A Conversation with Dr. Martín Burt, Founder of Poverty Stoplight

Poverty Stoplight is a tool and platform that can be used to enable families to self-assess their levels of poverty and subsequently develop strategies for growth. The tool generates maps that will show the multi-dimensional ways in which individuals are socio-economically challenged and enables them to strengthen themselves…

MI CASA ES SU CASA: How Casa Youth Shelter is a Place of Home and New Beginnings

On a regular day, many pass the homeless on their way to the local coffee shop or night class and do little more than cast a sympathetic glance their way or, at times, even offer a few dollars as solace. This is the extent to which many interact…

Behind project FloodRISE and its efforts to mitigate disaster from flooding

FloodRISE is a program that predicts high-risk flooding areas. The program works with communities to present residents in Southern California and low-income communities world-wide with information to aid their survival. Helena CarlsonHelena Carlson is the editor-in-chief of InSight Magazine and a UC Irvine student studying literary journalism and software…

The Fight to Empower the Neglected

The Orange County Poverty Alleviation Coalition (OCPAC) is a nonprofit organization and a local poverty think tank dedicated to helping and empowering the homeless in Orange County. Through policy advocacy, the OCPAC promotes social and legal change. Its founder, attorney Mohammed Aly, is an advocate for those who…

My Love, My Dear

The Tiyya Foundation is a non-profit organization that assists and accommodates refugees and their families. The foundation was co-founded by Owliya Dima and her daughter Meymuna Hussein-Cattan, who are refugees from Ethiopia. Since 2010, Tiyya has grown and nourished into an organization that supports and raises awareness about…

Sewing as Resistance

The Social Justice Sewing Academy provides a platform where disadvantaged students create art as a way of narrating, shaping, and making meaning of their experiences in the world. Aditi MayerAditi Mayer is the founder of InSight Magazine. As a Literary Journalism and International Studies double major, she is passionate…

Angel de la Frontera: Angel of the Border

Repairing shelters and giving migrants hope are components of both Castro’s job and his passion.…