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Carlos Ortiz
“Too Young to Die” documentary on youth violence
Health & Disability Advocates
Chicago Health Matters: Shining light on federal health care reform on the south & west Sides
In These Times
Young, Black and Marginal: African-American Chicago in Age of Austerity
Loyola University Chicago
Series of economic news stories on Pilsen community
National Museum of Mexican Art-Radio Arte
Bilingual multimedia series focusing on Latina perspective
Windy City Media Group
AIDS resources and funding on the west and south sides


Amandilo Cuzan
Video documentary on turnaround at Wendell Phillips High School in Bronzeville
Investigative stories on use of Tax-Increment Financing in Austin
Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council/The Gate Newspaper
Daring to Dream: Youth & parent volunteers document education challenges
Beyondmedia Education
Digital abuse and cyberbullying among low-income youth of color
Bill Healy
Audio slideshows documenting a day in the life of five individuals on the southwest side
Enlace Chicago
Moving Past Juvenile Records: series on how expungement helps youth enter productive adulthood
Grassroots Collaborative
Series exploring the impact of low wage jobs on communities of color
Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corp.
Multimedia oral history by youth reporters of their elders in 3 south side communities
Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention
Coverage of youth-led violence prevention programs
Irasema Salinas
Site featuring local Latinas working in the arts and beyond
Kalyn Belsha
Series examining Chicago Public School implementation of dual language program
Kari Lydersen
Series covering southeast side environmental challenges & future in a green economy
Latinos Progresando
Effects of Mexico’s drug war on Chicago’s Mexican communities
Little Village Environmental Justice Organization
El Cilantro: Youth, media and environmental justice
Megan Cottrell
Series exploring correlation between lead poisoning and academic performance
Metropolitan Tenants Organization
“Slumlord Millionaires” articles looking at one publicly supported & one privately-owned building
Mujeres Latinas en Accion
Multimedia reports from Latina perspective on being undocumented and on teen suicide
Neighborhood Writing Alliance
Series on individuals with disabilities living and working on Chicago’s south and west sides
Rainbow Gal, Inc.
Radio series investigating the City of Chicago’s program for black and female business entrepreneurs
Samuel C. Cholke
Examination of county health reorganization & effect on low-income populations
Serethea Matthews
Examination of 911 response & lack of equitable distribution of police services in Austin
Strategic Human Service-North Lawndale News
Multi-media investigation of impact of poverty in seven west side communities
Sue Ostman
Prostitution court in practice: Stories on individuals leaving the sex trade
The Voice Newspapers
Series documenting correlation of academic success & youth engagement with juvenile justice system
The Westside Writing Project
Research and reporting on efforts to revitalize the Chicago Avenue