The Fourth Estate

Jihee Huh and Her Uniquely American Philanthropic Legacy

Hope is what Jihee Huh started with and hope is what she continues to call on through hard times.  Huh, now a successful businessperson, activist, and philanthropist, found hope early, as a South Korean whose family fought for every rung of the ladder to success.    “All we had was hope, because we couldn’t speak the language, we didn’t have money, we had each other,” Huh says. “We didn’t have anybody else to rely on but ourselves… I think most immigrants who come to this country have similar experiences and, 50 years fast forward, I’m afraid we are losing hope. [...more...]

A California Gem Hiding in Plain Sight

Andy Candelaria was so determined to go to California State University, Northridge that as a freshman, he commuted for two hours by metro and bus from his home in Downey. Now a fifth-year senior majoring in Computer Information Technology, he lives closer and, thanks to internships facilitated by CSUN, he’s on track for a career in IT security. Milen Coronado, a fourth-year senior who plans to be a public-school teacher, is a double major in Liberal Studies and Chicana/o Studies. She also carries a double workload outside of class, as a teaching assistant at an elementary school and a CSUN [...more...]

Who’s Watching California’s Government?  CalMatters

The government running the world’s fifth largest economy spends more than $300 billion a year and disburses billions more in […more…]

Holding Youth-Serving Systems to Account Through Journalism and Youth Voice Fostering Media Connections

The best journalism often tells the stories that no one else sees. Stories that have the power to change minds, […more…]

Empowering Youth Through Community Journalism Boyle Heights Beat

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

Community Becomes Eclectic KCRW

In March 2008, an up-and-coming British singer stopped by KCRW’s studio on the campus of Santa Monica College to perform […more…]

Building a Better Democracy through Unmatched Reporting CalMatters

CalMatters was founded to fill the gap left by a shrinking press corps in order to empower people to engage […more…]