Jessica Onion is a student from RPI, majoring in Sustainability Studies. She started interning with the Sanctuary in the fall of 2016, and will continue until June of 2017. Some of her academic/community interests include food sovereignty and community resilience. …


Edison Su(Shengjie Su) is a intern in The Sanctuary.  He is a SUNY-ALBANY student studying Communication and Documentary study.  He is a documentary filmmaker, advertising man, phtographer.  He wants to make the world a better place.  For example, He wants …


Rashawn is a Sophomore at Green Tech High Charter School. This year he’s involved in the Summer Youth Employment Program and works at the Sanctuary for Independent Media. Rashawn is looking forward to learning and experiencing new things. So far …


 

Sinici is 14 years old. She just graduated from 8th grade. She’s going to begin Troy High School in September. Before school ended she signed up for a Summer job and they placed her at the Sanctuary …


Veronica Fuentes is a Junior at Albany Leadership Charter High School for Girls. She is 16 years old and was first introduced to the Sanctuary for Independent Media in the summer of 2013. She was hired by the Rensselaer County. …


Daniel Lopez is 16 years old and he is going to be a Junior at Lansingburgh High School. Daniel likes to play football and dancing. He applied for a summer youth job and he was placed …


 

Jordan Thomas is a Junior at Green Tech Charter High Charter School. He was hired by the Summer Youth Employment Program by Rensselaer County to bring creativity, artistic ability, and passion to the community. Jordan hopes to …


 

Amarie has been working at The Sanctuary for Independent Media for a year strong now. Amarie is a hardcore member/volunteer of the Youth Media Sanctuary and a very powerful and open-minded individual. He has been active with …


Hannah Moran is interning at The Sanctuary for Independent Media for her 2017 spring semester. She is a SUNY New Paltz student studying media management. Having grown up in the city of Albany and having a passion for community outreach, …


 

Karina Wojnar, Spring 2017 intern and Siena Scholar for Uptown Summer 2017. She is a Siena College student studying social justice, art, and economics. She is a reader, hiker, writer, and activist. She is from Northern New Jersey …


 

Nick Nerolien is a senior at the University at Albany with a double major in Communication and Sociology. He interned at the Sanctuary of Independent Media during the spring 2017 semester. Nick came to the Sanctuary to …


Shatorah Buckman

Uptown Summer Youth Employee 2016

Project: Orange and Lex

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How has your …


Kai Griffin

Uptown Summer Youth Employment 2016

Project: Jerry Ford’s House

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Can you tell us about …


Sadie Anson (16)

Uptown Summer Youth Employee 2016

Project: Grandmother’s house

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What project are …


 

Milan

Uptown Summer Youth Employment 2016

Project: Jerry Ford’s House

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What power does youth media have in a …


 

Rachel Lord

Uptown Summer Youth Employment 2016

Project: Safer than Yemen

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Do you feel that you are a …


Diajah Greer
Uptown Summer Youth Employee 2016

Project: Jerry Ford’s House

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You used to …


 

Bryan Mangual (15)

Uptown Summer Youth Employee 2016

Project: Safer Than Yemen

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Would you call yourself a storyteller? …


 

Jahsendah Dann (15)

Uptown Summer Youth Employee 2016

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Do you write on your own?

If I’m in a …


 

 

Ayisha Menko (15)
Uptown Summer Youth Employee 2016
Project(s): Sadie’s grandmother’s house and Shatorahs’s grandmother’s house
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Had you …

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