Category: Events

Mentoring Program Continues to Grow

On February 2nd, the Alumni Program held a kick-off celebration to announce its third group of mentoring matches. more

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LA Opera at Central Juvenile Hall

Heads turned as 100 students in IOW’s Writing Program at Central Juvenile Hall and more than 40 Alumni and special guests tried to figure out where the deep, powerful voice was coming from.  Suddenly more

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Barry J. Nidorf Writers’ Retreat

“How are you all doing?” asked Martin, the student MC, as he addressed the crowd that gathered for the 2011 Writers’ Retreat at Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall on Saturday, October 15th. more

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Giving Thanks Feast 2011

The 2nd annual Giving Thanks Feast was held on November 17th to celebrate and recognize the contributions of IOW’s Alumni, volunteers and community partners.  more

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The Power of Respect
Alton Pitre and Sergio Marroquin working on their poem Respect

Alton Pitre and Sergio Marroquin working on their poem Respect

On Sunday, June 12th, InsideOUT Writers joined LA County’s Probation Department and the Human Relations Commission for the first-ever Inter-Group Relations: Respect 101 Symposium at Central Juvenile Hall.  more

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Poetry & Partnership in Action
Alumni make a powerful showing at the summit

Alumni make a powerful showing at the summit

IOW Alumni were very excited to participate in the Loyola Youth Poetry Summit on June 3rd.  The Summit was organized by Loyola Law School’s Center for Restorative Justice and kicked off the first annual Another Way: Restorative Justice for Youth Conference. more

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“Do You Hear the People Sing ®”
Alumni, staff and mentors with CTG’s Leslie Johnson

Alumni, staff and mentors with CTG’s Leslie Johnson

On June 22nd, seven Alumni, along with mentors and staff attended a 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables at the Ahmanson Theatre.  The Center Theatre Group invited IOW to participate as part of the Target Young Audiences Program. more

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Los Padrinos Writers’ Retreat 2011

On Saturday June 25th, 30 students who participate in IOW’s Writing Program at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall gathered for the 2011 Writers’ Retreat. more

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2011 Writers’ Retreat at Central Juvenile Hall
IOW Teachers Susan Cuscuna, Jesse Bliss and Gaby Hernandez at the CJH Retreat

IOW Teachers Susan Cuscuna, Jesse Bliss and Gaby Hernandez.

 

On March 26th, the 2011 Writers’ Retreat was held at Central Juvenile Hall.

 

Over 80 students from 13 living units recited their original pieces before their peers, teachers and special guests, including students from Occidental College and USC.  more

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Alumni Read at Screening “Me Facing Life”

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On February 21st, three brave alumni, Esther Caballero, Jimmy Valdez and Benjamin Aparicio, participated in a community screening of the documentary Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story, reading pieces they had composed on the themes of hope and freedom. more

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