Friday, January 22, 2010

NEWS RELEASE -- Lincoln High Unveils Pilot Project to Connect Students, alumni and Community Online

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Contact: Debra Stephens
Phone: 619-985-7749


January 22, 2010 ­ Lincoln High School will host a community reception to
unveil the results of a pilot project that supports student achievement in
online journalism and media arts, and empowers Lincoln students, alumni and
neighbors with digital technology and training to share their own stories
online. The reception will take place on Thursday, January 28, 2010, 6:30pm
­ 8pm, at the Performing Arts Theatre on the Lincoln High School campus
located at 4777 Imperial Avenue, San Diego. This event is free and open to
the public.

Funded by a grant from The San Diego Foundation, the pilot Lincoln High
School Producers Project has created four programs:

(1) Teen Producers, a film collection of narratives, interviews and
reflections from the community;
(2) Doc Your Block, student stories about their surrounding community
(3) Echoes, alumni reflections on how Lincoln impacted their lives
(4) Voices of Lincoln, the official newspaper of Lincoln, ³The Buzz², in new
electronic format

In addition, mentoring relationships were established between Lincoln High
School and, Media Arts Center San Diego, and the San
Diego Association of Black Journalists. These relationships enabled the
students to strengthen their production and journalism skills.

The Lincoln High School Producers Project is a part of The San Diego
Foundation¹s Regional Information Initiative, a multi-year initiative
launched in partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation that
seeks to better inform and engage the region¹s diverse communities through
innovative use of digital media. Non-profit partners include the, Media Arts Center San Diego, and the San Diego County

For more information about the grant, contact Cheryl Alethia Phelps,
Director of Civil Society Analysis & Strategy at The San Diego Foundation at For more information on the community reception at
Lincoln High School, call 619-266-6500 or visit their website at

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