POPS: Man with white hair, glasses, light blue shirt standing against whiteboard talks to high school students sitting at individual desks.

Young Family of Prisoners Find Safe Space at POPS in LA High Schools

It’s lunchtime on a recent Wednesday at Venice High School. Twenty or so students are sitting at their desks with full plates of food looking up at the teacher. No one is looking at their phones. They listen attentively to the man up front, who is giving them a writing prompt.

Coverage of the Los Angeles March for Our Lives

When the Los Angeles March for Our Lives crowd stepped off on March 24, students at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism were there to cover it.

Homelessness: Smiling young woman with short dark hair, dark patterned T-shirt and dark pants sits partly in sun on stoop; open mailbox, white fence, street visible on left.

How Homelessness Crisis in LA Affects Aged-out Foster Youth

Doniesha Thomas is in her bedroom, crouching on the floor and peering into a pet carrier that appears empty. “He’s in there, all the way back,” she said, reaching in to find the kitten she rescued from a nearby vacant lot the day before, though she says she dislikes cats.