Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis along with the LA County board of Supervisors honors the Boyle Heights Beat, July 11, 2017. Boyle Heights Beat is a bilingual community newspaper produced by its youth and came into being through a partnership of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, and La Opinión, the Spanish language daily. (Photo by Gus Ruelas)

At a recent Board of Supervisors meeting, First District representative Hilda Solís recognized the work done by Boyle Heights Beat youth journalists, its mentors and directors.

“Thank you for being a powerful voice for Boyle Heights and the First District,” said Supervisor Solís, who shared some of the program’s achievements with her colleagues.

Several of our current and former students attended the ceremony, where Supervisor Solís presented each of our journalists and staffers with a commendation.


All photos by Gus Ruelas

The Boyle Heights Beat depends on donations from caring individuals who value the work done by our youth journalists.

Please help talented youth reporters from five Boyle Heights high schools continue reporting the stories that matter for the community. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation by credit card to the USC account for Boyle Heights Beat.

Boyle Heights Beat is a bilingual community newspaper produced by its youth "por y para la comunidad". The newspaper and its sister website serve an immigrant neighborhood in East Los Angeles of just under...

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