This past June, we launched the inaugural year of our Youth Fellows Program. During the five weeks, our Fellows conducted a logic study of Little Tokyo, participated in challenging two-week internship programs, conducted in-depth, comprehensive interviews with community leaders and local stakeholders, and went on field visits to learn how things get done here in Los Angeles.

 

Coro Youth Fellows (Left to Right) Katherine Amaya, Cristina Gonzalez, Matt Salazar, Tyler Chen and Casey Corona in LA Council Chamber.

 

Coro Youth Fellows Kathy Amaya, Cristina Gonzalez, Matt Salazar and Tyler Chen in CD8 Marqueece Harris-Dawson’s district office.

 

Brian Gallo presenting his “issue in LA” pitch to the rest of the Youth Fellows. He proposed the cohort spend a day exploring the issue of traffic and potential strategies to alleviate congestion in the region.

 

A part of Cristina’s presentation on the Load, Design, Working parts and Fuel of her placement: LAUSD Board District 1.

 

Youth Fellows Cristina Gonzalez and Matt Salazar lead their cohort on a field day exploring homelessness in DTLA.

 

Youth Fellows (L to R) Noah Sugerman, Tyler Chen, Cristina Gonzalez, Brian Gallo and Sydney Shinatani at Homeboy Industries as part of their field day on gang activity in LA County. After meeting with Homeboy, the group spent time with LA County Sheriff’s Operation Safe Streets Dept.

 

Youth Fellows with guide Darrell Kunitomi, who has been on staff at the LA Times for forty years. Youth Fellows experienced the past, present and future of the media outlet and met with Jon Healey who discussed the complexities of reporting in a digital age and how the paper is adapting.