The summer of 2004 saw the lowest youth employment rate in NYC in over two decades. While youth struggle to get a decent education and jobs for teens are at an all-time low, funding for jails and detention centers continue to increase. G.A.P. youth spent the summer exploring this connection and produced a creative reflection on this enduring problem.
Meet GAP's New Board Member Elz Cuya!
We are so delighted to have Elz Cuya join the Global Action Project community.
Elz Cuya is the new Director of Communications at Harlem RBI and DREAM Charter School. Harlem RBI uses the power of baseball and teams to inspire East Harlem youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams. Elz has worked in the non-profit sector since 2003, holding development and marketing positions at Youth Speaks, Hip-Hop Theater Festival and Women's Project. In addition to serving on the board of Global Action Project, she is also a board member of The Translation Project, a literary organization celebrating the Iranian diaspora. She currently studies documentary filmmaking at Maysles Institute and loves going to the theater. Born to immigrant Filipino parents, Elz earned her BA in Mass Communications at University of California, Berkeley. Prior to working in the non-profit world, she spent a decade in the broadcasting industry (KNBR Sports, KCBS News). She is the founder of Poetry Mission, a poetry performance series still thriving in San Francisco, California, for which she was named one of the Bay Area's Hot 20 Under 40 by 7 x 7 Magazine. Elz is passionate about social justice and young people, which makes Global Action Project a natural and inspiring place for her to be!
If you would like to contribute to her birthday campaign supporting Global Action Project, click here.
Welcome to GAP Elz!