Empowering Youth Through Community Journalism

For the past 11 years, Boyle Heights Beat has offered a unique brand of bilingual journalism in an often neglected, […more…]

Boyle Heights Beat

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Support Local Journalism, Essential to the Community’s Landscape

Boyle Heights Beat is seeking $250,000 to continue to train and mentor local high school students as community journalists, allowing them to explore and uplift issues such as social injustice and racial disparities. The Beat is the only nonprofit bilingual news platform serving L.A.’s historic Eastside neighborhood; the project has been hailed by The New York Times for serving “an ever-greater need” for immigrant communities to have their stories heard. 

Professional journalists teach youth how to become agents of social change, while providing a pathway to education and career possibilities to those from an underserved community. 

The Beat sustains its youth development and community news project entirely from foundations and individual support. With your help, it can continue its mission to provide news “por y para la comunidad” – for and by the community. 

To learn more or to donate, please visit boyleheightsbeat.com.


Boyle Heights Beat is a bilingual community news project produced by youth, offering “noticias por y para la comunidad,” or  “news by and for the community.” Boyle Heights Beat offers a unique brand of community journalism, built around neighborhood meetings that youth reporters lead each quarter to solicit ideas and hear concerns. 

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Contact: Kris Rivera

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Boyle Heights Beat (BHB) helped introduce me to the power of media, journalism, and communications in high school, without knowing it was going to be the field I was going to pursue in college and in the future. I think BHB is making a difference through storytelling and always sharing compelling and informative stories. This program is important for the community because students from low-income communities like Boyle Heights are the trailblazers of the future – future engineers, doctors, journalists. Bringing these resources to students gives them opportunities and shows them what they are capable of.
Guadalupe Lazaro
Former Boyle Heights Beat reporter;
Bachelor of Communications, UCLA 2020;
Currently USC Annenberg
Communications Mgmt. student

Key Supporters

California Community Foundation
California Humanities
Daniela Gershon
Goldhirsh Foundation
Institute for Nonprofit News
Jesse Hardman
Jessica Perez
Miami Foundation
Pedro Rojas
Pilar Marrero
Samuel Vasquez
Snap Foundation
The California Endowment
USC Good Neighbor Campaign
Willa Seidenberg
Yerba Buena Foundation
YR Media