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Education

Merced foster youth, advocates push for change in school funding priorities

Posted March 13, 2017 by Hannah Esqueda

Above: Sabrina Abong shows off her high school diploma after graduating from Los Banos High School. A former foster youth, Abong now attends Merced Community College and works as an advocate with California Youth Connection.  By Hannah Esqueda MERCED, Calif. — Foster youth and community allies are asking local school officials to prioritize state-issued equity […]

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Community

Boys & Girls Club Now Open to Merced Youth on Saturdays

Posted February 17, 2017 by Hannah Esqueda

Above: (Photo by Hannah Esqueda) Members of the Boys & Girls Club of Merced County play games during a rainy afternoon. The Club recently received additional funding from the Merced City Council as part of a pilot program to open the center on Saturdays.  By Hannah Esqueda MERCED, Calif. — For the first time in […]

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Politics

State of Merced talk glosses over youth funding

Posted February 13, 2017 by Hannah Esqueda

At the talk, Murphy repeatedly described his vision of a bright future for Merced, but failed to share much detail on how the city planned to improve its record on youth investment. City leaders have previously been criticized for slashing youth-program funding, investing about $13,000 annually in youth programs in recent years.

Murphy said that the city recently added more resources to McNamara and Stephen Leonard Parks, enabling the city to serve thousands of families through academic and recreational resources.

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Community

Community Roundtable Puts Spotlight on Scams Targeting Valley Communities

Posted January 19, 2017 by Hannah Esqueda

While anyone can fall prey to a scam artist, officials say immigrant, low-income and minority communities in the Central San Joaquin Valley are among the most frequently targeted by fraud. Language barriers and unfamiliarity with the U.S. government make them attractive targets for would-be scammers.

Undocumented communities are especially vulnerable, with fears of deportation preventing victims from interacting with authorities.

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YouthWire Weighs In: Holiday Wishes

Posted December 22, 2016 by We'Ced

All I want for the New Year is for us to put resentment behind us. I hold a lot of anger towards people within my community, school and neighborhood and I would like to try and let go of some of it. That is my holiday wish.

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