I am lying raised up on one elbow wondering whether in any direction I can see beyond where you stop.
— John Berger, Field

As a Lewis Hine Fellow with South Bronx United (SBU) I facilitated a middle school newspaper club focused on collaborative and creative modes of community journalism. We self published a printed paper that included event reporting, editorial writing, documentary photography, and non-fiction poetry. SBU is a Bronx, NY based non-profit that uses soccer as a tool for social change through activities on and off the soccer field.

The newspaper club met once a week during after school tutoring. What began as a structured introduction to journalism, became a playful adventure in story telling. I watched members explore their neighborhood with a sense of authority and wonder, and photographed informally alongside them as we played together.

You can view the complete newspaper here.

Writing:

From the Field #1: The Crossing

From the Field #2: The Bronx is Thawing

From the Field #3: Newspaper Squad