disParities Media Project

The disParities Media Project brings the voices of youth and their parents to the public policy debate, giving their experiences a platform to inform polices as they are formed and reformed. The project builds the journalism skills of youth by training them to write articles and to write and produce podcasts. The inaugural reporting of the project focuses on the lives of Black and Hispanic families in Norristown and Pottstown. The disParities Media Project is a partnership of Children First, the Urban League of Philadelphia, and ACLAMO of Montgomery County.

Grants Awarded to disParities Media Project

$50,000 - Awarded July 2020

Focus areas
Community-Centered Journalism

The 2020 Community Voices grant will support the disParities Media Project, a pilot media-making project that exposes the structural inequities affecting families with children in Norristown and Pottstown, where over 50% of the residents are Black and Brown. In partnership with ACLAMO and The Urban League, Children First will amplify the stories and lived experiences of these communities in search of justice and change.

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