisors, to be adjusted as necessary to...

SF Students Get Leadership Education from the Great Outdoors

Sometimes what it takes to get kids to learn abstract skills is to send them outdoors – at least that’s what San Francisco educators are finding as they send their students on trips through Outward Bound, an organization dedicated to getting kids outdoors. For many city kids, suddenly up and leaving on a five-day backpacking trip is no joke. Josh...

Locals Battle Global Climate Change, Pollution

Reaching across cultural and language barriers, immigrant students at the San Francisco International High School have compiled profiles of individuals working to solve a problem the students are personally affected by or interested in. This group of change makers is  protecting the environment and fighting climate change. Michele Palmer Our group interviewed Michele Palmer about environmental pollution. She is from...

Health Workers Help Reduce Addiction

Reaching across cultural and language barriers, immigrant students at the San Francisco International High School have compiled profiles of individuals working to solve a problem the students are personally affected by or interested in. This group of change-makers is fighting drug and alcohol addiction. Rebecca Peng Biography Our group interviewed Rebecca Peng. She was born and raised in Taiwan. She...

Change-Makers Fight Domestic Violence

Reaching across cultural and language barriers, immigrant students at the San Francisco International High School have compiled profiles of individuals working to solve a problem the students are personally affected by or interested in. This group of change-makers works to reduce domestic violence. Yael Melamed   Our group interviewed Yael Melamed from New York City. She currently has a private practice...

Educators, Youth Advocates Tackle Bullying

Reaching across cultural and language barriers, immigrant students at the San Francisco International High School have compiled profiles of individuals working to solve a problem the students are personally affected by or interested in. This group of change-makers is helping to reduce bullying. Holly Pederson Biography Holly Pederson is from Davis, California. She works at Jewish Family and Children Services...

Men and Women Who Combat Gang Violence

Reaching across cultural and language barriers, immigrant students at the San Francisco International High School have compiled profiles of individuals working to solve a problem the students are personally affected by or interested in. This group of change makers focuses on combating gang violence.   Donna Safford Our group interviewed Donna Safford. Donna is from Detroit, Michigan. She works at...

Fighting Evictions and Homelessness

Reaching across cultural and language barriers, immigrant students at the San Francisco International High School have compiled profiles of individuals working to solve a problem the students are personally affected by or interested in. These change makers are working to reduce evictions and homelessness. Emiliano Chacon Biography Our group interviewed Emiliano Chacon. Emiliano is from San Francisco, but his family is...

Fighting for LGBTQ Rights

Reaching across cultural and language barriers, immigrant students at the San Francisco International High School have compiled profiles of individuals working to solve a problem the students are personally affected by or interested in. This change maker strives to establish equal rights for LGBTQ people. Sveta Apodaca Our group interviewed Sveta Apodaca. She is from Kazakhstan. She is software engineer...

Change-Maker Battles Religious Discrimination

  Reaching across cultural and language barriers, immigrant students at the San Francisco International High School have compiled profiles of individuals working to solve a problem the students are personally affected by or interested in. This “Change-Maker” focuses on discrimination against immigrants. You can view the profiles of other Change-Makers here. Lara Kiswani Biography Our group interviewed Lara Kiswani. Lara...

International Students Study Pollution

Some of the students at the San Francisco International High School have only been in the country for a short time, but they are already tackling difficult topics that transcend borders. Each student has selected a “Change maker,” someone who, in their eyes, is solving the problems these students care about most. In this ongoing series, the students first write...

Immigrant Students Study Addiction

Some of the students at the San Francisco International High School have only been in the country for a short time, but they are already tackling difficult topics that transcend borders. Each student has selected a “Change maker,” someone who, in their eyes, is solving the problems these students care about most. In this ongoing series, the students first write...

International Students Study Evictions

Some of the students at the San Francisco International High School have only been in the country for a short time, but they are already tackling difficult topics that transcend borders. Each student has selected a “Change maker,” someone who, in their eyes, is solving the problems these students care about most. In this ongoing series, the students first write...

Fighting Immigrant Discrimination

Reaching across cultural and language barriers, immigrant students at the San Francisco International High School have compiled profiles of individuals working to solve a problem the students are personally affected by or interested in. This group of change makers focuses on discrimination against immigrants.  Rogelio Garza Biography Rogelio Garza is from San Antonio, Texas, but right now he lives in...

Immigrant Students Study Immigration

Some of them have only been in the country a few months, but students at the San Francisco International High School are already tackling difficult topics that transcend borders. Each student has selected a “Change-maker,” someone who, in their eyes, is solving the problems these students care about most. In this ongoing series, Mission Local presents their stories and their...